The 8th annual Miss South Salt Lake Scholarship Pageant crowned a new queen at Granite High School and bid farewell to 1987 Miss South Salt Lake, Jennifer Sanders.

Beckie Fowler, a 1987 graduate of Olympus High School, was crowned 1988 Miss South Salt Lake. The first runner-up was Nancy Knapp, a sophomore at Brigham Young University, and the second runner-up was Nancy Elaine Whipple, a senior at Skyline High School. Two other contestants, Kara Gillespie, a Woods Cross High School student and Catherine Read, a BYU student, also participated in the competition.As the 1988 Miss South Salt Lake, Fowler will be awarded a $250 educational scholarship and will have the opportunity to compete in the 1989 Miss Utah Pageant in Orem.

Miss Utah 1987, Marianne Bales, entertained the pageant by modeling the wardrobe she wore at the 1987 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City and by performing a dance routine.