MISS EAST GEORGIA STATE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 2ND
Guests of the 2013 Miss East Georgia State College (EGSC) Scholarship Pageant will enjoy an entertaining evening of “Cowgirls and Crowns” set in the wild, wild west as talented EGSC students compete for the opportunity to represent the College and compete in the Miss Georgia Pageant, which could ultimately lead to becoming Miss America.
Which “cowgirl” will win the crown? Find out at the pageant on Saturday, February 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center Auditorium on East Georgia's main campus in Swainsboro.
Admission, payable at the door, is $6 for adults and $3 for ages 12 years old and under. Students with a Cat Card are admitted free.
The newly crowned Miss East Georgia State College will compete in the Miss Georgia Pageant, June 19 - 22, 2013, at the River Center in Columbus, Georgia. The Miss Georgia Pageant is a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant and has evolved well beyond being focused on beauty.
Volunteerism has become a very important part of the pageant system. In addition to raising donations for the Children’s Miracle Network, all contestants select a platform and become an advocate for their chosen cause.
This year’s contestants for the Miss East Georgia State College are:
Austin Carruth from Swainsboro is the 19 year old daughter of Kevin and Cherry Carruth. She is a sophomore majoring in journalism and will be performing a vocal talent. Austin’s platform is “Childhood Cancer Awareness.”
Preshonda Dupree from Dublin is the 19 year old daughter of Janya Dubree. She is a freshman majoring in nursing and will be performing a praise dance. Preshonda’s platform is promoting the “American Red Cross.”
Ann Marie Hendley from Twin City is the 19 year old daughter of Wesley and Patti Hendley. She is a freshman majoring in art and will be performing a vocal selection. Ann Marie’s platform is “No Texting While Driving.”
Jemoria Jenkins from Sylvania is the 18 year old daughter of Bruce and Rosalyn Taylor. She is a freshman majoring in early childhood education and for talent, she will be performing a vocal selection. Jemoria’s platform is “Juvenile Diabetes awareness.”
Jessica Jennings from Waynesboro is the 19 year old daughter of Tim Jennings and Stephanie Murphy. She is a sophomore majoring in Exercise Science and she’ll be performing a tap dance for her talent. Jessica’s platform is “Jumping into Fires.”
Alexis Morgan from Perry is the 18 year old daughter for Shuwanda Marshall. She is a freshman majoring in early childhood education and she’ll be reciting a poem for her talent. Alexis selected the “National Fatherhood Initiative: Parental Involvement and Children’s Well-Being” as her platform.
Interesting facts about the Miss America Organization show it‘s value as a personal development tool:
• The Miss America Organization is the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women; This is the 92nd year of Miss America. Miss America started in 1921 by businessmen in Atlantic City as a way of extending the summer season.
• Today’s Miss America Organization is a not for profit organization dedicated to empowering young women to achieve their personal, professional and educational goals.
• Miss America is proud of its heritage and it is more relevant than ever as an enormous opportunity for some of the most intelligent, outgoing, multi-faceted and stylish women today.
• The Miss America Organization provides young women an opportunity to further their personal and professional goals and instill a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community based programs.
• The young women who compete in the Miss America system are intelligent, articulate, highly motivated, caring, talented, ambitious and hard working. They are passionate about their platform issues and are major contributors to public service. They exemplify leadership skills, strength of character and spirit…they touch lives.
• The dedicated young women who compete for the coveted Miss America title donate more than 500,000 hours each year to make Miss America one of the largest community service organizations in the country.
• Previous Miss America titleholders have gone on to accomplish great things in all aspects of their lives from business to family, to community, and they embody everything MAO represents.
• After Miss America is selected she embarks on a year-long national speaking tour. As a national spokesperson and advocate, Miss America travels the country addressing diverse audiences, increasing awareness and promoting her chosen platform.
• Each year, tens of thousands of Miss America volunteers give over 500,000 hours of service to more than over 12,000 community-service projects.