The 2016 Miss East Georgia State College Scholarship Pageant will be held on February 6, 2016 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Luck F. Gambrell Center Auditorium. Nine contestants will compete for the crown in the categories of Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, On Stage Questions, Talent and Evening Gown. The theme for this year’s scholarship pageant is “Frame the Moment,” and will serve as a spectacular backdrop to the proceedings.
Hailey Rials, 21, of Lyons is the daughter of Greg Rials and Jeanette Scott. Her platform is Mental Health Awareness. She is a senior biology major, and plans to graduate from EGSC with her B.S. in Biology before attending South University to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She plans to become a pharmacist while continuing her education, then go into pharmaceutical research.
Jessica Dixon, 18, of Girard is the daughter of Michael and Pam Dixon. Her platform is Impact of the 4-H Program. She is a sophomore Biology major and plans to graduate from EGSC with her B.S. in Biology before attending the University of Georgia to pursue a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She then plans to work with an equine clinic.
MaNazja Davis, 19, of Uvalda is the daughter of Bennie and Remonica Davis. Her platform is the Sister to Sister Program. She is a freshman General Studies major and plans to major in physical therapy or educational counseling.
Alex Kangeter, 18, of Metter is the daughter of Rusty and Jan Kangeter. Her platform is the American Red Cross. She is a freshman Biology major and plans to earn her B.S. in Biology and become a veterinarian.
Keshauna Jones, 19, of Decatur is the daughter or Keith Jones, Stacey Jones and Marie Williams. Her platform is Domestic Violence Awareness. She is a freshman Communication Arts major and plans to become a reporter or a lawyer.
Yolanda Pittman, 18, of Carrollton is the daughter of O. C. Hunt, Jr. and Melody Hunt. Her platform is Supporting the Promotion of Colon Cancer. She is a freshman Criminal Justice major, and plans to get her law degree and make her way from the smallest position in criminal justice to the top and head lawyer.
Lauren Kirksey, 18, of Baxley is the daughter of Kenny and Christa Kirksey. Her platform is the Lustgarten Foundation. She is a freshman Civil Engineering major, and plans to graduate with her degree and go on to work at Plant Hatch, a nuclear power plant near her hometown.
Darienne Coleman, 18, of Baxley is the daughter of Shelli and Brandon Dubberly and Luke Coleman. Her platform is Promoting a Positive Self Image. She is a freshman Nursing and Spanish major, and plans to travel around the country and sign on to different hospitals for weeks at a time after graduation, eventually doing mission work around the world in different hospitals.
Harley Paradice, 18, of Vidalia is the daughter of Todd and MaDonna Paradice. Her platform is Love the Skin You’re In. She is a freshman General Studies major and plans to keep her professional options open but be successful in whatever she decides to pursue.
Emceeing the competition will be Maurice Brantley, who currently works as a Student Affairs Communication Specialist at EGSC and is co-advisor of the International Club.
Don’t miss this special night at EGSC!