On Saturday, February 3, 2018, five young women competed for the title of Miss East Georgia State College 2018. They completed in the categories of Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, On State Questions, Talent and Evening Gown, with preliminary interview competition happening earlier that day. The theme of this year’s pageant was “Behind the Mask,” carrying the masquerade theme throughout the competition. The pageant was also dedicated to Rachel Jane Frederick, Miss EGSC 2012, who passed away earlier that week.
This year’s Miss EGSC is Taylor Sapp, 18, of Claxton. She is the daughter of Andrea Sapp. Her platform is Volunteering: Start Where You Are. She is a freshman Biology major and plans to become a chiropractor and own her own practice. In addition to the crown, Sapp also took home the award for Miss Congeniality, the Rachel Jane Frederick Interview Award, and the Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Award.
First Runner Up was Alexis Brooke McBroom, 19, of Swainsboro. She is the daughter of Tonya Morel and Dwayne McBroom. Her platform is Autism Awareness. She is a sophomore majoring in Education with a focus on Special Education. She plans to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education, focusing on students with special needs. She has a passion to shape the minds of young students. McBroom was also the People’s Choice Award winner.
Second Runner Up was Ashli McGlon, 19, of Thomaston. She is the daughter of Joey and Susan McGlon. Her platform is the American Cancer Society. She is a freshman majoring in Psychology, and plans to become a dolphin trainer and spend every day working for them. McGlon also took home the Talent Award for her performance of a color guard routine featuring flag and saber elements.
Congratulations to all of this year’s amazing young women!