Miss East Georgia College to compete in Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant
by Emanuel County Live | June 27, 2008 12:00 am
Jessica Best, Miss East Georgia College 2008, will compete in the Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant in Columbus, Georgia, June 21 -28. Jessica, the daughter of Sandra and Bobby Best of Mt. Vernon, is an early childhood education major at East Georgia College. A sophomore senator in EGC’s Student Government Association, she is the grand daughter of Dean Flitt of Lyons.
A graduate of Montgomery County High School, Jessica is a member of Phi Theta Kappa (Beta Iota Beta Chapter at EGC) Honorary Society at East Georgia College.
Jessica recently appeared on WTOC –TV in Savannah helping raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network and later that day visited the children at Memorial Hospital representing the college as Miss EGC.
“It is truly an honor to represent East Georgia College, which is a vital part of the community. I also wish to thank EGC’s President, Dr. John Black, Vicki Sherrod, and the East Georgia College family for all their support. My platform at Miss Georgia is ‘Building Confidence and Self-Esteem,'” commented Jessica Best.
Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant is a part of the Miss America Scholarship Organization. This marks the first time that East Georgia College has had a representative in the Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant. Cassie Brantley, a former Miss EGC and graduate of the College is also competing in the Miss Georgia Pageant. She is presently Miss Emanuel County.
Jessica’s talent will be tap dancing. She teaches clogging at Dolls Dance Studio in Mt. Vernon. She is a member of the First Methodist Church of Mt. Vernon, where she is an extremely active member. Jessica is also mentoring nine year old, Jacey Adams of Mt. Vernon as part of her Miss EGC/Miss Georgia mission.
The pageant is not televised this year. If you are interested in seeing it, it will be webcast from WRBL in Columbus – log on to www.wrbl.com a little before 7:30 p.m. on June 28th.