Miss EGSC Scholarship Pageant to be held February 1
by Emanuel County Live | January 30, 2014 9:12 am
Guests of the 2014 Miss East Georgia State College Scholarship Pageant will enjoy an entertaining evening of “Moonlight and Magnolias” as nine students vie for the coveted title and an opportunity to represent the college over the next year.
The pageant will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Luck Flanders Gambrell building on the East Georgia State College Swainsboro campus.
All previous Miss East Georgia State College Queens are invited, as well as the general public. Admission is $5 for adults.EGSC students are admitted free with their ID.
The winner will go on to represent EGSC in the Miss Georgia Pageant, June 18 – 21, 2014, at the River Center in Columbus. The Miss Georgia Pageant is a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant. Volunteerism is a very important part of the pageant system, and in addition to raising donations for the Children’s Miracle Network, all contestants must select a platform to advocate.
This year’s student contestants include:
Ti-Mara Bell from Wadley – She is the 18 year old daughter of Tim and Myra Bell. She is majoring in psychology and will be performing a vocal selection. For her platform, she will be promoting “Music as a lifesaver.”
Aimee DeWitt from Eulonia – She is the 18 year old daughter of Robert and Tracie DeWitt. She is majoring in general studies and will be performing a contemporary dance to “At Last” by Etta James. Her platform is “Dance: A movement towards better health.”
Jasmine Gause -She is a 19-year-old from Louisville majoring in art. She will be performing a monologue and for her platform, she will be promoting “Self-esteem.”
Miyah George from Dublin – She is the 18 year old daughter of Muriel Stephens and Carl George. She is majoring in nursing and will be reciting the poem, “Still I Rise,” by Maya Angelou. Her platform focuses on “Empowering our youth for a better tomorrow.”
Shalisa Harswell from Soperton – She is the 18 year old daughter of Susan and Willie Harswell. She is majoring in General Studies/Pre-Dentistry and her platform promotes “Childhood Obesity Awareness.”
She will perform a praise dance titled “He Wants It All.”
Ann Marie Hendley from Twin City – She is the 19 year old daughter of Wesley & Patti Hendley. She is majoring in Art and will be performing a vocal selection, “Hallelujah.” Her platform is “No Texting While Driving.”
Keshon Hinkins from Statesboro – Sheis the 19 daughter of Ranesia Brown and Na’Shon Hinkins. She is majoring in social work and will be reciting a poem by Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman.” Her platform focuses on “Care for Asthma.”
Anna Hodges from Baxley – She is the 19 year old daughter of Randy & Pam Hughes. She is majoring in nursing and will be performing a vocal selection, “Orange Colored Sky.” Her platform promotes having a “Positive Body Image.”
Harley Strickland from Claxton – Sheis the 18 year old daughter of Keith & Jo Ann Strickland. She is majoring in broadcast journalism and will be performing a tap dance to “I Got This Feeling”
by James Brown. Her platform focuses on “Hospice volunteering.”
Interesting facts about the Miss America Organization:
• The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.
• The program exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women and to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community. Almost all contestants have either received, or are in the process of earning, college or postgraduate degrees and utilize Miss America scholarship grants to further their educations.
• To become Miss America, a contestant must first win a local competition and then compete to represent her state, a process requiring personal commitment, hard work and talent. Thousands of women participate each year in the local and state events, culminating in the selection of 53 national finalists who vie for the Miss America title. Tens of thousands of volunteers organize the local and state preliminary competitions, promoting community involvement throughout the United States and furthering scholarship and achievement among young women in their communities.
• The Miss America Organization has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the United States. To date, local, state and national contestants have raised over $9.5 million and made countless appearances on behalf of the children treated in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
• In 1954, during the golden era of television, the Miss America competition was broadcast live for the first time. That broadcast broke viewership records of the day with 39 percent of the television audience (27 million viewers) watching the Miss America telecast.
• The Miss America telecast is the fourth longest-running live event in television history. It has been broadcast live at one time or another by all three of the country’s major television networks.
• The Miss America Competition celebrated its 92nd Anniversary in 2013.