Update: Miss Georgia contestants return to answer onstage questions

June 21, 2013 

10:17 p.m.: The Mu Group competed earlier in the evening wear. They answer their onstage questions now.

Miss Macon, Amanda D. Scott, 21, of Lincolnton, Ga., goes to the Georgia Institute of Technology, majoring in public policy and business. Her platform is Choosing Miracles Now with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Miss Apple Capitol, Tara R. Clance, 22, of Ellijay, Ga., goes to Belmont University, majoring in international politics and Asian studies. Her platform is Celebrating Cultural Diversity.

Miss Rome, Cierra Dena'e Jackson, 21, of Columbus, goes to Spelman College, majoring in political science. Her platform is Violent Valor: A Partnership with the USO and Joining Forces.

Miss Hummingbird Festival, Courtney N. Hinesley, 18, of Grayson, Ga., goes to Georgia Regents University, majoring in nursing. Her platform is Let's Get it Straight: Scoliosis Awareness and Early Detection.

Miss Emanuel County, Kaidy L. English, 19, of Swainsboro, Ga., goes to East Georgia State College, majoring in early childhood education. Her platform is Coming Out of You Shell: Building Self-Confidence in Young Girls.

Miss Cumming Fair, Katie L. Grego, 19, of LaGrange, Ga., goes to Columbus State University, majoring in physics and geology. Her platform is Seize the Moment: Raising Awareness for Epilepsy.

Miss Columbus State University, Katelyn Pawlowski, 20, of Midland, Ga., goes to Columbus State University, majoring in business management. Her platform is Do You See What I See? Giving the Gift of Sight.

Miss River City, Teresa F. Davis, 22, of Hoschton, Ga., goes to the University of Georgia, majoring inb digital and broadcast journalism and Spanish. Her platform is Five Star Families: Supporting and Honoring Our Military and Their Families.

Miss Fountain City, Amanda M. Lawler, 21, of Santa Claus, Ga., goes to Valdosta State University, majoring in communication arts. Her platform is Dyslexia Is My Gift.

Miss Troup County, Hayley N. Henderson, 23, of Columbus, goes to Columbus State University, majoring in communication and marketing. Her platform is March of Dimes: Spreading Awareness That One Day All Babies Will Be Born Healthy By Preventing Birth Defects, Premature Births and Infant Mortality.

Miss Altamaha, Kayla E. Kirkland, 18, of Millen, Ga., goes to the University of Georgia, majoring in pharmacy. Her platform is Childhood Hunger.

Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom, Lauren F. Edmunds, 24, of Americus, Ga., goes to the University of Georgia, majoring in furnishings and interiors. Her platform is Breast Cancer: Fighting the Fear.

Miss Clermont, Lia Racanelli, 23, of Athens, Ga., goes to the University of Georgia, majoring in publication management and printmaking. Her platform is Silence the Cycle: Intimate Partner Violence Awareness and Prevention.

Miss Whitewater, Katherine McCauley, 20, of Marietta, Ga., goes to Kennesaw State University, majoring in theater and communications. Her platform is the Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

10:09 p.m.: There are 10 former Miss Georgias in the audience tonight. They are April Brinson, 1998; Glenda Brunson, 1961; Osjha Anderson, 1999; Samantha Mohr, 1985; Christina McCauley, 2010; Emily Cook, 2009; Leah Massey, 2007; Marilyn Olley; 1969; Michaela Lackey, 2011 and Nancy Carr Buntin, 1970.

Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service