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Miss Georgia Pageant 2011: Friday night winners

Joe Paull jpaull@ledger-enquirer.com
Each of the Miss Outstanding Teen contestants also have gift boxes for letters and cards sent by family and friends. Its part of a yearly tradition for the Miss Georgia contestants to receive gifts during the competition.
Joe Paull jpaull@ledger-enquirer.com Each of the Miss Outstanding Teen contestants also have gift boxes for letters and cards sent by family and friends. Its part of a yearly tradition for the Miss Georgia contestants to receive gifts during the competition.

10:12 The finale, featuring Katy Perry's "Firework," includes the Miss Georgia Dancers. The Miss Georgia contestants wear white gowns; the Outstanding Teen contestants wear gowns in the color of their choice.

The Outstanding Teens:

Talent: Miss University of Georgia Julia Martin

Evening wear: Miss Cobb County Copelyn Jue

Lifestyle & Fitness: Miss Fulton County Heather Fulbright

Miss Georgia:

Talent: $500 scholarship for Miss Heart of Lakes Michaela Lackey

Evening wear: $250 scholarship for Miss Lake Lanier Leslie Farman

Swimsuit: $250 scholarship for Miss Atlanta Kristen Springer

10:05 p.m. Miss Georgia 2010 Christina McCauley and her sisters, Megan and Catherine, sing together.

The co-hosts talk to McCauley about her year as Miss Georgia.

10:02 p.m. Former Miss Georgias are introduced.

Miss Georgia 1969 Marilyn Olley, Miss Georgia 1970 Nancy Carr Buntin, Miss Georgia 1994 Andrea Krahn, Miss Georgia 1998 April Brinson Slaughenhoup, Miss Georgia 2005 Monica Pang, Miss Georgia 2007 Leah Massee and Miss Georgia 2009 Emily Cook.

9:48 p.m. The second half of the Silver Group competes in Talent.

Silver Group:

Miss Heart of Lakes Michaela Lackey danced en pointe to "Tournament Galop."

Miss Southeast Georgia Abby Killough sang "Let Him Fly."

Miss Historic Southern Plains Carly Mathis sang "On My Own."

Miss Elberton Fair Lindsay Swann sang an operatic aria, "Nessun Dorma."

Miss Georgia Southern University Anna Treadway played "Processional" on the harp.

Miss Augusta Samantha Osteen played "The Fountain" on the harp.

9:36 p.m. The Gold Group take part in the onstage interview. Each contestant picks a number out of the bowl. The number corresponding the panelist has to answer a random question.

The panelists tonight are Miss Georgia 2009 Emily Cook, Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2009 Brianna Godshalk and Miss Georgia 2005 Monica Pang.

9:22 p.m. The first half of the Silver Group competes in Talent competition.

Silver Group:

Miss Rome Stephanie Burkholder performed a jazz dance to "Fame."

Miss Cherokee Rose Kimberly Jones sang "I Have Nothing."

Miss Altamaha Alexa Turpin tap danced to "Boogie Wonderland."

Miss Northeast Georgia LaKea Burrison sang "I Believe."

Miss Golden Isles Colleen Stafford performed a jazz dance to "Right Now."

Miss Columbus Cassie Lee sang "Born to Be Blue."

Miss Georgia Cotton Laura Lyn McLeod sang "There Will Come a Day."

9:18 p.m. Co-hosts Ruddell and Slaughenhoup introduce Carson Hand, the Miss Georgia Dancers -- Timothy Meyers, Jody Woodruff and Peter Poulos.

9:10 p.m. Co-host Michael Ruddell sings and escorts Christina McCauley off the stage before the Gold Group contestants come on stage for the evening wear competition.

Gold Group:

Miss Warner Robins Lindsay Schafer

Miss Onion Capital Carly Floyd

Miss Heart of Georgia Lia Racanelli

Miss Conyers Festival Brittany Hill

Miss Brookhaven Cierra Jackson

Miss Fulton County Hope Wiseman

Miss East Georgia College Morgan Lothridge

Miss Satilla Hilary Pulos

Miss Emanuel County Whitney Bush

Miss Savannah River Rachel Surls

Miss Shorter University Kaitlin Pauley

Miss Lake Lanier Leslie Farman

Miss University of Georgia Katherine Phipps

Miss Bluebird Festival Carly Gill

9:07 p.m. Miss Georgia 2010 Christina McCauley sings to a group of Princesses wearing white dresses.

The Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2010 comes out with the rest of the Princesses doing a hip hop number.

8:50 p.m. The Georgia's Outstanding Teen competition ends for the night. There's a dance break before intermission begins.

8:47 p.m. The Aqua Group compete in Lifestyle & Fitness wearing sportswear (shorts, talk tops and sneakers).

Aqua Group:

Miss Bluebird Festival Sydney Jarrett

Miss Forsyth County Brook Doss

Miss Fulton County Heather Fulbright

Miss West Georgia Tess Hammock

Miss Rome Amelia Hunt

Miss Satilla Lindsey Lothridge

Miss Atlanta Julia West

Miss Augusta Karson Pennington

Miss Southeast Georgia Kendyl Pennington

Miss Columbus Caitlyn Molner

Miss Conyers Courtney Hinesley 8:42 p.m. Michael Ruddell comes in wearing his pajama bottoms and April Slaughenhoup wearing a robe to promote tonight's Pajama Run. They make some announcements and banter to kill tme to change the set.

8:38 p.m. Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2010 Camille Sims talks a little about her year and sings "A Tisket, a Tasket." In the fall, she'll be going to Cornell University and will pursue a double major in public health and environmental science.

8:13 p.m. The Lilac Group of Georgia's Outstanding Teen compete in Talent.

Lilac Group:

Miss Capital City MaRah Williams sang "For Once in My Life."

Miss Presidential Pathways Caroline Carroll danced en pointe to "Save the Last Dance for Me."

Miss Lake Hartwell Adrianna Minton tap danced to "I'm Shy."

Miss Buckhead CeCe Lee sang "Don't Rain on My Parade."

Miss Northeast Georgia Heather Burgess danced en pointe to "Hungarian Dance No. 5."

Miss Southern Heartland Taylor Peterson played Beethoven's "Sonata No. 8" (also called "Pathetique") on the piano.

Miss Cherokee Rose Brook Dorris sang "I Know You Won't."

Miss Georgia Cotton Cori Beth Sutton played guitar and sang "Hallelujah."

Miss Cherokee Fair Alex Coffee did a contemporary jazz dance to "Born This Way."

Miss University of Georgia Julia Martin played "Gringo Flamenco" on the cello.

Miss Emanuel County Caitlan Coleman tap danced to "Nothing from Nothing."

Miss Columbus State University Courtney Nicole Grap sang "At Last."

7:59 p.m. Carson Hand sings "Soul Sister" as the Pink Group of the Georgia's Outstanding Teen competitors come on stage. They are wearing a gown of their choice and must answer one question that they pull out of a bowl

Pink Group:

Miss Greater Atlanta Rachel Grimsley

Miss Warner Robins Jessie Young

Miss Troup County Teanna Glenn

Miss Southern River Blaire Bagwell

Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom Mallory Daniel

Miss Heart of Georgia McKenna Locke

Miss Cobb County Copelyn Jue

Miss Altamaha Lelyn Stewart

Miss Golden Lakes Alexandria Lang

Miss Lake Lanier Katie Grego

Miss Coastal Empire Adeline Kenerly

Miss Savannah River Sydney Hillman

7:53 p.m. The judges are introduced by Slaughenhoup and Ruddell, using a video screen.

The judges:

Andrea Krahn, Miss Georgia 1994, now living in California, is an accomplished singer and actor. She was third runner-up in the Miss America Pageant.

Scott Padgett is the meteorologist for WPLG-TV 10 in Miami.

Rondal Richardson has 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He lives in Nashville.

Libbi Taylor is the head judge. She has more than 20 years of experience in the Miss America organization, and is a Realtor.

Cynde Watson is a celebrity make-up artist and has worked for Bobbi Brown and Avon.

7:48 p.m. The Bronze Group comes on stage for the swimsuit (fitness and lifestyle) competition.

The Bronze Group:

Miss Cumming Fair Mia Jones

Miss Georgia State University Annie Wilson

Miss Troup County Angelyn Traylor

Miss Southern Rivers Leighton Jordan

Miss Southern Heartland Whitley Cooper

Miss Columbus State University Hayley Henderson

Miss Gwinnett County Lauren Edmonds

Miss Capital City Casey Walker

Miss Atlanta Kristen Springer

Miss Rockdale County Fair Lynsey Sanderson

Miss Cobb County Briana Jewett

Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom Kayla McIntosh

Miss Lake Hartwell Rachel Jones

7:45 p.m. Hosts Miss Georgia 1998 April Brinson Slaughenhoup and Michael Ruddell come on stage and banter.

7:42 p.m. The Miss Georgia Dancers are back on stage, but before the girls come on stage, they have the judges dancing in their seats. The 34 contestants introduce themselves. The 2010 Georgia's Outstanding Teen introduces herself.

7:36 p.m. Miss Georgia Dancers, Timothy Meyers, Jody Woodruff and Peter Poulos, lead the Miss Georgia contestants on stage to Chris Brown's "Beautiful People." The 40 women, dressed in sequined silver sheaths, introduce themselves. Miss Georgia 2010 Christina McCauley introduces herself last.

7:35 p.m. House lights dim and the pageant begins as announcer Jimmy Motos introduces the major players.

7:33 p.m. The ballyhoo begins playing. Members of the audience, some still filing in, looking for their seats, wave placards of their contestants or light sticks. Some even have fancy LED lights that spell out their contestants that they're waving.

7:31 p.m. Miss Georgia 2007 Leah Massee Walker sings the National Anthem.

7:29 p.m. Taped messages from Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and Maj. Gen. Robert Brown and CSM Chris Hardy are played on the big screen.

The 2011 Miss Georgia Pageant continues at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Bill Heard Theatre at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. It is the final night of the preliminary competitions.

Miss Georgia 2010 Christina McCauley will crown the new Miss Georgia Saturday. The new Miss Georgia will represent the state at the next Miss America Pageant.

Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2010 Camille Sims will also give up her crown on Saturday. The teen contestants also compete tonight through Saturday.

Tickets cost $60 for tonight's preliminary competitions and $80 for Saturday. Call 706-256-3612, for more information.

Check back here tonight for live coverage of the event.

Miss Rome Stephanie Burkholder won preliminary competitions in swimsuit and evening wear on Wednesday and Thursday nights. She'll compete in talent tonight when the Miss Georgia Pageant continues at 7:30 p.m. int the Bill Heard Theatre in RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Tickets for tonight's activities cost $60. Tickets for Saturday's finale cost $80.

Be sure to check back here for updates during tonight's competition.

Tonight is the Miss Georgia Pajama Run. Registration for the 5K walk/run is at 9 p.m. Classic Addict performs at 10 p.m. Race begins at 11:30 p.m. in front of the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Costs $25 to register to run tonight. Free to watch. Proceeds benefit Miss Georgia Scholarship Fund and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 706-322-2315.

Miss Georgia contestants who won preliminary rounds on Thursday:

Talent: Winner of $500 scholarship, Miss Onion Capital Carly Floyd (clogging)

Swimsuit: Winner of $250 scholarship, Miss Rome Stephanie Burkholder

Evening wear: Winner of $250 scholarship, Miss Cobb County Briana Jewett

The Outstanding Teens who won preliminary rounds on Thursday:

Talent: Miss Coastal Empire Adeline Kenerly

Lifestyle & Fitness: Miss Capital City MaRah Williams

Evening wear: Miss Rome Amelia Hunt

Here's a recap of Thursday's competition:

10:09 p.m. The finale begins with Katy Perry's "Firework."

All the contestants come out one last time.

The Miss Georgia contestants are wearing white gowns.

The Outstanding Teen contestants are wearing gowns of their choice.

10:05 p.m. Miss Georgia 2010 Christina McCauley performs and talks about her year as Miss Georgia.

10:03 p.m. The talent competition ends for the night and former Miss Georgia are introduced -- Nancy Carr Buntin, Andrea Krahn, Slaughenhoup, Leah Massey and Emily Cook.

9:48 p.m. The second half of the talent competition of the 2011 Miss Georgia Pageant.

The Gold Group

Miss Satilla Hilary Pulos danced to "Cowboy Casanova."

Miss Emanuel County Whitney Bush sang "I Who Have Nothing."

Miss Savannah River Rachel Surls performed a contemporary dance to "The Best Is Yet to Come."

Miss Shorter University Kaitlin Pauley sang "Something to Talk About."

Miss Lake Lanier Leslie Farman played Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A-Minor."

Miss University of Georgia Katherine Phipps tap danced to "Hey Pachuco."

Miss Bluebird Festival Carly Gill sang and tap danced to "I Can't Do it Alone."

9:45 p.m. The hosts kill time again as the back stage crew change sets. There's a dance break to "Ice Ice Baby."

9:35 p.m. The Bronze Group compete in the onstage interview, where each contestant, still in their evening wear, pick a question out of a bowl and answer it.

9:19 p.m. Half of the Gold Group compete in the talent competition.

Gold Group:

Miss Warner Robins Lindsay Schafer played "Doctor gradus ad parnassum" on the piano.

Miss Onion Capital Carly Floyd clogged to "Baby I'm a Star."

Miss Heart of Georgia Lia Racanelli sang "I'm a Woman."

Miss Conyers Festival Brittany Hill sang "By Myself."

Miss Brookhaven Cierra Jackson sang "Your Daddy's Son."

Miss Fulton County Hope Wiseman danced to "Deliverance."

Miss East Georgia College Morgan Lothridge tap danced to "Teach Me How to Shimmy."

9:07 p.m. The Miss Georgia Pageant competition continues with evening wear.

The Bronze Group:

Miss Cumming Fair Mia Jones

Miss Georgia State University Annie Wilson

Miss Troup County Angelyn Traylor

Miss Southern Rivers Leighton Jordan

Miss Southern Heartland Whitley Cooper

Miss Columbus State University Hayley Henderson

Miss Gwinnett County Lauren Edmonds

Miss Capital City Casey Walker

Miss Atlanta Kristen Springer

Miss Rockdale County Fair Lynsey Sanderson

Miss Cobb County Briana Jewett

Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom Kayla McIntosh

Miss Lake Hartwell Rachel Jones

9:05 p.m. The Princesses are in the come out in their pageant with Miss Georgia Christina McCauley and then the rest come out with Outstanding Teen Camille Sims. These little girls are in shorts and T-shirts.

8:58 p.m. WRBL-TV 3 is live streaming the Miss Georgia Pageant on its website.

8:47 p.m. The competitions for Georgia's Outstanding Teen are over. Intermission begins.

8:43 p.m. The Lilac Group compete in the fitness and lifestyle competition wearing sportswear (shorts, tank tops and sneakers).

The Lilac Group:

Miss Capital City MaRah Williams

Miss Presidential Pathways Caroline Carroll

Miss Lake Hartwell Adrianna Minton

Miss Buckhead CeCe Lee

Miss Northeast Georgia Heather Burgess

Miss Southern Heartland Taylor Peterson

Miss Cherokee Rose Brook Dorris

Miss Georgia Cotton Cori Beth Sutton

Miss Cherokee Fair Alex Coffee

Miss University of Georgia Julia Martin

Miss Emanuel County Caitlan Coleman

8:40 p.m. More banter from hosts Slaughenhoup and Ruddell; more announcements.

8:35 p.m. the 2010 Georgia's Outstanding Teen Camille Sims talks about her plans for the fall. She'll go to Cornell University to study public health and environmental science. She sang "The Boy from Ipanema."

8:10 p.m. Georgia's Outstanding Teen talent competition begins.

The Pink Group

Miss Greater Atlanta Rachel Grimsley sang Roy Orbison's "Crying."

Miss Warner Robins Jessie Young sang "All I Do Is Dream of You" from "Singin' in the Rain."

Miss Troup County Teanna Glenn played "Toccata Brilliante" on the piano.

Miss Southern Rivers Blaire Bagwell tap danced to "Sing, Sing, Sing."

Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom Mallory Daniel sang "Broadway Baby"

Miss Heart of Georgia McKenna Locke sang "On the Sunny Side of the Street"

Miss Cobb County Copelyn Jue danced en pointe to "Hot Chocolate."

Miss Altamaha Lelyn Stewart tap danced to "Sweet City Woman."

Miss Golden Lakes Alexandria Lang performed a jazz dance to "It's Raining Men."

Miss Lake Lanier Katie Grego played "Bumble Boogie" on the piano.

Miss Coastal Empire Adeline Kenerly twirled the baton to "Proud Mary."

Miss Savannah River Sydney Hillman sang "Ave Maria."

8:08 p.m. Slaughenhoup and Ruddell talk about Miss Georgia Pageant events while the set is being changed for the talent competition for Georgia's Outstanding Teen.

7:58 p.m. Carson Hand of Columbus sings "Soul Sister" as the evening wear and onstage interview competition for Georgia's Outstanding Teen.

The Aqua Group comes in wearing evening gowns of their choice and answers a question they choose from a bowl.

Miss Bluebird Festival Sydney Jarrett

Miss Forsyth County Brook Doss

Miss Fulton County Heather Fulbright

Miss West Georgia Tess Hammock

Miss Rome Amelia Hunt

Miss Satilla Lindsey Lothridge

Miss Atlanta Julia West

Miss Augusta Karson Pennington

Miss Southeast Georgia Kendyl Pennington

Miss Columbus Caitlyn Molner

Miss Conyers Courtney Hinesley

7:52 p.m. The judges are introduced.

Andrea Krahn, Miss Georgia 1994, now living in California, is an accomplished singer and actor. She was third runner-up in the Miss America Pageant.

Rondal Richardson has 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He lives in Nashville.

Cynde Watson is a celebrity make-up artist and has worked for Bobbi Brown and Avon.

Scott Padgett is the meteorologist for WPLG-TV 10 in Miami.

Libbi Taylor is the head judge. She has more than 20 years of experience in the Miss America organization.

7:48 p.m. The Silver Group comes out in the swimsuit competition.

Miss Rome Stephanie Burkholder

Miss Cherokee Rose Kimberly Jones

Miss Altamaha Alexa Turpin

Miss Northeast Georgia LaKea Burrison

Miss Golden Isles Colleen Stafford

Miss Columbus Cassie Lee

Miss Georgia Cotton Laura Lyn McLeod

Miss Heart of Lakes Michaela Lackey

Miss Southeast Georgia Abby Killough

Miss Historic Southern Plains Carly Mathis

Miss Elberton Fair Lindsay Swann

Miss Georgia Southern University Anna Treadway

Miss Augusta Samantha Osteen

7:45 p.m. Co-hosts Miss Georgia 1998 April Brinson Slaughenhoup and Michael Ruddell come on stage and they banter back and forth.

7:40 p.m. Miss Georgia 2010 Christina McCauley introduces hereself and leaves while the Miss Georgia Dancers come back to lead the 34 Georgia's Outstanding Teen contestants come on stage. The young women wear the same dress styles as the Miss Georgia contestants. After they introduce themselves, Georgia Outstanding Teen 2010 Camille Sims introduces herself.

7:36 p.m. The Miss Georgia Dancers lead the Miss Georgia contestants on stage. The 40 contestants, dressed in sequined silver sheaths introduce themselves. Each contestant has a choice of either strapless or dresses with wide straps. Miss Georgia 2010 Christina McCauley introduces herself.

7:34 p.m. House lights dim and the Miss Georgia Dancers come on stage.

7:33 p.m. The ballyhoo begins as latecomers file in to find their seats. Supporters wave posters, light sticks for their contestants.

Addie Hampton Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2003 sings the National Anthem.

It's 7:28 p.m. and taped messages from Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and Fort Benning generals.

The 2011 Miss Georgia Pageant continues at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Bill Heard Theatre at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Friday will be the final night of the preliminary competitions.

Miss Georgia 2010 Christina McCauley will crown the new Miss Georgia Saturday. The new Miss Georgia will represent the state at the next Miss America Pageant.

Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2010 Camille Sims will also give up her crown on Saturday. The teen contestants also compete tonight through Saturday.

Tickets cost $30 for tonight's preliminary rounds; $60 for Friday and $80 for Saturday. Call 706-256-3612, for more information.

Check back here tonight for live coverage of the event.

Below are the preliminary winners of Wednesday's first night of competition.

Miss Georgia contestant winners:

Swimsuit winner: Miss Lake Lanier Leslie Farman won a $250 scholarship

Evening wear winner: Miss Rome Stephanie Burkholder received a $250 scholarship

Talent winner: Miss Atlanta Kristen Springer earned at $500 scholarship for her ballet en pointe performance to Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5."

Outstanding Teen contestant winners:

Evening wear and onstage interview: Miss University of Georgia Julia Martin

Talent: Miss Fulton County Heather Fulbright for her ballet performance to the theme from "Schindler's List."

Fitness: Miss Cobb County Copelyn Jue

Check back here each night of the competition for live coverage of the event.

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