Hawkins Wins Miss Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern University senior Reedi Hawkins was named Miss Georgia Southern University during the University’s 2013 Scholarship Pageant on Feb. 2.
Hawkins, a HOPE Scholarship recipient and Multimedia Communications major from Albany, Ga., was one of seven contestants and impressed the judges with her jazz ballet en pointe routine. Her performance, which was accompanied by the Gloria Estefan track, “Turn the Beat Around,” won first place in the talent category.
Hawkins is active on campus as a member of Phi Mu sorority and is no stranger to pageant success. Most recently, she competed in the 2012 Miss Georgia Pageant where she won her talent preliminary. Hawkins is a graduate of Deerfield-Windsor School in Albany.
As winner of the pageant, Hawkins won a $1,500 scholarship and a $500 Miss Georgia travel stipend. She also won a special events wardrobe from Frills and Fancies, a Miss Georgia professional consultation and interview preparation and a complimentary photo shoot from Carrie Crista Photography. As Miss Georgia Southern, she will represent the University at a variety of events during the year including the Savannah (Ga.) St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Georgia Southern’s orientation, open house and recruitment events, Homecoming and select community events by invitation. In addition, she will attend the Miss Georgia Forum Weekend and represent the University in the annual Miss Georgia competition.
To compete in the Miss Georgia Southern University Scholarship Pageant, entrants must be currently enrolled as students at the University taking 12 credit hours or more and be in good academic standing. Entrants must not turn 25 years old during the year of service. There are 5 phases to the Miss Georgia Southern University Scholarship Pageant which include: Private Interview, Talent, Swimwear, Evening wear and On-Stage Question.
The Miss Georgia Southern University pageant became an official local preliminary pageant to the Miss Georgia and Miss America Pageants in 1948. The 2013 pageant marks the 65th anniversary of this long-standing tradition at Georgia Southern.
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.