February 12, 2013
Georgia Southern University senior Reedi Hawkins was named Miss Georgia Southern University during GSU’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 will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a $500 Miss Georgia travel stipend. She also will receive 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 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 GSU taking 12 credit hours or more and in good academic standing. Entrants must not turn 25 years old during the year of service. There are five phases to the Miss Georgia Southern University Scholarship Pageant: 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