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September 19--Young women, from across the state, came to compete for the prestigious titles of Miss Georgia Jr. High, High School, and Collegiate America 2020. In addition to these titles, thirteen Elementary titles were awarded during the fifth annual pageant for girls in Preschool through 5th grade. The state pageant was held this September 13-15 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center in McDonough, GA. One hundred and ten contestants participated in a 3-day event that included rehearsals, a disco party, and competition areas of interview, fashion runway, school wear, and formal wear. The national pageant organization and Julie and Anna Barnes, producers of the state pageant, make it a goal to provide outstanding elementary high school, junior high and collegiate girls the opportunity to compete in a pageant system that has the highest of moral values. The competition exists for the purpose of providing personal and professional opportunities for young women.

Crowning the new titleholders were last year’s winners, Shayla Jackson – Miss Georgia High School 2018 and the Miss High School America 2019 (Valdosta, GA) and Callie Rice – Miss Collegiate America 2020 (Fortson, GA). Siara Caspari (Cartersville, GA) was crowned Miss Georgia Junior High. Emma Grace Kelley (Buford, GA) was crowned Miss Georgia High School and Sarah Weeks (Canton, GA) was crowned Miss Georgia Collegiate.

Local Elementary Titles include:

Ashtyn
Little Miss Georgia Preschool: Ashtyn Hartley (Tarrytown, GA)
Ava
Little Miss Georgia Kindergarten: Ava Carpenter (Uvalda, GA)
Dani Lyn
Little Miss Georgia PreK-2nd Grade Mini-Supreme: Dani-Lynn Williams (Vidalia, GA)
Anberlin
Little Miss Georgia PreK-2nd Grade Grand Supreme: Anberlin Carpenter (Uvalda, GA)

Other Elementary Titles include:

Little Miss Georgia First Grade: Adelyn Hollifield (Tiger, GA)
Little Miss Georgia Second Grade: Emma Charles Townsend (Statesboro, GA)
Little Miss Georgia Third Grade: Kenley McKinnon (Denton, GA)
Little Miss Georgia Fourth Grade: Blair Summerlin (Moultrie,GA)
Little Miss Georgia Fifth Grade: Brailyn Bailey (Thomasville, GA)
Little Miss Georgia PreK-2nd Grade Supreme: Tanala Rahmaad (Tucker, GA)
Little Miss Georgia 3rd-5th Grade Mini-Supreme: Ella Katherine Kennedy (Homerville, GA)
Little Miss Georgia 3rd-5th Grade Supreme: Addison Wells (Kennesaw, GA)
Little Miss Georgia 3rd-5th Grade Grand Supreme: Amelia Jeffery (Alma, GA)

The newly crowned titleholders will be traveling throughout the state of Georgia, making appearances and speaking on behalf of the national platform B.R.A.V.E. (Building Respect and Values for Everyone), an anti-bullying campaign. The winners will go on to represent Georgia and compete for the National titles of Miss Jr. High School America, Miss High School America, and Miss Collegiate America to be held in Little Rock, AR in June 2020.The national pageant awards the new queens with a $95,000 prize package including a $10,000 cash scholarship.  Our Elementary winners are eligible to join them during the week for the Crown Academy and the Miss Elementary America Pageant where winners will receive a $5,000 cash prize, a modeling contract with MMG, a cruise and much more. This is a mentorship/sister experience to show young girls the positive impact of pageantry, community service, and the pageant sisterhood!

For further information about Miss Georgia Elementary, Jr. High, High School, and Collegiate America Pageants, please visit www.MissGeorgiaHighSchool.com or the national website www.americashighschoolpageant.com.