Tifton Gazette


February 21, 2013

Ms. ABAC pageant coming up

Thirty-One coeds compete for Ms. ABAC title Feb. 28

TIFTON — Thirty-one contestants will compete in the 44th annual Ms. ABAC contest on Feb. 28 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The theme of this year’s pageant is “Keep Calm . . . Sparkle On”. The event is sponsored by the Ag Business Club.  

Contestants will compete in casual and evening wear. They will also be judged on a written essay and an interview with the judges.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in ABAC’s Howard Auditorium. Admission is $10. Because of limited seating, advance ticket purchase is advised. Ag Business Club members will be selling tickets. Tickets can also be purchased from Judy Perry in Ag Sciences 118 or from Audrey Luke-Morgan at 391-4807 in Ag Sciences 111.

Students competing in this year's pageant include Katherine Adams, an animal science major from Stockbridge, sponsored by the Equestrian Club; Caitlyn Asbell, an early childhood education major from Gray, sponsored by the ABAC baseball team; Raquel Beltran, a dental hygiene major from Hartselle, Ala., sponsored by the Honors Club; Olivia Brown, a science major from Wray, sponsored by the ABAC men’s tennis team; Sarah Byrd, a wildlife management major from Augusta, S.C., sponsored by the Forestry and Wildlife Club; Kristin Card, a biology major from Cordele, sponsored by Circle C Industries; Kaitlyn Cawley, a rural studies major from Ashburn, sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; Kayla Eason, a diversified agriculture major from Covington, sponsored by the ABAC FFA; and Randilee “Rae” Evans, an early childhood education major from Hawkinsville, sponsored by ABAC’s Sigma Alpha sorority.

Other coeds competing for the crown are Leah Gaskin, a forestry major from Thomasville, sponsored by the Forestry Club; Allison Gordy, a natural resource management major from Sharpsburg, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB); Brittany Gunter, a diversified agriculture major from Murrayville, sponsored by the Agricultural Engineering Technology (AET) Club; Rue Hobgood, a pre-pharmacy major from Tifton, sponsored by her family; Jeena Krause, a nursing major from Douglasville, sponsored by thetABAC softball Team; Marlee Lacey, a biology major from Sumner, sponsored by the ABAC Lakeside Community Assistants;  and Marlee Mathis, a nursing major from Nashville, sponsored by the Turf Club.

Other contestants are Andrea Morris, a business administration major from Adel, sponsored by the ABAC’s literary magazine, Pegasus; Sarah O’Neal, a rural studies major from Tifton, sponsored by the ABAC women’s tennis team; Lacy Powell, an agriculture education major from Covington, sponsored by the ABAC FFA; Kristen Ray, a rural studies major from Waycross, sponsored by the Rural Studies Club; Kendall Singleton, an animal science major from Thomaston, sponsored by the Cattlemen’s Club; and Andrea Smith, a biology major from Fitzgerald, sponsored by the Advancing Student Success in Engineering, Science and Technology (ASSETS) Scholars.

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