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2011 Miss UGA Scholarship Pageant set for Feb. 5

Athens, Ga. – The 2011 Miss University of Georgia Scholarship Pageant will be held on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall. Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the pageant is an official preliminary pageant for the Miss America Organization.
Eighteen university women are set to compete for more than $5,000 in scholarships and prizes. The pageant will be emceed by Osjha Anderson, Miss Georgia 1999, and will feature appearances by Laura Lyn McLeod, Miss UGA 2010 and Julia Martin, Miss UGA Outstanding Teen 2011.

The contestant who is crowned Miss UGA 2011 will compete in the Miss Georgia Pageant later in the year. The winner of that pageant will go on to represent Georgia in the 2012 Miss America Pageant.

The Miss America Organization, established in 1921, is a nonprofit civic corporation. The organization represents the largest private scholarship foundation for women in the United States at the local, state and national levels. Scholarship assistance totaling more than $40 million is available to contestants.

Tickets are $10 for students with valid UGACards who pay activity fees on the Athens campus and $15 for non-students. They are available at the Tate Student Center Cashier Window, by calling 706/542-8074 or at the door on the evening of the pageant.

The Student Government Association is a registered student organization in the Department of Campus Life within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs.

For more information, call 706/542-8514 or see