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Annie Jorgensen crowned Miss University of Georgia 2016

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Annie Jorgensen

Athens, Ga. – Annie Jorgensen, a second-year journalism student from Mequon, Wisconsin, was crowned Miss University of Georgia 2016 at the annual scholarship pageant held Jan. 16 in the UGA Fine Arts Auditorium.

The daughter of Scott and Jill Jorgensen, she was also recognized for “Best Interview.”

Fourth runner-up in the pageant was Bryanna Davis, a fourth-year health promotion major from Hull; third runner-up was Hanna Holley, a second-year public relations major from Dublin.

Kierra Jarman, a third-year mass media arts/communication studies major from Stone Mountain received second runner-up honors, and Julia Martin, a third-year political science major from Marietta was named first runner-up.

The “Floreida Harrell Miss Congeniality Scholarship,” voted on by the contestants, was awarded to Jasmine Johnson, a fourth-year public relations major from Conyers. Johnson also received the “People’s Choice Award” voted on by the audience.

Chandler Sherry, a 16-year-old high school sophomore from Marietta, was crowned Miss UGA Outstanding Teen 2016. She had been appointed to the title last fall.

Jorgensen is heavily involved in campus life. She serves as the new member assistant for her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and she was a UGA Diamond Darling for the 2015 baseball season. She is also a Newsource volunteer in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Jorgensen will compete in the 72nd Annual Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant June 15-18 in Columbus; the winner of that pageant will represent Georgia in the Miss America Pageant.

The Miss America Organization, at the local, state and national levels, represents the largest private scholarship foundation for women in the U.S. This year, scholarship assistance totaling more than $45 million was available to contestants at all three levels. The Miss America Organization, established in 1921, is a nonprofit civic corporation.

The Miss UGA Scholarship Pageant is a program of the Tate Student Center within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs.

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