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Marlee Mathis Crowned Ms. ABAC 2015

October 24, 2014

Marlee Mathis, a nursing major from Nashville, was crowned Ms. ABAC 2015 on Thursday night before a standing room only crowd at Howard Auditorium on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Sponsored by the ABAC School of Nursing, Mathis also won the interview portion of the competition. Mathis, who is the daughter of Greg and Tammy Mathis, graduated from Cook High School in 2012. She will receive a $500 ABAC scholarship for winning the title.

“This means the world to me,” Mathis said moments after being crowned by Ms. ABAC 2014, Kristen Card. “I am looking forward to being a great representative for ABAC.”

Mathis is a member of the Georgia Association of Nursing Students at ABAC and the Baptist Collegiate Ministries. She would like to eventually specialize as an Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner.

Other finalists in the event were first runner-up Madison Lynn, a diversified agriculture major from Vidalia; second runner-up Brittany Sherrod, an agricultural business/animal science major from Swainsboro; third runner-up Sarah O’Neal, a writing and communications major from Tifton; and fourth runner-up Kaylee Ewing, a marketing major from Monroe.

Megan Wehmeier, a music education major from Douglas, was selected for the Ms. Congeniality award. Mary Kathryn Henderson, a biology major from Waycross, received the Essay award, and Victoria Powell, a nursing major from Statesboro, won the People’s Choice award.

The event was sponsored by the ABAC Ag Business Club. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
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