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Nineteen Coeds Compete for Ms. ABAC Title November 3

October 25, 2016

Nineteen contestants will compete in the 48th annual Ms. ABAC contest on Nov. 3 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Sponsored by the Agribusiness Club, the theme of this year’s pageant is “Through the Looking Glass . . .”   The winner will receive a $500 academic scholarship.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in ABAC’s Howard Auditorium. Admission is $10. Because of limited seating, advance ticket purchase is advised. Tickets can be purchased from any Ag Business Club member, selected locations across campus, or by calling Audrey Luke-Morgan at (229) 391-4807.

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

Students competing in this year’s pageant include Rebecca Bailey, an agriculture major from Lake City, Fla., sponsored by Residence Life and Housing; Laurel Bell, a business and economic development major from Ashburn, sponsored by Enactus; Billie Ann Birchall, an agriculture major from Folkston, sponsored by the ABAC Young Farmers; Kayla Brinckmann, an agriculture major from Colbert, sponsored by the Agricultural Environmental Technology Club; Jessica Casaday, an agricultural education major from Jefferson, sponsored by the Collegiate FFA; Delaney Foster, a crop and soil sciences major from Perry, sponsored by the Agronomy Club; Savannah Hartley, an agricultural communications major from Glenwood, sponsored by Sigma Alpha sorority; and Sarah Elizabeth Hughes, a history major from Willacoochee.

Other contestants are Samantha Humphrey, a nursing major from Stafford, Va., sponsored by Sigma Alpha sorority; Shannon Kehoe, an agricultural communications major from Myakka City, Fla., sponsored by the ABAC Ambassadors; Misty King, an agriculture major from Winder, sponsored by the Horseman’s Association; Ashton Lovett, an agriculture communications major from Adel, sponsored by Tifton Crossfit; Jordan Lowery, an animal science major from Fort Myers, Fla.,  sponsored by the Agri-Life Council; and Meredith McGlamory, an agricultural communications and marketing major from Rochelle, sponsored by Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

Other participants include Shelby Mumma, a wildlife management major from Mechanicsburg, Penn., sponsored by the Horticulture Club; Marisa Palmer, an agricultural education major from Watkinsville, sponsored by the Wildlife Society; Anna Marie Pugh, an agriculture major from Mathews, Ala., sponsored by the Cattlemen’s Association; Elizabeth Ann Stalvey, an agricultural communications major from Hahira, sponsored by the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club; and Madison Williams, an agricultural communications major from Winder, sponsored by Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Mike Chason, Director of Public Relations Emeritus, will serve as master of ceremonies. All proceeds from the Ms. ABAC pageant will benefit ABAC scholarships, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and ABAC’s 2017 National Agri-Marketing Association Team.
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