COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A new Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen were named at the RiverCenter Saturday night.
Miss Capital City Maggie Bridges was crowned as Miss Georgia 2014, succeeding Carly Mathis. Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen Olivia McMillian was crowned Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen.
Eighty women from across the state have been competing for academic scholarship and the titles of Miss Georgia 2014 and Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2014. Contestants have competed in preliminary competitions of Interview, Lifestyle and Fitness, Talent, and Evening Wear leading up to tonight's final competition.
The night began with the naming of the top ten contestants for the Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen competitions.
The top ten outstanding teen contestants were: Analise Kucera (Capital City), Emma Kate Fugh (University of Georgia), Abigail Feltner (Starr's Mill), Sarah Deloach (International City), Emma Wernecke (Peachtree City), Anna Tucker (Cobb County), Anna Maley (Greater Columbus), Olivia McMillian (Warner Robins), Ansley Hawkins (Gwinnett County), and Lizzy Stanford (Troup County).
The top ten contestants then competed in Lifestyle and Fitness, Talent, and Evening Wear competitions. Before announcing the finalists, overall awards for the highest score in each category were given. Each contestant received a $250 scholarship. They include: Interview- Sarah Deloach (Capital City), Talent-Olivia McMillian (Warner Robins), Evening Wear-Olivia McMillian (Warner Robins), Lifestyle and Fitness-Emma Wernecke (Peachtree City). Olivia McMillian was then selected as Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2014, receives $1500 in scholarship awards, and has the opportunity to compete in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant on August 2, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.
Also receiving scholarship awards were Abigail Feltner (Starr's Mill) first runner-up ($750), Emma Wernecke (Peachtree City) second runner-up ($500), Emma Kate Fugh (University of Georgia) third runner-up ($350), and Anna Maley (Greater Columbus) fourth runner-up ($250). The remaining top ten receive a $150 scholarship. Receiving a $150 scholarship as a non-finalist interview award winner were: Karson Pennington (Valdosta State University), Caroline Schulte (Cherokee Rose), Melanie Wood (Presidential Pathways), Ashleigh Proctor (Historic Gwinnett), and Grace Abercrombie (Conyers Cherry Blossom). The non-finalist talent award winners receiving a $150 scholarship were: McKenna Locke (Valdosta State University), Olivia Grego (Lake Lanier), Emily Harlow (Snellville), Morgan Giesler (Mount Paran), and Melanie Wood (Presidental Pathways).