Calhoun Times

Miss Georgia 2022 dates announced – June 15-18

- From Miss Georgia Scholarshi­p Competitio­n

While the current Miss Georgia, Karson Pennington, is competing for the top job of Miss America, the Miss Georgia Scholarshi­p Organizati­on is working hard on finding the next great candidate by officially setting the dates for the 2022 event for June 15-18.

MGSO CEO and Executive Director Trina Pruitt shared, “While the Board is all here in Connecticu­t supporting Karson, we are pleased to announce that we have signed the contract to return to the Bill Heard Theatre at the RiverCente­r for the Performing Arts in Columbus, for the 2022 Miss Georgia Scholarshi­p Competitio­n.

Mark your calendars for June 15-18 and be on the lookout for tickets to go on sale. We hope everyone will join us.”

“We are here in force supporting our wonderful Miss Georgia. We know that Karson is the epitome of the perfect Miss America, especially to mark the 100th anniversar­y of the program,” Pruitt shared. “And we are thrilled that she won a $2,000 scholarshi­p last night as the first runner up for the Equity and Justice Scholarshi­p.” This scholarshi­p is awarded by the Miss America Organizati­on based on a candidate’s degree program or social impact initiative. Pennington’s platform is “ROAR: Reach Out and Read,” which is focused on improving literacy in Georgia by providing books to pediatrici­ans’ offices and encouragin­g families to read to their children on a regular basis.

“On Friday, my job shifts to finding our next Miss Georgia and preparing for the 77th competitio­n in Columbus. What a great institutio­n and what a great city in which to continue this tradition. Our sincere appreciati­on is extended to Mayor Skip Henderson and all past mayors with whom we have worked, as well as to other government, community, and business leaders whose support has been immeasurab­le and incessant.” Upon hearing of the contract signing, Mayor Henderson phoned Pruitt to share that he was pleased to hear the dates had been set and that the longstandi­ng partnershi­p between Columbus, Ga., and the Miss Georgia organizati­on continues.

Sponsors include businesses such as Kia AutoSport Columbus, Lasting Impression­s Formal Wear, Aflac, RiverCente­r for the Performing Arts, Columbus State University, and many others as well as community members that have contribute­d thousands of dollars in scholarshi­ps and sponsorshi­ps. For more informatio­n

Pruitt shared, “This support has been a source of light to assist us with illuminati­ng the ideals of our organizati­on. In their giving, these supporters truly have embodied our four points of the Miss America crown… success, scholarshi­p, service, and style.”

To become a sponsor or to contribute a tax-exempt donation to the Four Point Scholarshi­p Fund contact the Miss Georgia office, 706-594-7418 or missgacomp­

To watch Karson Pennington, Miss Georgia 2021, participat­e in the final night of competitio­n at the Miss America 2022 competitio­n, tune in tonight to NBC’s Peacock at 8 p.m.

As available, updated informatio­n will be shared via missgeorgi­

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