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Albany's Reedi Hawkins selected Miss Georgia Southern

Reedi Hawkins, of Albany, has been named Miss Georgia Southern University. She will represent the Statesboro university in the Miss georgia pageant. (Feb. 10, 2013)

Reedi Hawkins, of Albany, has been named Miss Georgia Southern University. She will represent the Statesboro university in the Miss georgia pageant. (Feb. 10, 2013)

STATESBORO, Ga. — Georgia Southern University senior Reedi Hawkins of Albany was named Miss Georgia Southern University during Southern’s 2013 Scholarship Pageant on Feb. 2.

Hawkins, a HOPE Scholarship recipient and multimedia communications major, was one of seven contestants in the pageant.

She especially impressed the judges with her jazz ballet en pointe routine. Her performance, which was accompanied by the Gloria Estefan track “Turn the Beat Around,” won first place in the talent category.

Hawkins is active on campus as a member of Phi Mu sorority and is no stranger to pageant success. Most recently, she competed in the 2012 Miss Georgia Pageant, where she won her talent preliminary.

Hawkins is a graduate of Deerfield-Windsor School.

As winner of the pageant, Hawkins won a $1,500 scholarship and a $500 Miss Georgia travel stipend. She also won a special events wardrobe, a Miss Georgia professional consultation and interview preparation, and a complimentary photo shoot.

As Miss Georgia Southern, she will represent the university at a variety of events during the year including the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Georgia Southern’s orientation, open house and recruitment events, homecoming and select community events by invitation. In addition, she will attend the Miss Georgia Forum Weekend and represent the university in the annual Miss Georgia competition.

The Miss Georgia Southern University pageant became an official local preliminary pageant to the Miss Georgia and Miss America Pageants in 1948.