58th Annual Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant

makeupsessionSet to the theme, “I Love Cobb,” the 58th annual Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant will feature 14 outstanding  young women competing for over $30,000 in cash scholarships and prizes at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb County Civic Center, Aug. 8th at 7 p.m.  The new Miss Cobb County will be a public relations ambassador during the coming year culminating with her participation in the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus next June.

All tickets at $20 are reserved seating and may be obtained by calling 770-435-6378 or misscobbcounty@yahoo.com.   Further information about the pageant can be accessed at www.misscobb.com.

Joanne Feldman, FOX 5 meteorologist in Atlanta, will be the mistress of ceremonies.  Ms. Feldman captured the title of Miss Cobb County in 1993.  The new Miss Cobb will be crowned by Patricia Ford, reigning Miss Cobb County and 2nd runner-up in the recent Miss Georgia Pageant.

The production will feature an array of special talent including ComPAny 2016 from Pebblebrook High School, Cobb County Centre for Excellence in the Performing Arts.

A special highlight will be the announcement of the 2016 Miss Cobb County’s Outstanding Teen, who will vie for the title of Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen in Columbus next June.  She will be crowned by Tyler Reese Tritt, the 2015 Miss Cobb County’s Outstanding Teen.

The Miss Cobb County Pageant has been recognized as the top scholarship pageant in the Miss Georgia system for the past 20 years due to the generous support of community leaders and donors.  Since the pageant began in 1958, the program has awarded over a quarter of a million dollars for young women to pursue their goals through higher education. The pageant is sponsored by the Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant, Inc., a nonprofit organization composed entirely of community volunteers.

Judging categories are a 10-minute private interview, physical fitness, talent, evening wear and on-stage question.  One of these 14 outstanding young women will be the 58th Miss Cobb County:

Brooke Doss, 21, Canton, daughter of Jason and Susan Doss, KSU, ballet en pointe.
Courtney Hinesley, 20,  Grayson, daughter of David and Mary Hinesley, KSU, vocal.
Victoria Bush, 20, Powder Springs, daughter of Karla and Victor Bush, KSU, tap dance.
Sydney Sullivan, 21, Kennesaw, daughter of Shawn and Sheila Sullivan, KSU, lyrical dance
Nya Syndab, 20, Marietta, daughter of Ricky and Stephanie Syndab, Spelman College, vocal
Julia Martin, 20, Marietta, daughter of Patrick and Joanna Martin, University of Georgia, cello
Chari Guzman, 20, Hiram, daughter of Herb and Angela Guzman, Georgia Perimeter College, vocal
Brittany Deaville, 20, Dallas, daughter of Terrie and John Deaville, Berry College, monologue with American Sign Language
Katherine McCauley, 22, Marietta, daughter of John and Rebecca McCauley, KSU graduate, vocal
Heather Burgess, 20, Woodstock, daughter of Kitty and Steve Burgess, University of Georgia, tap dance
Bailey Thompson, 21, Marietta, daughter of Brad and Linda Thompson, KSU, vocal
Alexandria Garland, 18, Smyrna, daughter of Reki Mae Garland, California Institute of the Arts, jazz dance
McKenzie Kurtz, 18, Milton, daughter of Ken Kurtz and Leisa Odom-Kurtz, University of Michigan, vocal
Maggie Markham, 18, Smyrna, daughter of Deidre Harp and Joshua Markham, Boston University, monologue

Visit www.misscobb.com to learn more about this program.

Behind the scenes look as these young ladies prepare for the Pageant.  Pictured above are the contestants at the conclusion of Make-Up Session conducted by Meredith Boyd. Front row – l-r: Sydney Sullivan,  Nya Syndab,  Tori Bush,  Courtney Hinesley,  Maggie Markham, McKenzie Kurtz, Julia Martin. Back Row – l-r Brooke Doss,  Alexandria Garland,  Patricia Ford (Miss Cobb County), Meredith Boyd (make-up artist), Chari Guzman.

More photos as they practice:  Pictured are Terry Chandler, producer and director for the pageant production, goes over the script with contestants  Maggie Markham, Alexandria Garland and McKenzie Kurtz; Contestant Nya Syndab, a vocalist, ready to sing,  Contestant Heather Burgess practices her tap dance; Nationally recognized
make-up artist Meredith Boyd demonstrates the correct way to apply make-up on Miss Cobb County, Patricia Ford.