Brooke Doss, 21, a senior at Kennesaw State University, was selected Miss Cobb County 2016 from a field of 14 outstanding young women in the 58th annual Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta, Saturday night, Aug. 8th. Earlier in the preliminary competition, she was named winner of the Corwin M. Robison II $200 cash scholarship for Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit. She will use her $10,000.00 Miss Cobb cash scholarship to complete her studies at KSU. Set to the theme, “I Love Cobb,” the pageant was produced and directed by Terry
Ms. Doss will fulfill a year of community service promoting her platform, “Character Counts, Building Hope for Tomorrow Through Character Education.” Sponsored in the competition by the Georgia Ballet, she wowed the audience with her ballet en pointe performance to “Carmen.” A resident of Canton, she is the daughter of Susan and Jason Doss. After her busy year of speaking and public appearances, she will represent Cobb County in the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus in June. The Peach State winner advances to the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.
Carley Vogel, 2016 Miss Cobb County’s Outstanding Teen
Also holding the spotlight was Carley Vogel, who was crowned the 2016 Miss Cobb County’s Outstanding Teen. She is the 14- year-old daughter of Amanda and Jim Vogel of Acworth, and a freshman on Pebblebrook High School, Cobb County Centre for Excellence in the Performing Arts. She also will compete for the title of Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen in Columbus in June, the sister program for the Miss Georgia Pageant.
The near capacity crowd enjoyed entertainment by the highly acclaimed performing arts group, ComPAny 2016, from Pebblebrook High School. The reigning Miss Cobb County, Patricia Ford, was a crowd favorite with her ballet en pointe performance to “Fuego.” Tap dancing to “I’ve Got Rhythm,” the current Cobb Teen, Tyler Reese Tritt, generated a rousing response from the highly receptive audience of over 500 spectators.
The heart of the Miss America program is to empower young women to go for their dreams through higher education and to make a difference in the community. The four points of the Miss America crown symbolize the Miss America brand – Style, Service, Scholarship and Success. The pageant is sponsored by the Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant, Inc., a community service organization composed entirely of community volunteers. For further information, contact Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378 or visit the website www.misscobb.com.
Ranked the top scholarship program in the Miss Georgia system, the Miss Cobb Pageant awarded a total of $17,950.00 in cash scholarships and some $20,000 in other prizes including hair care for one-year, chiropractic services, gym membership, jewelry, and a wardrobe for the Miss Georgia Pageant including swimsuit, opening number dress, interview outfit, talent costume and evening gown.
The other winners and their scholarship awards included:
First Runner-Up – Maggie Markham, 18, Smyrna, Freshman, Boston University; Scholarship: $2,000.00. Sponsor: Fun-Fare
Second Runner-Up – McKenzie Kurtz, 18, Milton, Freshman, University of Michigan Scholarship: $1,500.00 Also: $400 Scholarship Winner, Donna Chastain Preliminary Talent Winner for her vocal performance of “Finding Wonderland”. Sponsor: Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
Third Runner-Up – Julia Martin, 20, Marietta, Junior, University of Georgia, Scholarship: $1,250.00. Sponsor: Rogers HVAC
Fourth Runner-Up – Katherine McCauley, 22, Marietta, KSU Graduate, Scholarship: $1,000.00. Sponsor: LDJ Enterprises
Lace Larrabee Miss Congeniality Scholarship : Tie – Maggie Markham who also was lst Runner-Up and Tori Bush, 20, Hiram, Soph., KSU, sponsored by the Marietta Diner. Scholarship: both receive a $200 cash scholarship
The Miss Cobb Pageant would also like to acknowledge special scholarship donors who helped to fund the $10,000.00 cash scholarship for new Miss Cobb, Brooke Doss:
$1,000.00 “Four Points of the Crown” Scholarship – Dr. Adam and Jennifer Allgood
$800.00 Lindsey Cannon Performing Arts Scholarship – Judy Cannon
$500.00 Eunice Lovvorn Scholastic Scholarship – Sandra Daniels
$500.00 “You Make A Difference Scholarship” – Kathryn Coffee
Two major fund-raisers for the Miss Cobb Scholarship Fund each year are the North Georgia State Fair Pageant in September and the Little Miss Cobb County Pageant in February. Many individual scholarship donations from supporters across the community also enable the pageant to reach thetotal of $17,950.00 in cash scholarships.