Chari Guzman rocked the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta with her vocal and dance performance to the popular Tina Turner favorite “Proud Mary” on her way to being named Miss Cobb County 2017 on Saturday night, Aug. 6th. She will now be active as a public relations ambassador during the coming year. Next June she will represent Cobb County in the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus where the winner advances to the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. Ms. Guzman captured both preliminary awards in talent and lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit. She is a 2013 graduate of Pebblebrook High School, Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts. A sophomore biology major at Georgia State University, Perimeter College, she aspires to become a medical research doctor.
This was the 59th annual event sponsored by the Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant, Inc. She was crowned by the 2016 Miss Cobb County, Brooke Doss, 22, a senior at Kennesaw State University. Ms. Doss was first runner-up in this year’s Miss Georgia Pageant.
The program featured also the crowning of the 2017 Miss Cobb County’s Outstanding Teen, Sabrina Elson, 16, who is a vocalist. Carley Vogel, the 2016 Miss Cobb County, crowned her successor. Ms. Elson will participate in Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen competition in Columbus in June. Ms. Vogel was a top ten finalist in the state pageant this year. The teen representative is appointed by the pageant.
The scholarship awards for Miss Cobb County and her court included: Pictured above: (l-r) 4th Runner-Up, Bailey Thompson, 22, Marietta, vocal – “Stormy Weather”$500 Cash Scholarship. 2nd Runner-up, Paula Smith, 19, Atlanta, vocal – “Finding Wonderland” $1,000 Cash Scholarship.
Miss Cobb County, Chari Guzman, 21, Hiram, vocal – “Proud Mary”, $10,000 Cash Scholarship, $400 Donna Chastain Talent Award, $250 Corwin Robison Swimsuit Award
lst Runner-Up, Stephanie Gargiulo, 22, Snellville , Tae Kwon Do – “Confident”, $2,000 Cash Scholarship, $200 Miss Congeniality Award
3rd Runner-Up, Jordan Meachum, 19, Smyrna, tribal dance – “Introduction of the Bride”, $750 Cash Scholarship
The next event sponsored by the Miss Cobb County Pageant is the Miss North Georgia State Fair Pageant set for the opening night of the fair on September 22. There are 7 titles for young ladies from ages 3 years through 24 years. For information and an application, contact Gene Phillips at 770-435-6378, Steve Duncan at 678-793-2007 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds from the fair pageant go to the Miss Cobb County scholarship fund.