By Don Reagin
Adeline Kenerly, a second-year student in broadcast/digital journalism
and political science, was crowned Miss University of Georgia 2014 at
the annual scholarship pageant held Jan. 18 in the UGA Fine Arts
Kenerly is the daughter of Dr. John Lex Kenerly III and Joy Bland Kenerly of Jesup, who was Miss UGA 1981.
Fourth runner up in the pageant was Gabrielle Clifford, a second-year public
relations major from Powder Springs; Clifford also won the award for
“Best Interview.” Third runner up was Destiny Levant, a second-year
early childhood education major from Reidsville. Lindsay Quandt, a
third-year marketing/international business and German major from
Peachtree City, received second runner-up honors and Madison Brett, a
fourth-year early childhood education major from Kite, was named first
The “Floreida Harrell Miss Congeniality Scholarship”
was given to Lauren Maldonado, a third-year visual journalism major from Lawrenceville, and the “People’s Choice” award, voted on by audience
members, went to McKinley Gropp, a third-year math education major from
EmmaKate Few, a 15-year-old high school sophomore from
Augusta, was crowned Miss UGA Outstanding Teen 2014. She had been
appointed to the title last fall.
Kenerly is involved in campus
life: she is a UGA Majorette, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and
has leadership roles with both UGA Relay for Life and HEROs at UGA, a
student organization that raises fund for pediatric HIV/AIDS. She was
also a member of the Student Government Association’s Freshman Forum.
Kenerly will compete in the 2014 Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant June 18-21; the winner of that pageant will represent Georgia in the Miss America Pageant.
Emily Bordon, a third-year early childhood education major, was crowned Miss
Augusta on Jan. 11 and will also compete at the Miss Georgia pageant.
The Miss America Organization, at the local, state, and national levels,
represents the largest private scholarship foundation for women in the
United States. This year, scholarship assistance totaling more than $45
million was available to contestants at all three levels. The Miss
America Organization, established in 1921, is a nonprofit civic
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The Miss UGA Scholarship Pageant is a program within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs.