Eight Contestants Compete to Be Crowned Miss CSU 2014

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Eight Columbus State University students will compete in four categories Sunday, Jan. 26 to become Miss CSU 2014.

Doors at University Hall on main campus will open an hour before the 3 p.m. scholarship pageant. This year, for the first time, CSU will also host an Outstanding Teen competition, featuring seven contestants within the 13-17 age range from nearby schools.

Five judges will decide who succeeds Katelyn Pawlowski, Miss CSU 2013, an exercise science major who represented CSU at the Miss Georgia Pageant last June. Miss CSU 2014 will compete in the next Miss Georgia Pageant on June 19-21.

Emcees for the pageant are Jessica Scott, a 2011 graduate from Pine Mountain who was Miss CSU 2006, and Drake Russell, a current CSU recruiter. Contestants will compete onstage in swimsuit-fitness, talent and evening gown categories, as well as a pre-pageant interview.

Miss CSU contestants, their talent and specific performance plans are:

  • Savannah Bishop, a sophomore chemistry pre-pharmacy major from Columbus, lyrical dance, “Safe and Sound.”
  • Levie Daniel, a sophomore from Columbus whose major is undeclared, playing piano and vocal, “Some Things are Meant to Be.”
  • Telea Davis, a junior special education major from Newnan, creative jazz dance, “I’ve Got the World on a String.”
  • Ashley Lovett, a sophomore health science major from Sylvania, acro-dance, “Never Had a Friend like Me.”
  • Courtney Napier, a communication major (public relations concentration) from Hinesville, vocal, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.”
  • Ansley Phillips, a sophomore communication major from Fortson, tap dance, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
  • Helen Pier, a sophomore early childhood education major from Locust Grove, playing harp and vocal, “My Shepherd Will Supply my Need.”
  • Kelsey Ray, a sophomore special education major from Trion, playing guitar and vocal, “To Make You Feel my Love.”

Miss CSU Outstanding Teen contestants, their school, talent and specific performance plans are:

  • Tiffany Arnold, Harris County High School sophomore, dance, “I Gotcha.”
  • J’haria Dallas, Columbus High School junior, karate-self defense routine.
  • Kyndall Ellis, Columbus High School junior, pop vocal, “Wings.”
  • Avery Hart, Southland Academy (Americus) junior, vocal, “Popular.”
  • Elise Higgins, Richards Middle School (Columbus) eighth-grader, jazz-nastics, “The Way You Make me Feel.”
  • Maroriegh Todd, Glenwood School (Smiths Station, Ala.) freshman, monologue, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
  • Victoria Torsiello, Harris County High School freshman, lyrical dance, “Who You Are.”

Tickets for the pageant are $5 for CSU students with ID and $10 for the public, and they may be purchased at the door or by visiting http://ColumbusState.edu/misscsu.

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Editors: High-resolution contestant photos available at these links:

Savannah Bishop | Levie Daniel | Telea Davis | Ashley Lovett
Courtney Napier | Ansley Phillips | Helen Pier | Kelsey Ray