Exercise Science Major Crowned Miss CSU 2013, to Compete in Miss Georgia

Katelyn PawlowskiCOLUMBUS, Ga. — A junior exercise science major from Midland, Katelyn Pawlowski, is Columbus State University's new Miss CSU 2013, and she will represent the university next June at the Miss Georgia Pageant.

Pawlowski was crowned Miss CSU at Sunday's campus pageant, featuring six Columbus State students competing in four categories.

Five judges decided who would succeed Amarinda Trear, Miss CSU 2012, a vocal performance major, who represented CSU at the Miss Georgia Pageant last June. The next Miss Georgia Pageant is June 19-22, 2013.

For her talent, Pawlowski offered a contemporary jazz dance performance. Her platform was, "Do You See What I See: Giving the Gift of Sight." Pawlowski also won the Lifestyle and Fitness Award and the Charles Eason Award. The first runner-up was Ansley Phillips, a freshman communication major from Fortson, who also won the People's Choice Award. Second runner-up was Kelsey Ray, a sophomore special education major from Trion, who also won the Miss Congeniality Award and the Miss Hayley Henderson Award. 

A former Miss CSU, Shana Teel Purkey of Nashville, and Mark Immelman, CSU’s men’s golf coach for 12 years, served as emcees during Sunday's pageant, when contestants were asked an on-stage question and then competed in swimsuit, talent and evening wear categories.

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