By MEGHAN ALESSI
You know it’s almost springtime in Tigerland when it’s time to start talking about Belle of the Blue. Women from all over campus will compete for the grand prize: a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by our very own GAC (Georgetown Activities Council). The runner-up also receives a $700 scholarship.
The morning of the event all of the contestants are interviewed. The competition begins with an opening dance followed by a talent segment. Next is the poise/ evening gown segment. The top five contestants are announced, and those five women answer a question on the spot. According to GC’s website, the women are “judged based on scholarship, interview, talent, poise and appearance.” In addition to the competition, contestants are asked to write an essay and turn it in prior to the event. This year they were asked to write about Georgetown College’s “Eight Guiding Principles” and to add in one of their own that they felt would fit in well.
Each residence hall (including the male dorms) is represented in the competition. Last year’s winner was then junior, Jaime Horne (Kappa Delta). This year’s contestants include Erin Pinnell, Hollis Dudgeon, Brittany Sims, Keira Lopez, Genee Johns, Allie White, Chelsea Brown, Kelsey Burton, Kristen Robinson, Lynsey Jordan and Ashley Fritsch.
This year’s theme is “A Midwinter Night’s Dream”. The pageant will take place in the John L. Hill Chapel this Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased outside the Caf this week or at the door.