Jim Durham

News Bureau Director

Belle Winners

Victoria Engelhardt, second from right, a sophomore Communications & Media Studies major/Religion and Church Music double minor from Paducah, was chosen 2010 Belle of the Blue Saturday and Overall Scholarship Winner at GC’s 61st scholarship pageant Saturday night in Hill Chapel.

Victoria, who represented her Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, is the first AGD to claim the Belle of the Blue title since it started on this campus in December ’99.

Victoria, who said she first gained confidence singing before an audience in last year’s Lyric Theatre Society production of “Hansel and Gretel,” performed “Climb Every Mountain” from “Sound of Music” as her talent.

The 2010 Belle bested 14 other contestants in a pageant that is more about scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, communication and presence.  Victoria Engelhardt is also President of the United Nations of Georgetown, the College’s Chorale historian, Lyric Theatre Society secretary, and News Editor of The Georgetonian. And, according to the pageant co-emcee Madison Osborne, “Victoria really nailed the interview.”

First-runner-up is junior Kaitlin Johnson, left, a Biology major and Chemistry/Spanish double minor from Owenton, and a member of the Tiger Cheerleading squad and Kappa Delta sorority.

Then, second runner-up is Emily Holt, a junior Exercise Science major/Spanish minor from Lebanon; she’s a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and on the Georgetown Activities Council Traditions committee.

Miss Congeniality is Emily Lyon, right, an Elementary Education major/Spanish minor from Taylor Mill.

Lyon, Holt and Engelhardt are all Christian Leadership Scholars.

Engelhardt, who’s also the College’s Chorale historian and Lyric Theatre Society secretary, made her operatic debut last year as the Dew Fairy in LTS’s production of “Hansel and Gretel.”

Conner, a senior from Shelbyville, IN, is currently student teaching at Royal Spring Middle School in Scott County, then she will do the second half of her student teaching at Scott County High School later this semester.

Lindsay Conner, right, the 2009 Belle of the Blue, helps Engelhardt on with the winner’s sash after the crowning.