Belle & Beau Scholarship Pageant Set for Saturday
Submitted on February 22, 2018
Georgetown College’s annual "Belle of the Blue and Beaus, Too” scholarship pageant is this coming Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. in John L. Hill Chapel. Presented by the school’s Activities Council (GAC), contestants vie for scholarships. Judging is weighted heavily on both GPA and essay scores followed by personal interview, talent, and poise.
Interviews with the judges are held during the afternoon prior to the event; talent and poise are scored during the pageant. Three finalists are chosen for each group and those candidates will answer an on-stage question before final scores are tabulated.
Women will seek the title of “Belle of the Blue,” a $1,000 scholarship, and the opportunity to represent Georgetown College at the annual Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival which is held in Pineville on Memorial Day weekend. The first runner-up receives a $500 scholarship as does the winner in a scholarship category.
Men are competing for the title of “Beau of the Blue” and a $1,000 scholarship. First runner-up receives a $500 scholarship; the winner of the scholarship category also receives a $500 scholarship. The man selected for the title of Beau will also have the opportunity to be the Belle’s escort at the Mountain Laurel Festival.
Contestants this year are Brook Billings, a junior accounting major from Lexington, representing Kappa Delta Sorority; Courtney Ford, a junior marketing major from West Paducah, Alpha Gamma Delta; Hayley Baker, Trimble County, a junior psychology major representing Hambrick Village; Caroline Kinsey, a freshman from Crittenden, Collier Hall; sophomore Brittany Goodman, Frankfort, Elementary Education, representing Pierce Hall; Tori Hafner, sophomore, Oldham County, representing Phi Mu; Austin Bambach, a junior biochemistry major from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, representing Lambda Chi Alpha; Savanah Jackson, a freshman from Dallas, Texas, representing Allen Hall; and Bell White, a sophomore elementary education major from Lawrenceburg representing Sigma Kappa.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Angela Earwood. The pageant is open to the public. Admission is $5 per person but is free to Georgetown College students, faculty, and staff with the G-Card.