The 2021 Miss East Georgia State College Pageant was held Saturday, April 10 in the Luck F. Gambrell Center Auditorium. Anita Cerpovicz was crowned the new Miss EGSC, Grace Gardner was first runner-up, and Diana Hernandez was second runner-up.
The six contestants who competed for the crown participated in a private interview with the judges, on stage question, casual wear and evening gown. The theme for the scholarship pageant was “Secret Garden.”
Anita Cerpovicz is a junior at EGSC pursuing a degree in biology. She is the 21-year-old daughter of Paul Cerpovicz and Joelle Romanchik-Cerpovicz of Statesboro, Ga. Her platform is education. Anita is the president of the Cirkle K Club and the STEMM Club. She is also a member of the EGSC Beekeeping Club and a Correll Scholar. Anita was also awarded the Interview Award and the Community Star Award.
Grace Gardner, first runner-up in the pageant, is the 19-year-old daughter of Lee and Shanna Gardner of Waynesboro, Ga. Grace is a sophomore Correll Scholar pursuing a degree in biology. She is an active member of Phi Theta Kappa.
Diana Hernandez, second runner-up, is a sophomore Correll Scholar at EGSC. She is the 21-year-old daughter of Carlos Hernandez and Arcenia Bello of Glennville, Ga. She plans to obtain a degree in early childhood education. Diana was also awarded the Miss Congeniality which was voted on by the pageant contestants.
Raven Mickens was named the People’s Choice Award winner. This award was voted on by family and friends through social media. Raven is the 18-year-old daughter of Rodney and Valerie Mickens of Lincolnton, Ga.
Miss EGSC 2019 Kathryn Cox shared memories of her year during the event and crowned the new queen. Special entertainment was provided by Katie Griswold, Zaylin Lee, Savannah Thompson, and Hannah Camerero from All Star Dance Academy.
The pageant was hosted by EGSC’s Student Government Association.
Information and photos from East Georgia State College.