Contestants in The Schley Sumter Forestry Pageant ready to leave for Tifton

Published 9:49 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018

ELLAVILLE — The Schley Sumter Forestry Pageant has announced that the 2018 Schley Sumter Forestry Queens will be competing in the 2018 Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant.

Baby Miss Perra Lynn Gordon, daughter of Will and Tiffany Gordon of Preston, competes at 4 p.m. June 22. Teeny Miss Anistyn Grace Ellis, daughter of Jesse and Brittney Ellis of Perry, competes at 1 p.m. June 22. Tiny Miss Jessie Dakota Jones, daughter of Daniel and Melissa Jones of Oglethorpe, compete at 7 p.m. June 22. Little Miss Zoey Hayven Vittitow. daughter of Kurt and Laura Sewell of Sylvester, competes at 3 p.m.  June 23. Junior Miss Alyssia Mia Salazar, daughter of Santos and Yolanda Salazar of Ellaville, competes at 7 p.m. June 23. Teen Miss Cassidy Raye Reynolds, daughter of Richard and Shannon Reynolds of Perry, competes at 3 p.m. June 30. Samantha Blalock, daughter of Mark and Amy Blalock of Americus, competes at 7 p.m. June 30. Miss Hospitality Camila Avila, daughter of Julissa Gutlerrez and Pablo Avila of Americus, competes in the Baby Division at 4 p.m. June 22. The pageant is located at the Performing Arts on Main Street in Tifton, Georgia.

Georgia Forestry is a program designed to help girls develop an empowering poise and self-confidence. Participating in the pageant is considered a great opportunity for participants to grow and mature. It is a chance to become involved with our community, to become a voice with a purpose, to gain confidence, improve public speaking skills, and to meet new people. Each queen will learn how to conduct herself in a job interview and gain a special poise that will help her in whatever she chooses to do in life.

Local sponsors are Southwest Georgia Wholesale, PUB 96, Care Trans Inc., W & R Paint and Body, Millers Auto Parts (NAPA), FYI Fabrics, Johnston Reality, Willow Nook Farms, and Sunbelt Ford of Americus.