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GMC s Leia Eubanks Named Baldwin County 2005 Junior Miss

(Milledgeville, GA) January 27, 2004 – Milledgeville and Baldwin County now have two new representatives for Georgia’s Junior Miss Scholarship program this July.
Leia Eubanks and Evie Scogin were awarded more than $5,000 in scholarship money and prizes as Milledgeville and Baldwin County’s 2005 Junior Misses.
Eight women from Baldwin High School, Georgia Military College (GMC) and John Milledge Academy competed for the chance to become the next Junior Miss on January 17.
The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Junior Miss Scholarship Program is part of America’s Junior Miss Program, which is open to all high school junior girls. The Junior Miss Program, through the “Be Your Best Self” motto, delivers the message of living by moral principals, getting a good education, staying fit, proper nutrition, community service, setting goals, and working to reach them. The girls are judged in scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and poise. This is the second Milledgeville-Baldwin County Junior Miss program.
In all, 12 cash tuition scholarships were awarded, thanks to the numerous local scholarship donors.
Leia Eubanks, a GMC junior, received more than $2,750 in scholarship money and prizes including, Baldwin County’s Junior Miss, sponsored by Rheem; Be Your Best Self Essay Award, sponsored by Arby’s of Milledgeville; a Talent Award, sponsored by Flooring America; the Fitness Award, sponsored by Subway; the Poise Award, sponsored by Blimpie of Milledgeville; and a Scholastic Achievement Award, sponsored by Pico’s Mexicali Grill.
Evie Scogin of John Milledge Academy received more than $2,200 in scholarship money and prizes including Milledgeville’s Junior Miss, sponsored by Serenity Wellness Spa & Salon & Truss Inc.; the Spirit of Junior Miss Award, sponsored by The Brick; and a Scholastic Achievement Award, sponsored by ReMax Vision Realty & Oconee Insurance Agency.
First honoree, sponsored by The Union-Recorder, went to Lizzie Jones, of GMC, along with the Talent Award, sponsored by Studio One School of Dance. Carrie Goggans, also of GMC, took home the second honoree award, sponsored by Exchange Bank.
“I can’t begin to express how honored I am to be a part of this amazing program. Junior Miss has had an great impact on my life, and I am thrilled to be able to share this opportunity with the young women of Milledgeville and Baldwin County,” said April Bragg, chairwoman of the local program. “I have been so encouraged by the overwhelming response we received from the eager contestants, willing volunteers, and supportive businesses and individuals.”
Bragg stressed that the motivating force behind the Junior Miss program is its effort to recognize, reward and encourage excellence in its aim to contribute to the inner development of each participant.
“The focus of the Junior Miss program is always on encouraging each young woman to strive for continual improvement and to always be her best self,” Bragg said. “This year we had eight wonderful participants who have been an inspiration to me by reminding me what the Junior Miss spirit is really all about by truly being their best selves.”

Joy Eady, manager of Milledgeville Main Street, expressed her thanks to the program. “Milledgeville Main Street is proud to be a part of this wonderful scholarship program,” said Eady. “This is a great way to showcase our local high school juniors and award them for being their best self. Congratulations to all the girls who participated and thank you to the numerous volunteers who worked so hard to make this program a success.”
Evie Scogin, pictured second from left, and Leia Eubanks, second from right, were named Milledgeville and Baldwin County Junior Miss 2005, respectively, on Jan. 17. Lizzie Jones, left, was first honoree, Carrie Goggans, right, was second honoree. Megan Cone, middle, is Georgia’s 2004 Junior Miss.
– Submitted by Joy Eady, GMC HS 1997, and Milledgeville Main Street Manager