November 7, 2013

Erica Even, Student Assistant

Keri Lynn Knight Crowned Miss VSU

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University crowned Keri Lynn Knight, a senior business administration major from Uvalda, Ga., as the 2014 Miss VSU.

Knight received a $2,000 scholarship towards her VSU education and will have the honor of representing VSU at the Miss Georgia pageant in June 2014.  She also won the Interview Preliminary Award and the Talent Preliminary Award, receiving $200 per award.

Eight contestants competed in the Miss VSU pageant produced by Student Life and assisted by Pi Kappa Phi, a VSU fraternity.

Jackie Ladin, first runner-up received a $750 scholarship to VSU and Brooke Courie, second runner-up received a $500 scholarship. Other contestants included Dani Taylor, Amber Austin, Brittany Williams, Nadia Meghjani, and Lorraine Dawkins.

In 2008, the Miss VSU pageant was discontinued, even though it had been held for almost 50 years prior. In 2012, VSU decided to bring back the pageant, making this year its second year after the discontinuation.

Sponsors included VSU Campus Activities Board, VSU Student Government Association, Golden Key International Honour Society, VSU Dining, Valdosta School of Ballet, Zeta Tau Alpha, VSU Bookstore, VSU Alumni Association, Post and Associates CPAs, Spirit Screen Printing and Embroidery, Zants Flower Shop, Flip Flops, and Demos Cams.

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