Junior crowned Miss Warner Robins High

January 30, 2013 

Cecilia Cerja was crowned Miss Warner Robins High School 2013 in the school’s pageant held Saturday in the school’s Performing Arts Theatre.

Along with the night’s highest title, Cecilia also won the preliminary interview category award and won the GPA award for having the highest GPA from among the contestants.

Other preliminary awards included Signature Page Award, which went to Sullivan Groves, and the People’s Choice Award, which went to Chantee Watts. Miss Congeniality, which was selected by the contestants in the pageant, went to Kennedy Meredith. Kennedy also won the talent preliminary award. Taylor Fauth was awarded first runner-up in talent.

Brianna Russ won the Evening Gown and Speech Preliminary Award.

Camille Bagwell was fourth runner-up, Kennedy was third runner-up, Brianna was second runner-up and Taylor was first runner-up.

The reigning Miss Warner Robins, Charlene Bibeau emceed the evening.

Cecilia is a junior at Warner Robins High School and carries a 97.2 GPA. She is a member of the Beta Club, Debate Team, and Science Club. She is the project chair of the Math Club and secretary of the Spanish Club. She is a member of the cast for the Warner Robins High School drama department’s upcoming production of “The Outsiders.”

For her talent, Cecilia performed the monologue “High Hopes.” She was sponsored by her parents, Thomas and Tina Cerja.

Cecilia has lofty goals. She wants to be secretary of state one day. Politics is a “serious love,” she said.

“I just enjoy looking at the way different countries interact with each other,” Cecilia said. “I enjoy learning about what people represent and what they stand for.”

A volunteer candy striper at the Houston Medical Center in the pediatric ward, Cecilia also volunteers with the Democratic Party. As Miss Warner Robins High School, she hopes to promote volunteerism among her peers at Warner Robins High School.

“I really want to get more students involved in Relay for Life,” Cecilia said. “Anything to just get out and help in our community.”

“Volunteerism is a way to pay our rent here on earth,” she said.

Contact Alline Kent at 396-2467 or allinekent@cox.net.

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