Sisters crowned in Miss Georgia Peach pageant

Sun News correspondentMarch 26, 2014 

The 2014 queens of the Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant are, from left, Little Miss Lily Barfield of Kathleen, Teen Miss Malone Powell of Albany, Tiny Miss Olivia Rozell of Bonaire, Miss Georgia Peach Caroline Rowland of Warner Robins and Junior Miss Emily Rowland of Warner Robins.


  • Miss Georgia Peach queens

    Miss Georgia Peach and Court
    Caroline Rowland, of Warner Robins — Miss Georgia Peach
    Jessi Young, of Rochelle — First runner-up
    Ella Ondike, of Perry — Second runner-up
    Carla Penney, of Vienna — Third runner-up and interview winner
    Abigail Holtzhouser, of Hawkinsville — Fourth runner-up
    Tiffany Pitts, of Warner Robins — Photogenic winner
    Ariana Stringfellow, of Lawrenceville — Talent winner

    Teen Miss Georgia Peach and Court
    Malone Powell, of Albany — Teen Miss Georgia Peach, interview winner
    Kelsey Hollis, of Warner Robins — First runner-up, talent winner
    Sydney Reynolds, of Canton — Second runner-up
    Sarah-Lyn Ward, of Springfield — Third runner-up
    Callie Rice from Fortson — Fourth runner-up
    Maggie Gilbert, of Thomaston — Photogenic winner

    Junior Miss Georgia Peach and Court
    Emily Rowland, of Warner Robins — Junior Miss Georgia Peach, prettiest smile winner, prettiest hair winner
    Amelia Stanford, of Cuthbert — First runner-up
    Kinley Pridgen, of Warner Robins — Second runner-up
    Lilli Grace Lord, of Dudley — Third runner-up, talent winner
    Caroline Page, of Hartwell — Fourth runner-up, prettiest dress
    Ashlynn Anderson, of Thomaston — Photogenic winner, prettiest eyes winner
    Mackenzie Hulette, of Hawkinsville — People’s Choice

    Little Miss Georgia Peach and Court
    Lily Barfield, of Kathleen — Little Miss Georgia Peach
    Charleigh Harper, of Nashville — First runner-up, prettiest hair winner, prettiest dress winner
    Mary Rowland, of Warner Robins — Second runner-up, photogenic winner
    Lydia Anne Love, of Americus — Third runner-up, prettiest smile winner
    Lexi Belle Hardy, of Hawkinsville — Fourth runner-up
    Ava Kaye Hemphill, of Thomaston – People’s Choice
    Paris Biery, of Leesburg — Prettiest eyes winner
    Averi Lauren Smith, of Americus — Talent winner

    Tiny Miss Georgia Peach and Court
    Olivia Rozell, of Bonaire — Tiny Miss Georgia Peach, prettiest smile winner
    Janey Claire Meeks, of Dublin — First runner-up, prettiest eyes winner
    Reese Fleming, of Warner Robins — Second runner-up, prettiest dress winner, prettiest hair winner
    Abby Grace Flynt, of Suwanee — Third runner-up
    Presley DuBois, of Cochran — Fourth runner-up
    Harlee Huff, of Warmer Robins — People’s Choice
    Maggie Hartman, of Perry — Photogenic winner

Caroline Rowland was crowned Miss Georgia Peach 2014 at the pageant held March 15 at the C.W. Pettigrew Center on the campus of Fort Valley State University. The event was sponsored by the Georgia Peach Festival.

Rowland is a junior at Warner Robins High School and is the immediate past Miss Teen Dogwood.

Also crowned at the pageant were Little Miss Georgia Peach Lily Barfield of Kathleen, Teen Miss Georgia Peach Malone Powell of Albany, Tiny Miss Georgia Peach Olivia Rozell of Bonaire and Junior Miss Georgia Peach Emily Rowland of Warner Robins.

In the pageant world, young ladies who receive titles from the same pageant are referred to as “sister queens.” That term is even more accurate in relation to this year’s Miss Georgia Peach pageant. The Miss winner, Caroline Rowland, and the Junior Miss winner, Emily Rowland, are actual sisters.

The sisters are second generation peach queens. Their mother Brandi Durst Rowland was Miss Georgia Peach 1993.

Donna Long, president of the Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant, said the Peach queens will spend the next year as official ambassadors of the Georgia Peach Festival and the peach industry. They also will be honored by the Georgia House, Senate and governor.

The 2013 Georgia Peach queens were honored shortly before the 2014 pageant on March 11 by Gov. Nathan Deal and the legislature with a resolution for their contribution to the peach industry. The trip was sponsored by Rep. Robert Dickey, a Republican peach farmer from Musella, and Sen. Cecil Staton, R-Macon.

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