Westside senior crowned 2009 Cherry Blossom Festival Queen

Westside High School senior Rachel Cozart was crowned the 2009 Cherry Blossom Festival Queen during the annual pageant Saturday night at Wesleyan College.

Cozart, a varsity cheerleader and soccer player, was chosen from a field of 32 contestants from Macon and surrounding communities.

Cozart will reign for the next year with her court of four princesses who were named as runners-up in the contest that judges the girls on the basis of poise, beauty, interview skills and knowledge of the festival and local community.

First runner-up is Ashley Fowler of Mount de Sales Academy. Kelly Glasgow of Stratford Academy was named second runner-up. Mount de Sales senior Arah Adams is the third runner-up and Rutland High School's Brittany Green was chosen fourth runner-up.