Judges selected the 2010 Cherry Blossom queen and her court of four princesses late Saturday night at Wesleyan College’s Porter Auditorium.
Ansley Camille Burgamy, 18, of Milledgeville, was chosen as queen from a field of 24 high school seniors from across Macon and Middle Georgia.
A crown of rhinstones and pink gems was placed on her head, a pink velvet cape was draped around her shoulders and Burgamy was presented with a bouquet of pale pink roses.
In her evening gown speech, the senior at Mount de Sales Academy shared the words of Mother Teresa: “Peace begins with a smile.” Burgamy, who served as Little Miss Wilkinson County in 1999, said she is known for always smiling.
The teen, who plans to attend Mercer University next year, is the daughter of Andy and Annette Burgamy.
The contestants were evaluated on their achievements, knowledge of current events and the Cherry Blossom Festival, their ability to learn and perform a dance routine, poise under pressure and communication skills.
The trio of judges also selected the following princesses: Allison Walthall of Stratford Academy, Lindsey Williams of Mount De Sales Academy, Amelia Edwards of Central High School and Murphy Caldwell of Howard High School. The queen and her court will represent Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival for the next year and make numerous appearances during the festival March 19-28.
To contact writer Liz Fabian, call 744-4303.