Two new pageant winners were crowned July 23 at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center and will go on to represent Warner Robins in the Miss Georgia pageant next summer. Sarah DeLoach was crowned Miss International City 2017 and Lyndsay A. Richardson was crowned Miss Warner Robins 2017.
Sarah is a sophomore at Georgia Southern University, where she is in the Honors Program and is a mathematics major. At Georgia Southern, Sarah serves as a Southern ambassador, a student who is the face of Georgia Southern and gives campus tours to prospective students and assists with freshman orientation as a first-year experience peer leader.
Sarah is the former Miss International City’s Outstanding Teen 2014 and was a Top 10 finalist. Last year, she competed for the title of Miss Georgia as Miss Southeast Georgia 2016 and she was named a Lifestyle and Swimsuit preliminary winner and fourth runner-up to Miss Georgia 2016.
Sarah’s platform is “A Heart for Mentoring.” In her essay that is required for competition, Sarah wrote about various life experiences and mentors and the impact that they have had on her. Sarah volunteers as a mentor for several organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club as well as through teaching dance and coaching. She also is the founder of a Girl Talk chapter at her alma mater, Pinewood Christian Academy. Girl Talk is a national peer to peer mentoring program for middle school and high school girls.
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Sarah plans to obtain a master’s degree in mathematics after graduating with her bachelor’s degree and wants to teach Advanced Placement math and science classes at the high school level.
Lyndsay graduated from Veterans High School in 2014 and is a junior vocal music education major at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University.
Lyndsay’s platform is to encourage educators to elevate the importance of music education. According to her bio, her core message is that the arts, and specifically music education, can enable students to establish a firm foundation on which a solid interdisciplinary education can be built, thus producing a more well-rounded student.
At Columbus State University, Lyndsay is a member of the CSU Honors College, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Lyndsay is the vice president of membership in the female music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota and also has held the position of officer at large in her Collegiate National Association for Music Educators chapter. She performs with the University Singers as well as Choral Union choirs. This past summer, Lyndsay participated in CSU’s study abroad program in Florence, Italy, taking classes in music and travel writing
She performed in Schwob’s production of “Dido & Aeneas” as an ensemble member and will also be appearing as Chava in “Fiddler on the Roof” in January. Lyndsay was the recipient of the 2016 Columbus State University’s Honors College Interdisciplinary Studies Award.