2017 Queens
2017 Miss Southeast Georgia's Outstanding Teen


Grace Thomas 


Grace Thomas is the 15 year old daughter of Ronnie and Cheryl Thomas of Warner Robins, Georgia.  She is currently a 10th grade student at Houston County High School.  Grace participates in FFA where she currently serves as Treasurer of the Houston County High School FFA Chapter.  Grace has also participated in the drama department at Houston County High School.  Grace has received honors such as honor roll, outstanding freshman in agriculture, and the principal’s award. 

Grace loves being involved in the FFA at Houston County High School.  Last year she was awarded reserve grand champion heifer, while showing at the 2016 state dairy heifer show.  At the area and region FFA creed speaking competitions Grace was awarded first place, which allowed her to compete at the state level.  She was also a member of the 1st place state dairy judging team.

Singing is one of Grace’s passions in life.  In the 6th grade she placed 1st in the talent show, and in the 2016 Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen pageant she was awarded the overall talent award.  She served as Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen 2016.  Grace competed at Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen in June 2016 and was a top 10 finalist.  She looks forward to returning to Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen in June 2017.

Grace is a very family based person.  She has a brother named Ronnie who is 12 years old and is in the 7th grade.  Grace’s father, Ronnie Thomas, is the agricultural education teacher at Houston County High School.  Grace’s mother, Cheryl Thomas, is the principal at Quail Run Elementary School in Warner Robins, Georgia.  Grace’s parents are originally from Upstate New York.  Grace and her brother were the first two Thomas family members born in Georgia.  Grace is honored and blessed to serve as Miss Southeast Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2017.

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2017 Miss Southeast Georgia


Alyssa Beasley


Alyssa is the 18 year daughter of Craig and Paula Beasley of Brunswick, Georgia.  She is a 2016 honor graduate of Glynn Academy High School and is currently a freshman at Kennesaw State University where she is a student double majoring in Dance and Health Sciences/Physical Therapy.  Because of her love of dance and her personal experience of years of physical injuries related to her time as an optional level gymnast and dancer, she has chosen to combine these two interests to eventually open her own business “The Collective” where not only dance and other physical activities will be offered, but physical therapy being the added bonus to treat and teach dancers and athletes the proper methods of using and healing their bodies.

Alyssa has always been an active participant in her community.  Since the age of two, Alyssa has been dancing and for 9 years she was a competitive Optional Level Gymnast. In addition, from a very young age, service was instilled in Alyssa.  She has been an active participant in her local community church serving in community clean up programs, assisting with children and youth worship services and serving abroad to Puerto Rico and The Spanish Wells on mission trips.  Alyssa, during junior and senior high, was an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, volunteered regularly at the Glynn County Humane Society, was a United Community Bank Junior Board Member and devoted even more hours biweekly at the Thomas Terrill Boys and Girls Club teaching dance to disadvantaged children.  Among 350 members of her Senior class and additional 1000+ from the total student body of her high school, Alyssa was nominated as Homecoming Queen which speaks highly of her exceptional moral character and representation among her fellow classmates.

Alyssa has also worked the past two years in choreographing and teaching dancers at her local studio.  She not only has a passion to dance herself but to share with others her knowledge and passion for this art form.  She served this past year as Miss Golden Isles where she realized the value of creating a platform and living it out to its fullest potential. Alyssa created her platform around her desire to share her love of dance with her passion to serve others.  Being new to the MAO pageant world, she feels that “pageants are a great way for girls to gain confidence and courage and a means to find their voice and share it with others”.  Alyssa takes great pride and care in Rising Up to be the best representation of herself that she can be as she knows how important it is today for the younger generation to have positive role models.

Alyssa is so very thankful for the opportunity to serve as the 2017 Miss Southeast Georgia.  The community support provided by the businesses and residents of Swainsboro and Emmanuel County is just humbling and she is incredibly excited to represent you at the 2017 Miss Georgia Pageant.

To book Alyssa for an appearance or event please contact Shelli Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2017 Miss Emanuel County


Brittany Sherrod


Brittany is the 21-year-old daughter of Jim and Bobbie Sherrod. She is a 2013 honor graduate of Emanuel County Institute. Brittany currently attends Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, where she is a Senior pursuing her Bachelors of Science degree in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics. She is involved in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources School, Treasurer of the Agribusiness Club, and Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee. Because of her love for agriculture, after graduation from ABAC she plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics.

Brittany has spent her life giving back to Emanuel County through community service and volunteering. She loves working with the youth of Emanuel County by being a positive role model and mentor. Brittany is an advocate for spreading the knowledge of the dangers of texting while driving and is also an avid supporter for the agricultural industry. She volunteers multiple times throughout the year at local schools to help mentor children and teach them literacy skills and a love for reading. This is the basis of her platform, “Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!” Brittany is currently working with local schools to establish programs for literacy development in children.

When Brittany is not in the classroom or volunteering with local youth, she enjoys traveling with her family and friends, spending time with her dogs, Millie and Roscoe, and cheering on the Atlanta Braves!

Brittany is thankful for the support given by the businesses and residents of Swainsboro and Emanuel County that provide the scholarship and positive self-development opportunities for so many young women. She is so excited about being named Miss Emanuel County, and she is eager for all of the events during her reign this year. She is truly honored that she will be able to represent her home for the past 21 years on the Miss Georgia stage in June.

To book Brittany for an appearance or event please contact Ashley Tankersley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2017 Miss Emanuel County's Outstanding Teen


Caroline Mason


Caroline is the thirteen year old daughter of Cliff and Tracy Mason of Swainsboro.  She is in the 8th grade at Swainsboro Middle School, and is an active member of the Jr. Beta Club, FBLA, track team, and is captain of the football cheerleading squad.  Caroline is a Star Honor Roll student with many academic achievements, to include highest average in all academic classes, and has received the Presidential Fitness Award. 

Dancing since the age of 2, Caroline is a member of The Southern Dance Connection.  She takes classes in various styles of dance and is also a student teacher for ages 2-7.  As a competitive dancer, Caroline’s passion for dance has helped her to win numerous regional and national titles.  She has been chosen as a Dancer of the Year semi-finalists for the past 4 years.  

Even though Caroline has a busy schedule she still finds time to enjoy spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Twin City, where she sings solos during church services and attends Sunday School.  Caroline also enjoys running, jet skiing, swimming, tubing, hunting, and fishing.

Caroline is excited to be Miss Emanuel County’s Outstanding Teen and hopes to promote her platform, “Weekend Blessings: Helping Childhood Hunger,” throughout the state of Georgia.  She wants to get whole communities involved in helping the needy through donations and volunteering more, as she did this summer at her local food pantry. 

To book Caroline for an appearance or an event, please contact Anna Gambrell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .