Meet Miss Georgia
Hometown: Warner Robins, GA
Education: Mercer University, Bachelor of Music
in Vocal Performance
Platform Issue: Healthy Children, Strong America.
Scholastic Ambition: Graduate with Honors in Musical
Theatre and Voice, Perform on
Scholastic Honors: Academic and Music Scholarship-Mercer University; Music, Theatre and Pierce Leadership Scholarships-Wesleyan College; Floreida Harrell Scholarship for the Performing Arts.
Leadership Roles: Led and organized a team of over 70 children for “Team Betty” and the “Run to Lose 5k”; Developed and presented a multi-faceted program of healthy lifestyles and eating habits to children throughout Georgia, including Elementary and Middle Schools, YMCAs and Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of America; Team Captain for Miss America’s National Day of Service; Facilitator and Distributor of canned goods to local food banks on behalf of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church; Planned and directed a Zumba event to raise money for CMN Hospitals; Organized and developed a “Bagging Groceries for Tips” fundraiser for CMN Hospitals; Developed and performed in a promotional video for Central Georgia’s largest 5k event; Sunday School Teacher.
Accomplishments: Won the 2014 and 2015 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) College-Level competition in both Musical Theatre and Classical Singing categories, out of 45 colleges and universities; Overall Talent winner in the Miss Georgia Competitions, 2014 and 2015; Performed the National Anthem at events including the Air Force Reserve Band July 4th Celebration, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Awards ceremony, “Run to Lose 5k” and Mercer University’s Homecoming Game; Participant in Mercer’s Opera Program and Traveling Singers; Headliner for Mercer’s “Christmas in the Corridor”; Sang lead roles in High School and College musical theatre and opera productions.
Interesting Facts: Is of Greek and German decent and named Baciliky after her Greek grandmother - the name means “Royalty”; Loves to entertain friends and audiences with impressions of famous people and characters; Grew up on 700 acres, which are managed for wildlife; An Andy Griffith Show aficionado; Traveled extensively through 4 European countries; Sings Byzantine hymns in both Greek and English for her Greek Orthodox church choir; Performs with a Greek dance group; Skills include driving a full-sized John Deere tractor, plowing and seeding fields and handling a shotgun.