Meet Miss GA
Name: Maggie Bridges
Hometown: Brinson, Georgia
Education: Georgia Institute of Technology-Sr.-B.S., Business Administration
Southwest Georgia Academy
Platform Issue: Impacting Others through Volunteerism
Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain a B.S.B.A. (double minor in Pre-Pharmacy & Information Technology); obtain Doctor of Pharmacy degree; Open my own pharmacy
Scholastic Honors: Faculty Honors and Dean’s List at Georgia Tech; Recipient of the Widner Memorial Scholarship, the Decatur County Farm Bureau Scholarship, and the McFee Scholarship.
Leadership Roles: Georgia Tech Ambassador; Executive VP and Philanthropy Chair for Panhellenic Council; Freshman orientation leader and tour guide; Public Relations Chair and Bible Study Leader for Alpha Delta Pi; President of church youth group and representative on board of directors.
Accomplishments: Selected for study abroad program in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji; Sang National Anthem at Atlanta Braves game; Planned Kids at Kollege event to expose underprivileged children to STEM programs; Raised $3,000 for CMNH; I have over 800 volunteer hours; Model at apparel mart in Atlanta, Dallas & Chicago.
Interesting Facts: In New Zealand, went skydiving from 15,000 feet, bungee jumped over 400 feet, and swam in a freezing glacial lake among icebergs; Lived in a fraternity house for 2 semesters; Oldest of 5 children; Enjoy hunting, deep sea fishing and skeet shooting with my dad; Killed my first deer at 7 years old; Fascinated by debate over genetically modified plants; Met 2 stars from Duck Dynasty; SCUBA dived on Great Barrier Reef with bull sharks; Produce ripeness expert; Studied piano, dance and classical voice for many years; 3 years ago moved from a city with population of 212 to metro Atlanta with a population of over 5 million people.