Meet Miss Georgia

Name: Annie Jorgensen

Title: Miss Georgia

Hometown: Duluth, GA

Education: University of Georgia, Honors Program – Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Homestead High School

Social Impact Statement: Patch of Confidence #IGotThis

Scholastic/Career Ambition:

Obtain a Masters Degree

Become an anchor on “Good Morning America”

Host a show on the Food Network

Talent: Jazz Dance – “Feeling Good”

Scholastic Honors: UGA Honor Student; Top 5% of UGA’s 2018 Class; One UGA II Scholarship Recipient; Out-of-State Waiver Scholarship Recipient; Orlando Scholarship Foundation Recipient; Awarded over $110,000 in scholarship that helped me complete undergraduate education debt-free; Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society

Leadership Roles: Creator and Spokesperson for #IGotThis; Developed a National Patch Program for The Girl Scouts of America Organization; National Keynote Speaker for Generations Against Bullying; Cox Institute Leadership Fellow; Vice President of the Online News Association/Society of Professional Journalists; Grady Mobile News Lab Director; Nominated as a UGA-Grady representative at national ethics conference

Accomplishments: Received a Commendation from Governor Nathan Deal in honor of community service; Children’s Hospital State Volunteer of the Year; Raised over $60,000 for non-profit organizations; Passion for Children Award Recipient; Olympic Recap Article Featured on Yahoo! Sports’ NBA front page; Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen 2011; Miss Georgia Overall Interview and On Stage Question Winner

Interesting Facts: Ate my first peanut butter and jelly sandwich at 18 years old; Accidentally appeared as an extra in a Hollywood film; Had dinner with Jamie Foxx; Watched a baseball game with two MLB Hall of Famers; Visited Mona Lisa’s childhood summer home; Can move one eye at a time; Flipped and barrel rolled in an acrobatic airplane; Obsessed with the Food Network

Employment: CNN Newsource Intern; Women’s Basketball Sports Writer for SB Nation – Swish Appeal