Meet Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen

Annie Swan

Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 


Hometown:                                                                Wadley, Georgia

Education:                                                                  Thomas Jefferson Academy

Platform Issue:                                                        Raise a Voice for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Scholastic/Career Ambition:                             Attend the University of Georgia, pursue a pharmacy degree

Talent:                                                                           Tap dance – “Hit the Road Jack”


Scholastic Honors:  Ranked First in my class; Highest Average Awards in Biology, English, and Humanities; Distinguished Headmaster’s List; Junior and Senior Beta Clubs; Presidential Academic Fitness Award; Jaguar Invitational Spelling Bee Champion; Received Citizenship Award for school spirit, self-esteem, and service.


Leadership Roles:  President of Freshman Class; Parliamentarian of Student Body Government; Key Club; Organized a Wiffle ball tournament at school and donated all proceeds to ALS research; Acolyte at Wadley First United Methodist Church; Co-Founder of Holy Huddle Club weekly Bible study group for middle school students; Formed “Walk for Papa Wayne” team in honor of my Grandfather, which raised more than $40,000 for ALS.


Accomplishments:  Honored with Augusta University ALS Clinic’s “You Make a Difference” Award for my devotion to raising awareness and funds for ALS; Attended ALS Advocacy Day at the Georgia Capitol, where I spoke to legislators about the importance of funding for ALS; Named “Miss Southern Dance Connection,” awarded to the participant who serves as a positive role model for the younger dancers; Named the STAR Talent Overall High Score Winner; Earned First Place Overall High Score at the Platinum National Dance Competition; Involved in six varsity sports; Placed at Regional Humorous Oral Interpretation Competition; Received Best Actor Award in Regional One-Act Play Competition; Selected to the All-American Team for the National Cheerleaders Association.


Interesting Facts:  Tried pole-vaulting and failed; Performed on the Beauty and the Beast stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; Took tap classes on Broadway; Youngest member of my family, with three older brothers; Helped my Grandfather communicate by teaching him how to use a Dynavox Machine; I’m the only member of my church choir under the age of 50; Judged a nursing home beauty pageant; Come from a one traffic light town.