EmmaKate Few of Augusta has been named Miss University of Georgia Outstanding Teen for 2014. The 15-year-old sophomore at Aquinas High School is the daughter of Samuel "Trey" and Indee Few.
Few was first runner-up in the 2013 Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen Pageant, in which she competed as Miss Atlanta's Outstanding Teen.
"Having grown up between the hedges every Saturday in the fall, I am so excited to be representing the University of Georgia this year," she said.
Her high school accomplishments including serving as the freshman class president, drama club president, student council member, cheerleader, co-founder of her school newspaper and freshman representative on the National Model United Nations. Few participates in varsity swimming, cross country, golf and competitive clogging.
An active volunteer in her community, Few serves on the youth executive board for the American Red Cross. She works with students at the Episcopal Day School on leadership development and has also served as coordinator for Augusta's Golden Harvest Food Bank.
Few studies vocal performance, guitar and classical ballet. She has performed the national anthem at more than 30 events and is a member of the Georgia All State Chorus.
Her platform is Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization for which she serves as one of 10 national spokespersons. The organization is dedicated to fighting global poverty by collecting new and used shoes and clothes and distributing them in disadvantaged communities. She has collected more than 5,000 pairs of shoes across the southeast and has travelled extensively speaking at schools and community events on behalf of the organization.
The Few family has a long association with UGA. William Few, her uncle seven generations removed, was an original trustee of the University, and both of her parents are alums.
"Not only did my parents both graduate from UGA but my aunt, Mary Frances Davidson, my grandparents Warren and Joyce Few and my great-grandparents did as well," Few explains.
Few will be crowned at the 2014 Miss University of Georgia Scholarship Pageant on Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. She will also compete in the Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen Competition in Columbus in late spring 2014.
She plans to continue her passion for volunteering during her reign.
"Look for me speaking to kids across the state encouraging them to donate their old shoes for the less fortunate and to take a leadership role in volunteering" she said.
The Miss UGA Outstanding Teen program is affiliated with the Miss UGA Scholarship Pageant and is designed for young women ages 13 to 17. The Outstanding Teen is named at the discretion of pageant director and not through a competition.
The Miss UGA Scholarship Pageant is a program within UGA's Division of Student Affairs.
For more information, call 706/542-8546 or see http://missuga.uga.edu.
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