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Local girl off to Columbus for state pageant

SYDNEY LEE, a 15-year-old Cairo High School student will compete in the Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen pageant next week. (photo by Clay Spann)

A rising sophomore at Cairo High School will compete for the title of Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen next week in Columbus.
Sydney Lee, the 15-year-old daughter of Ryan and Malia Lee of Cairo and Angie Newmans will be in Columbus for a week beginning June 15. Sydney will compete as Miss Cherokee Fair’s Outstanding Teen, a title she has held since last October.
Along with 40 other contestants, she will spend the week competing in interview, fitness (Wednesday), talent (Thursday), and evening wear/on-stage question (Friday).  She will also participate in public appearances, charity events and rehearsals during the week.  
For her talent, Sydney is performing a piano/vocal to “Beautiful, Beautiful” by Francesca Batistelli.  
Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is held in conjunction with the Miss Georgia Pageant and takes place at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus. The festivities will culminate Saturday, June 22, when both a new Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen are crowned for 2013.  
The Outstanding Teen winner will represent the state in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, which will be held in Orlando, Fla., later this summer.
Well wishes and notes of encouragement are welcomed and may be sent during pageant week, June 15-22, to Sydney Lee, Miss Cherokee Fair’s Outstanding Teen, Group: Omega, 1004 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901.

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