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Local girl is Little Miss Forestry
Amber Brooke Holland - photo by Photo provided.
Amber Brooke Holland of Liberty County was named the 68th annual Little Miss Georgia Forestry earlier this summer in Tifton.
Overall, 274 girls throughout Georgia represented their counties and colleges in the pageant.
Holland received a scholarship, along with the official Miss Georgia Forestry crown, sash, crowning pin, silver engraved tray, robe and more than $1,000 in gifts.
She will serve as Georgia’s ambassador for the upcoming year in promoting Georgia’s leading industry, forestry.
Holland will travel the state, promoting the forestry industry speaking and appearing at festivals, the Georgia National Fair, the Georgia AG Expo, the Georgia Agricultural Day at the Capitol, Legislative Day at the Capitol and other events.
She is expected to make about 30 appearances this upcoming year, including being featured in a statewide television commercial.
The newly crowned queens advance to the Miss U.S. National Forestry Pageant to be on Labor Day weekend in Tifton.
Holland is the 7-year-old daughter of Pepper and James Holland.
Other local winners included
Miss Division
• Samantha Sikes representing Long County, prettiest face winner
Teen Miss Division
• Amy Baker representing Long County, Top 10 finalist and photogenic winner
Junior Miss Division
• Xena Lewallen of Long County, first runner-up, Top 10 finalist
To keep up with Holland’s travels or for more information, visit the Miss Georgia Forestry Web site at http://missga
The Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant is the oldest running scholarship pageant in Georgia and is one of the largest providers of scholarships in Georgia. The pageant was established in 1940 to offer educational opportunities to young ladies and to promote forestry.
Besides the Web site, you can also get information at a message board, and at Myspace at and the National Forestry Web site at
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