Suzanne Bruton of Gadsden was crowned the new Miss Gadsden State Community College 2013. Miss Bruton, the daughter of Scott and Sherrie Bruton, is a sophomore, majoring in accounting. She received a two-semester scholarship to Gadsden State, a cash scholarship of $350 and numerous other prizes. She was crowned by Jessica Herrera, Miss Gadsden State Community College 2012.
Lauren Marbut was the recipient of the lifestyle and fitness award and Rebecca Graham won the talent competition for which they both received $100 in cash scholarships.
Bruton will represent Gadsden State in the Miss Alabama Pageant in June held at Samford University. Her other duties will include representing the College at recruiting functions, campus activities and community events.
Rebecca Graham of Opelika was chosen first runner-up and received a $100 cash scholarship among other prizes. Carrying out the theme of “Life is a Journey” the contestants entertained the audience with several production numbers along with performances by the Gadsden State Southern Belles and Ensemble.
Four Gadsden State students competed for the title. Each contestant is required to have a service platform which supports a community charity or organization. The contestants volunteered a combined total of 800 service hours promoting their platforms and raised $400 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.