Miss Georgia 2023
Miss Georgia 2023 is Tara Lynne Schiphof. She is 25 years old and lives in Sugar Hill, Georgia. Tara is a native of North Carolina but has called Georgia her home for over three years. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Classical Ballet from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She then went on to receive a Master of Science in Management degree from the third ranked best management program in the country at Wake Forest University, where she was also a member of the Wake Forest Dance Team. Tara also received a certification in Leadership from Yale University when she graduated from the Women’s Leadership Program. Tara is a former professional ballerina with 23 years of dance experience. She has danced with companies such as Boston Ballet, Nashville Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and many more. She currently works for Fortune 500 Company and the largest power tool company in the world, Stanley Black & Decker in corporate financial marketing. Tara’s Community Service Initiative is called #yesYOUcan and focuses on helping others within communities, universities, and Fortune 500 companies to develop healthy coping mechanisms and skills to persevere through life’s greatest challenges by changing the way that we view failure. Tara has been able to provide multiple scholarships to students through the #yesYOUcan Scholarship Fund and is working towards implementing #yesYOUcan after school programs in the state of Georgia. Tara believes that success isn’t measured by how many achievements you’ve made, but is rather measured by how many times you have picked yourself back up and decided to try again. Tara, firmly believes that her ability to persevere has changed her life, and she knows it will continue to change the lives of others as well. Tara has been involved with the Miss Georgia Organization for over 2 years and has won over $37,000 in cash scholarships that will be used to go towards Tara’s education. Tara‘s main goal as Miss Georgia, is to ensure that the women after her continue to receive the same benefits she has from competing in this organization. Tara will be working hard throughout her year of service to bring more women into the sisterhood, more scholarship dollars, sponsors, volunteers, and more community service opportunities for all involved within the organization.