Mary Wilhelmina Hodges
Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen
Mary Wilhelmina Hodges was crowned the 2019 Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen in June, 2019 in Columbus, Georgia. Due to the pandemic postponing the 2020 Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition, she graciously accepted the invitation to continue her service with the Miss Georgia Scholarship Program. At the state competition, Mary Wilhelmina won a preliminary talent award (tap dancer), preliminary evening gown/onstage question award and the overall interview award. Through her participation at the local, state and national competition she has earned over $300,000 in cash and in kind scholarships. She participates in a variety of community service events, and supports Children's Miracle Network Hospitals as both a volunteer and fundraiser. As a competitive dancer, Mary Wilhelmina has won numerous awards for tap and jazz performances. She is active in drama, FFA, BETA Club, Skills USA, Student Council and the Principal’s Advisory Council at her high school. Mary Wilhelmina promotes her platform "Take Ten" which encourages people to get the daily recommended 30 to 60 minutes of exercise by taking 10 minute exercise breaks through out the day. As a brand ambassador for the American Heart Association, she promotes the organization’s many programs and initiatives. Mary Wilhelmina believes exercise is the miracle drug that leads to a healthy mind, body and spirit.