By Alicia Couch Payne
(Buford, Ga.) — Those who know the Buford teen competing for the Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen crown know just what a special girl she is. Hope Fowler, a rising senior at Buford High School, is the daughter of Joy Fowler and Dr. Chris Fowler who is the Buford City School System’s Fine Arts Coordinator and the Buford High School Chorus Director. Hope is an active student at BHS and has graced numerous stages for the Fine Arts department.
Hope was named Miss Capital City’s Outstanding Teen last September and will travel to Columbus, GA, to compete in the Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen pageant, which is part of the Miss America organization, taking place June 12-15.
Members of the Miss Capital City pageant board hosted a send-off party on Sunday, June 2 at a board member’s home in Buckhead. Hope and her pageant sister, Miss Capital City Victoria Hill, were honored at the party. North Gwinnett Voice publisher Jessica Wilson and I were honored to have attended Hope’s send-off party.
At the party, the girls modeled their gorgeous wardrobes for the pageant including outfits for the opening number, interview, talent, and fitness rounds, as well as their evening gowns, finale gowns, and dresses they will wear to the press event, Meet the Crowns. The thought, care, and attention to detail put into the ladies’ wardrobes is mind-boggling. I was awestruck by each outfit. Although I cannot divulge what Hope’s wardrobe looks like until after she competes, trust me when I say that she was stunning in every outfit.
In addition to clothing, the two showed us their mental agility during the presentation of a mock interview round. Hope’s platform centers around Becca’s Closet, an organization that collects prom dresses to give to girls who otherwise could not attend prom. Hope explained that a prom dress is more than just a dress — it’s a confidence booster for girls in need. Next came the talent preview as Hope treated us to a moving contemporary vocal performance.
Hope and Victoria have an amazing support system in their families and friends as well as the board from the Capital City pageant: Amy Haney (Executive Director), Darrett Amyx, Kellie Appel, and Erin Haney.
Please join us in wishing Hope the best as she competes for the Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen crown. Good luck, Hope!