When Jamie Lipscomb, music teacher at Evans Middle School in Newnan, won the Miss Georgia competition in 1989, she was advised to pursue a career in entertainment; she became an educator instead. Six years later, she continues to receive awards, including Georgia's 1997 Teacher of the Year Award. Striving to bring security, structure and a sense of belonging to her classroom, last year Ms. Lipscomb helped her students raise funds for a music technology lab containing keyboards and headphones. Her students have performed in a variety of venues, including Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and she herself has performed the national anthem at several Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks games.
1991 State University of West Georgia, B.A.