2017 Miss University of Georgia
Hanna Holley is the 22-year-old daughter of Dennis and Dawn Holley from Dublin, Georgia. She is a graduate of West Laurens High School. At UGA, Hanna is majoring in public relations and would like to own her own public relations firm to bridge communication and goodwill efforts of corporate companies and non-profit organizations.
She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and serves as a mentor for Gaines Elementary School in Athens. Hanna is also a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, sales and marketing coordinator for JT Hanna Promotions, and Creative Consultants account executive for Prevent Child Abuse Athens.
Hanna has received a number of honors and awards, including the Distinguished Young Woman of Laurens County Scholarship; Outstanding Citizen of the State recognition in 2013 from Secretary of State Brian Kemp; Dublin Exchange Club American Citizenship Speech Competition winner; Scholar Athlete for 4 years; and the Distinguished Young Woman Self Expression Scholarship, as well as numerous other honors. In high school, she was student body president and served as a member of the BETA Club, the Citizen’s Bank Advisory Board, First United Methodist Church team, Surrender Choir, and Laurens Youth Leadership.
During her year representing the University of Georgia, Hanna will promote her platform entitled “Crowns and Capes for Childhood Cancer.” She has crowns and capes made specifically to empower children suffering from various forms of cancer, and she visits children’s hospitals to deliver these items and to give the young patients encouragement.