2018 Miss University of Georgia
Holly Haynes is the 21-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Haynes from Suwanee, Georgia. She is a graduate of North Gwinnett High School and graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2018 with a degree in marketing from the Terry College of Business. She also holds a second degree in fashion merchandising.
A HOPE scholar, Holly’s has consistently made the UGA Dean’s List and holds memberships in the Order of Omega, National Honor Society, and Golden Key International Honor Society. She has served as a Young Life leader and cheerleading coach at Athens Academy Middle School, Recruitment Song Chair for Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Sorority Recruitment Counselor for Fall 2016, Shop With A Bulldawg mentor, and CureKids Committee member. Holly was also selected as a Leadership Fellow in the Terry College of Business’ Institute for Leadership Advancement.
Holly was a top ten finalist and Photogenic Award winner at the 2017 Miss Georgia Pageant (as Miss Harris County) and a top ten finalist and Preliminary Talent winner as Miss University of Georgia at the 2018 Miss Georgia Competition.
As Miss UGA, Holly promotes the Miss America Organization’s national platform for Children’s Miracle Network as well as her own platform, Girl EmPOWER: Mentoring Young Girls to be the Women of Tomorrow. Working with organizations such as Young Life, the Girl Scouts, and Million Women Mentors (encouraging STEM education), Holly would like to promote ways to empower young women through faith, service, and education.