Lauren Balutis crowned Ms. FMU
FLORENCE – Lauren Balutis of Florence was crowned Ms. FMU during the annual pageant at Francis Marion University.
Balutis is a junior and is majoring in early childhood education. She is president of the National Panhellenic Conference at FMU and has participated in various activities as a volunteer on and off campus.
As Ms. FMU, Balutis will represent the university at a variety of events, including Open House, Freshman Orientation and outreach events in local high schools.
First runner up was Rachel Rushing of Florence. She is a junior and is majoring in psychology. Abby Lee, a junior from Sardis, was named second runner up. Lee is majoring in early childhood education. She is an FMU Diplomat and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
The Ms. FMU Pageant began in 1971 and is held each year. To be involved in next year’s pageant, pick up an application next spring in the Office of Student Affairs located in the Smith University Center, suite 205.