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Cyprian Gillingham crowned Ms. FMU

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Cyprian Gillingham of Hollywood, Md., was crowned Ms. FMU during the annual pageant at Francis Marion University, April 7.

    A management major, Gillingham is a member of the FMU women’s soccer team. The junior is also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and is involved with Campus Outreach and Baptist Collegiate Ministry.

     Ashley Boone of Kershaw was named first runner-up. She is a junior and is involved in Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, and the Psychology Club. An elementary education major, she also works with the Manna House, Adopt-A-Highway, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

     Nealy Cook of Aynor was named second runner-up and Ms. Congeniality. She is a junior and is active as a member of the Beta Beta Beta biology honor society, the Student Government Association, and the Student Alumni Association. A biology major, she is also a resident assistant and an honors student.

    Ms. FMU must be a full-time student, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5, and choose a community service project. The winner is selected based on an interview, pageant performance and overall bearing and ability to best represent Francis Marion University.

    Other contestants in the pageant, by hometown, were:

Beaufort: Ashanda Heyward
Charleston: Lisa Mitchum
New Zion: Erin Blackmon
Pamplico: Catherine Holt
Spartanburg: Anne McGraw
Union: Ashley Brewington

#142 / 4-8-04

Last Published: April 27, 2004 7:07 AM
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