July 18, 2009
Rachel Burttram, of Columbus, the daughter of Dawn and Tim Burttram, leaves today for Meridian to participate in Mississippi''s Junior Miss scholarship program.
Lowndes County''s Junior Miss will join other young women from around the state throughout preliminary phases of competition. The state''s new Junior Miss 2010 will be announced Saturday, July 25.
Among her activities, the Heritage Academy senior is a member of the Columbus Girlchoir, the National Honor Society and has been active in the Oklahoma City University musical theater group. She has served as Student Government Association secretary and had the highest GPA in the ninth, 10th and 11th grades. She has held membership in Mu Alpha Theta and Beta Club and was accepted into the Women''s All State Honor Choir.
A veteran performer, Burttram has held lead roles in "The Pajama Game" and "Pride and Prejudice," as well as many other theatrical productions.
For the talent portion of the Junior Miss program in Meridian, Burttram will sing "It''s a Perfect Relationship" from the Broadway musical, "Bells are Ringing."
Her aspirations include becoming a member of a full-time theater ensemble and working in music with youth.