b'CREATING AWARENESSJessica WoodallHaving spent many childhood summers onWay, participating in neighborhood clean- beautiful planet, and making an impact on her grandfathers farm, Woodall was eagerup efforts, coordinating electronic wastethe lives we touch. to team up with Annie Baras, a masterevents, and attending environmentally-gardener with Valdosta City Schools andfocused events, like the Hahira FarmersThe next steps in the pageant process the University of Georgia Lowndes CountyMarket and Downtown Valdostas Makerinclude Woodall competing for the title Extension office.Market. of Miss USA Earth in January, and if the winner, Miss Earth International in the Lending her marketing expertise, Woodall Being in the pageant has taught me thatPhilippines. helps Baras promote the schoolswe only have one planet, she says. We gardening program, including producinghave to do our part to take care of it, weWhen the pageant journey concludes, videos and photographic content. have nowhere else to go, and if we dontWoodall says she plans to continue take protecting our environment seriously,promoting her environmental platform.Woodall enjoys interacting with thethen we have a dangerous road ahead of students and promoting the importance ofI want to educate and advocate for us. sustainable tourism and the sustainable home gardening. She also introduces the students to career pathways in agriculture.More than a beauty pageant, Woodalldevelopment goals to help lead, create, says, being Mrs. Georgia Earth representsand renew our cities so that it has a Her community engagement also includesa commitment to being active in ourpositive impact on the environment, local working with the Greater Valdosta Unitedcommunities, helping fight for ourpeople, and community.Stream us live at talk921.com or foxsportsvaldosta.com2325 US Highway 84 E, Valdosta| Notary Service Available36 SG MAGAZINE| WINTER 2022 BUSINESS + CULTURE37'