The Suncoasters, who produce the Festival of States, have announced the 13 young women who will be in the 2009 Sungoddess Court. The selection committee chose from a group of 26 finalists.
Named to this year's court are Leslie Bream, who attends the University of Florida, daughter of Bob and Susan Bream; Brittany Coughlin, Florida State University, daughter of Sean and Bernardine Coughlin; Alexandra Crabb, UF, daughter of Roger and Kelli Crabb; Sarah Jane Crawford, University of South Florida, daughter of Richard and Susan Crawford; Andrea Dreyer, FSU, daughter of Michael and Judy Dreyer; Krystina Fisher, University of Central Florida, daughter of Bob and Leslie Fisher; Jillian Gairing, Centre College, daughter of Peter and Ashley Gairing; Stephanie Giparas, UF, daughter of Al and Sherrie Giparas; Madison Kebler, Randolph College, daughter of William and Sally Kebler; Kimberley Jeanne Levitt, Duke University, daughter of Dr. Myles and Pam Levitt; Sara Beth Myers, Harding University, daughter of Jim and Melissa Myers; Allison Selby, UF, daughter of John and Karen Selby; and Lindsey White, FSU, daughter of Robert and Karen White.
All are ages 19 to 21 and were selected based on a range of qualities including poise, academic achievement, community involvement and personality.
The 2009 Sungoddess will be chosen from the court and will receive $5,000 in scholarship money from Bayfront Health System, the Rotary Club of Petersburg and J.CON Salon and Spa. A $1,000 scholarship will go to the runner-up, and each member of the court will receive a $100 J.CON gift card.
The 2009 Sungoddess will be named at the Coronation Ball on March 27 and will participate in the Festival Day Parade and in the Honda Grand Prix Illuminated Night Parade.