Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Suncoasters announce 2009 Sungoddess Court

ST. PETERSBURG

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.

Suncoasters announce 2009 Sungoddess Court 01/31/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 31, 2009 3:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Editorial: Making tax increases harder would sentence Florida to mediocrity

    Editorials

    Florida has one of the lowest state tax burdens in the nation, a long list of unmet needs and a Republican-controlled state government that treats any talk of a tax increase as heresy. Yet Gov. Rick Scott wants voters to approve a constitutional amendment to make it even harder for the Legislature to raise taxes. That's …

    Gov. Rick Scott wants voters to approve a constitutional amendment to make it even harder for the Legislature to raise taxes. That’s election-year pandering, not leadership.
  2. What happens if you look at the eclipse without glasses? Want a hole in your vision?

    Science

    It's the burning question of the week.

    The solar eclipse Monday will be quite the Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson moment for Americans to share. The idea is to walk away without frying your eyeballs.

    Colton Hammer tries out his new eclipse glasses he just bought from the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City on Wednesday in preparation for the eclipse on Monday. [Scott G Winterton | Deseret News via AP]
  3. Waterspout forms between Caladesi and Dunedin

    Environment

    A waterspout formed between Caladesi Island and Dunedin earlier today.

    A waterspout formed between Caladesi Island and Dunedin. [Photo via YouTube]
  4. Contractor sues Tampa over troubled Watrous Canal repair project

    Local Government

    TAMPA — City Hall is being sued by the company it hired for a $3.2 million canal-repair project that ran into problems, plaguing neighborhoods along West Shore Boulevard with road closures and traffic delays even as its cost rose by 45 percent.

    A project to repair and improve the Watrous Canal closed West Shore Boulevard last year and is now the subject of a lawsuit between the contractor, Pac Comm of Miami, and the city of Tampa. CHRIS URSO   |   Times (2016)

  5. Salvation Army, Red Cross, Susan G. Komen abandon Trump's Mar-a-Lago

    National

    The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen on Friday joined a growing exodus of organizations canceling plans to hold fundraising events at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, deepening the financial impact to President Donald Trump's private business amid furor over his comments on Charlottesville.

    A Secret Service agent stands at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach in April. [Doug Mills | New York Times]