Miss Suwanee Pageant    

"We Crown for a Cure"

Our Story

It began with a vision, a desire and a street lamp.
The Miss Suwanee Pageant was created in 2010 as a "Blue jean & White T-Shirt Benefit Pageant" by Gail Diedrich.  She,  in partnership with North Gwinnett High School, developed this very popular and successful fundraising avenue to raise money for NGHS for Relay For Life.  Gail's daughter was a student at NGHS and this was their creative way of allowing for a bigger fundraising impact for NGHS.
 
Over the years, the Miss Suwanee Pageant has grown and grown. Miss Suwanee is a Relay for Life Benefit Pageant where proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Miss Suwanee titleholders also support Special Olympics, Gwinnett County Food Bank, Annandale Village, Operation Christmas Child and other various community events throughout the City of Suwanee. Many titleholders have been honored by the White House with the prestigious Presidential Service Award for service in the community and are invited to meet the Governor every year. In the last seven years, Miss Suwanee has raised over $71,000 for Relay for Life and titleholders have worked over 10,956 service hours in the Suwanee community. 
 In 2016 Gail stepped down as director of Miss Suwanee.  That is when Jennifer McCollugh and Nicolle Landress were asked to become directors and continue the legacy of the Miss Suwanee Pageant for the 2016 pageant.  Jennifer and Nicolle continued the amazing work that the Miss Suwanee Pageant is known for and expanded the MSP to include the Teen Board.  The Miss Suwanee Pageant is now even bigger with the inclusion of the Teen Board members!
Jennifer and Nicole (who both have full time careers), have a true love and passion for The Miss Suwanee Pageant, so in the summer of 2016 the search was on for a full time Miss Suwanee Director.  North Gwinett High School and the co-directors were looking for a person to take Miss Suwanee to the next level.  That is where they came across DeAnna Emborski.  
DeAnna was named 2017 Director for The Miss Suwanee Pageant and will strive to continue the history and tradition of the past directors while expanding and paving the way for growth for Miss Suwanee 2017 and beyond!

A Partnership For Good

Kirsten Baker, Assistant Principal at North Gwinett High School has been working with the Relay For Life fundraising aspect for many years.  She has been instrumental in creatively finding new areas to allow the students and the community to be part of NGHS's success in Relay For Life Fundraising.  She is also key in the relationship that the MSP has with NGHS and is a big supporter of the MSP

Continued NGHS Support

Katie Massey is a social studies teacher at NGHS with a very strong passion for Relay For Life.  She too, is instrumental in creating events and fundraisers including Survivor Events on behalf of NGHS and includes our MSP title holders!

Just a few NGHS and Relay Highlights