Julia Rabon Martin, the 2011 Miss University of Georgia Outstanding Teen, has been crowned the 2011 Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen.
Martin won the title at the Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant June 18. A 16-year-old honor student, Martin is the daughter of Joanna and Patrick Martin of Marietta and the granddaughter of Judy and Jimmy Prater of Calhoun. She will represent Georgia in the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant August 16-20 in Orlando, Fla.
At the Miss Georgia Pageant, Martin received top honors in the evening gown and talent competitions and was named “Most Photogenic.” The oldest of four children, Martin attends North Cobb Christian School and is a member of Marietta First United Methodist Church. She is a member of the varsity soccer team and is a varsity football and competition cheerleader. She is a member of the National Honors Society, Beta Club and Cobb Youth Leadership Program.
A cellist, Martin has played with the Georgia Youth Symphony and the North Cobb Christian School Concert Orchestra. She hopes to attend the University of Georgia and obtain a law degree.
Martin’s personal platform is “Americans for the Arts,” a nonprofit organization for advancing the arts nationwide. She believes the arts have a tremendous impact on growth and development and every child should have access to arts education. Previously, she has held the title of 2010 Miss Columbus Outstanding Teen. She works with Stella Bailey, from Calhoun, on interview.