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Ivey Thrift was born and raised in Waycross, GA by her parents, Bill and Lisa Thrift. She is a graduate of Ware County High School. She continued her education and recently received a degree in Allied Health and Associates of Science in Nursing. Ivey works at Memorial Satilla Hospital in Waycross. Miss Independent, Miss Outspoken, Miss It's My Way or No Way - Ivey tell us there are really no words that can explain to you just who she is! She spends her free time at the beach, by the pool, or on a boat. Anything near the water and in the sun is where she’s happiest! Ivey and Trey have been friends since they were around eight years old and have been together since. Ivey said “being able to raise money for such awesome causes and making an attempt at dancing with one of my dearest friends is an opportunity I could never turn down!”

David Baxter Shields, III known by family and friends as TREY, was born in Statesboro, Georgia and moved to Waycross, Georgia at the age of six, with his parents, David and Sophie, and his younger sister, Jessica. Graduating from Ware County High school in 2016, Trey continued his education at South Georgia State College and then transferred to the University of Georgia. In 2020, Trey graduated from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business with a degree in finance. Knowing he would always return home to the town he had grown to love, Trey is currently employed as a local hometown banker at Waycross Bank and Trust. To know Trey is to know that with his tall stature comes an equally tall personality. Among the community, Trey is known to never meet a stranger, whether that is talking to someone taking his order, a stranger at the gas station, a friend’s grandparents, or calling the Dawgs on a plane headed to Indianapolis. Admittedly, Trey will admit to his lack of dance skill, but he never misses an opportunity to serve his community, whether that be taking a pie to the face to raise money for childhood cancer, dancing to raise money for the Magnolia House, or sitting down with anyone with a genuine desire to become “your” banker.

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