Maranto Named 2011 Meridian's Junior Miss

The 2011 Meridian Junior Miss program was held Saturday at the MSU-Riley Center.

Sixteen high school juniors competed in four areas: scholastic, talent, fitness, and self-expression.

Mary Frances Maranto, a student at Meridian High School, was named the winner and will go on to compete for the title of Mississippi's Junior Miss.

The state program will be held at the historic Temple Theater in late July.

The complete list of awards are as follows:

- 2011 Meridian Junior Miss: Mary Frances Maranto

- 1st Alternate: Mary Paige Griffin

- 2nd Alternate: McKenzie Griffin

- Spirit of Junior Miss: McKenzie Griffin

- "Be Your Best Self" Essay Award: Mary Paige Griffin

- Talent Preliminary: Mary Frances Maranto

- Physical Fitness Preliminary: McKenzie Griffin

- Scholastic Preliminary: Mary Frances Maranto

- Self-Expression Preliminary: Mary Frances Maranto

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