The Miss Meridian and Miss New South Scholarship Pageants will be Saturday at Lamar High School, starting at 7 p.m.
Miss Meridian 2008, Danielle Smith, was selected as second alternate at the 2008 Miss Mississippi Pageant and last yearʼs Miss New Southʼs Outstanding Teen, Morgan Burnett, was selected as the 2008 Miss Mississippiʼs Outstanding Teen. They each received numerous scholarships and will be featured in this yearʼs show.
Miss Mississippi 2002, Jennifer Adcock, will help host the eveningʼs event.
The Miss Meridian Pageant is open to contestants in Lauderdale, Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Neshoba, and Newton counties; the Miss New South pageant is open to all contestants statewide.
These pageants are official preliminaries to the Miss Mississippi and Miss America Pageants.
Participants will be judged in the following five competition categories:
Swimsuit (Miss) or Active-wear (Teens)
For more information about the pageants or to compete, contact Jan Blackwell, executive director, at 601-938-3771 or email at email@example.com