Meridian, Mississippi Mississippi's Distinguished Young Women competition of 2014 is now in the history books.
Peryn Reeves-Darby from Hinds County was named Mississippi's Distinguished Young Woman of 2014 during the final round of competition at the Temple Theater on Saturday night. Meanwhile, Mia Hall from Meridian was named first alternate. Reeves-Darby paid a visit to WTOK-TV after her big victory last night and told us she never saw it coming.
"Not really, no," she said. "I mean, some people have said it might happen, but I just never believed them. I go on to nationals next summer and then I spend a year spreading the be your best self message."
Peryn Reeves-Darby is also the first black contestant to win the competition since it was renamed the Distinguished Young Women competition several years ago.