Contestants in the Mississippi Pageant are in Vicksburg this week, preparing for the competition. Not only the crown, but thousands in scholarship money is at stake.
Forty-seven young ladies are competing for the title this year. There will be rehearsals all week leading up to preliminary events and the finale Saturday night.
Meridian native, Danielle Smith, is Miss Heartland. Anna Tadlock is Miss New South. Miss Meridian is Ashlyn Newell.