Miss Hattiesburg Mia Hall, of Meridian, is using her platform to inspire volunteerism. the Meridian High School student will compete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant in July in Vicksburg.
She says she has been volunteering herself for about four years.
Hall says this is something everyone can do, because all it costs is a little bit of time. She says a small, simple act of kindness goes a long way in changing lives.
"What I'm trying to do is get everyone in Meridian to just do, is donate something we all have, and that is time," said Hall. "And I believe that it doesn't have to be much. Picking up trash off of the side of the road, to visiting someone in the hospital or in the nursing home."
Hall wants to know your volunteer story. You may email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall will compete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant in Vicksburg this July.