VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A teenager from east Mississippi has been crowned this year's Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen.
Miss Vicksburg's Outstanding Teen Holly Brand, 17, of Meridian, was crowned Sunday at the Vicksburg City Auditorium.
Brand will represent the state in the 2017 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant.
Brand's platform that she will promote during her year of reign as Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen is Teddy Bears for Troopers.
Brand is homeschooled but is dual enrolled at Meridian Community College.
The national contest will be held in July in Orlando, Fla.