Miss Mississippi shares platform message with students

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Miss Mississippi 2019 Mary Margaret Hyer visited fifth graders of Clarkdale Elementary School to bring awareness and to show the harmful effects tobacco and e-cigarettes can have on the body. She calls her platform Tar Wars.

Hyer tells us what her goal is for her campaign during her year-long reign as Miss Mississippi.

"I'm hoping to get to speak to 10,000 students during my reign and just spread my message that these things don't make you look cool," said Hyer. "In fact they are very bad for you, and in some cases, we don't know what they are doing to our bodies so it's just better to abstain."

Hyer plans to bring her campaign to fourth and fifth graders across the state.