Mississippi Junior Miss is no more. The competition has switched names to 'Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi'. Saturday night officials with the newly named competition awarded a new winner.
Miss Hannah Roberts of Covington County was named the first ever Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi. Roberts was also honored with the overall talent award. As the winner, Roberts will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Mississippi Junior Miss Scholarship Foundation.
"I am extremely excited. The scholarship money is going to be amazing. And I'm just excited for nationals now. Oh yes, I've prepared for the last two years getting ready for this, so I am so glad that it has finally paid off. Well I think I have big shoes to fill, leaving Miss Katie Thurber, but I'm very excited about the new name and the new program. I think this will change a lot for the program and people will look at it in a new light," exclaims Hannah Roberts, the 2011 Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi.
Roberts is going into her senior year of high school. After graduation she plans to attend college.
Roberts will compete for the national title next summer in Mobile.