In preparation for the Miss Mississippi Pageant, the University of Southern Mississippi Student Government Association is sponsoring a trunk show for Miss University of Southern Mississippi Maggie Evans.
Evans plans to showcase her wardrobe and talent at the program set for Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center, room 210. Admission is free and the public is invited.
A senior biological sciences major from Bay Springs, Evans will model all outfits she plans to wear at the pageant and perform her talent on piano during the trunk show. Her prepared piece is “Fountain in the Rain” by William Billock.
Since being crowned Miss University of Southern Mississippi in February, Evans has been steadily preparing for the state pageant, scheduled for July 15-18 in Vicksburg. She has also been active in raising awareness about her platform, Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
Evans organized and hosted a bone marrow registry drive on campus April 30, recruiting volunteers to help administer forms and cheek swabs for the drive. A total of 176 people registered, the largest donor drive all year for the Mississippi Marrow Donor Program.
For more information about the trunk show, contact pageant director Brooks Moore at 601.266.6029 or e-mail
; or contact student director Lauren Richards at
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