Released February 10, 2003

ELEVEN TO COMPETE FOR 2003 MISS SOUTHERN CROWN

HATTIESBURG - Eleven University of Southern Mississippi students will compete Saturday for the title of Miss Southern during the 2003 Miss Southern Scholarship Pageant on the Hattiesburg campus.

The winner of the event, to be held at the Manonni Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m., will earn a chance to compete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant in July. Admission is $7.

Shea Kidd, the current Miss Southern, will be on hand to crown the new Miss Southern. Jennifer Adcock of Hattiesburg, the reigning Miss Mississippi, and Kelly Sanner will serve as mistress and master of ceremonies for the pageant.

This year's contestants include:

* Carrie Parker of Laurel, a senior majoring in radio, television and film with a minor in Spanish.

* Adrienne Marie Michelle Wehrman of Long Beach, a senior majoring in marketing.

* Joanna Lee Gaston of Mendenhall, a freshman majoring in speech communication.

* Jennifer Lynn Duke of Pearl, a junior majoring in speech communication with a minor in community health sciences.

* Amelia "Mikki" Arender of Bolton, a freshman majoring in theatre.

* Olivia Grey Pritchard of Hattiesburg, a senior majoring in radio, television and film with a minor in French.

* Sarah Jane Heidelberg of Laurel, a junior majoring in speech communication with a minor in music.

* Natasha Mercedez Casely-Hayford of West Point, a junior majoring in dance.

* Tiffany H. McCleave of Vicksburg, a junior majoring in deaf education and theatre.

* Sanja Moon Johnson of Gulfport, a senior majoring in child and family studies with a specialization area in family relations.

* Diandra Hosey of Bay Springs, a graduate student in political science.

 

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