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Miss University of Southern Mississippi Scholarship Competition set for Nov. 13

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 16:05pm | By: David Tisdale

The annual Miss University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Scholarship Competition will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus, featuring 10 students at the school vying for the title. This event is free and open to the public.

Contestants in this year’s Miss University of Southern Mississippi Scholarship Competition include:

Baileigh Jay

Baileigh Jay

A sophomore speech pathology and audiology major from Satsuma, Alabama

Mia Cornelius

Mia Cornelius

A senior psychology major from Panama City, Florida

Jenna Myers

Jenna Myers

A sophomore business administration major from Hattiesburg

Camea Dixon

Camea Dixon

A junior dance education major from Clinton, Mississippi

Leslie Martinez

Leslie Martinez

A senior forensics major from Austin, Texas

Juliana Moore

Juliana Moore

A junior health sciences major from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Leah “Kat” Adcox

Leah “Kat” Adcox

A freshman exploratory studies major from Poplarville, Mississippi

Sidney Brown

Sidney Brown

A senior biology major from Wiggins, Mississippi

Abigail Allarde

Abigail Allarde

A freshman music education major from Birmingham, Alabama

Aysia Wade

Aysia Wade

A senior sports management major from New Orleans, Louisiana

Outgoing Miss University of Southern Mississippi Vivian O’Neal, who served for two years in the role as the competition did not occur in 2020 due to COVID-19, will be on the Hattiesburg campus earlier in that same week to sign copies of her new children’s book, “Josiah’s Big Day” at the Student Activities Hub from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Learn more about O’Neal and the story behind her platform at https://capablecurriculum.com/about/.

For more information about The Miss University of Southern Mississippi scholarship competition, contact Emily Holmes, director of the USM Office of Leadership and Student Involvement, at emily.holmesFREEMississippi.