MISS MISSISSIPPI 2022: Miss MSU Emmie Perkins wins title, $10,000 scholarship – The Vicksburg Post

The winner of the 2022 Skip Mississippi Opposition and receiver of a $10,000 scholarship provided by Ameristar Casino and Lodge is Skip Mississippi Point out College, Emmie Perkins.

Perkins, a Hattiesburg indigenous, explained she was “in shock, in this sort of a superior way” quickly subsequent her win. The purpose, she mentioned, was that she now has the possibility to additional her social effects initiative, Songs is Medication, all through the condition.

“(New music is Drugs) delivers audio to hospitals, nursing properties and school districts across the state,” she explained. “I want to, very first-hand, check out 82 educational institutions in Mississippi, just one in just about every county, all the assisted dwelling amenities I can and develop hubs on higher education campuses so they can do the similar.”

Upcoming on her journey as Overlook Mississippi will be competing in the Pass up The usa Competitiveness. It’s one thing Perkins stated she’s previously on the lookout forward to.

“I’m completely ready to hit the floor jogging,” she said. “The initial issue I imagined just after all the thoughts slipped away was, ‘I’ve received to start off tomorrow. I’ve bought a listing of goals and I’m all set to much exceed them so I can head to Miss out on The usa and give my all — present people today what Mississippi is all about and what Mississippi represents.”

The first alternate to Miss out on Mississippi and recipient of a $7,500 scholarship furnished by the Miss out on Mississippi Company is Miss out on Leaf River Valley, Vicksburg indigenous Charity Lockridge.

The next alternate and receiver of a $4,000 scholarship delivered by David and Katherine McRae and a $1,000 scholarship presented by the Overlook Mississippi Corporation is Skip Hattiesburg, Vivian O’Neal.

The 3rd alternate and receiver of a $2,500 scholarship provided by Rusty’s Riverfront Grill and a $500 scholarship offered by the Miss Mississippi Corporation is Miss out on Gulf Coast, Katelyn Perry.

The fourth alternate and recipient of a $1,500 scholarship presented by Mutual Credit score Union and a $1,000 scholarship furnished by the Pass up Mississippi Corporation is Pass up All-American City, Kaylin Costello.

The five remaining semi-finalists had been every single recipient of a $2,000 scholarship furnished by the Miss Mississippi Corporation. Their names are: Miss Pine Belt McKay Lee Bray, Pass up Greenville Angel Gail Lang, Miss Deep South Ally Hopper, Miss out on College Abigail Church and Pass up Jones County Karsyn Ulmer.


About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family members moved to Vicksburg. She is a component-time reporter at The Vicksburg Write-up and is the editor of the Vicksburg Dwelling Magazine, which has been awarded First Put by the Mississippi Push Association. She has also been the recipient of a To start with Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Characteristic Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central Higher University and Mississippi Point out University where she received a bachelor’s diploma in communications with an emphasis in community relations.

Prior to coming to get the job done at The Put up a small additional than 10 yrs in the past, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Totally free Push. But for most of her daily life, she relished remaining a full-time stay at residence mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Road United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a previous member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Place Backyard garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From keeping informed with regional governmental concerns to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is essential to a neighborhood. I have felt privileged to be part of a committed team at The Submit in the course of my tenure and hope that with theirs and with area guidance, I will be able to proceed to improve and hone in on my techniques as I enable share the stories in Vicksburg. When requested what I like most about my occupation, my reply is normally ‘the persons.’

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