Thursday, June 23, 2016

Miss Vicksburg & Miss Dixie Wedneday Winners

Miss Vicksburg ~ Katie Busby

Miss Vicksburg ~ Katie Busby 
Pageant Photo

Wednesday Winners:  From Left, 
Miss Vicksburg Katie Busby 
and Miss Dixie Laura Lee Lewis

Miss Mississippi veterans walked away as winners Wednesday night during the first round of preliminary competitions at the 82nd annual Miss Mississippi Pageant.

Miss Dixie Laura Lee Lewis from Brookhaven won a $500 scholarship with her vocal arrangement of Barbara Streisand's "A Piece of Sky."

This is Lewis's fourth time to complete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant and her second time to perform the Streisand song.

Lewis was crown Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen in 2009.  She was named 2nd runner-up to Miss Mississippi in 2013, first runner-up in 2014 and second runner-up again 2015. 

Miss Vicksburg Katie Busby, who is a second year competitor, won the swimsuit preliminary competition and a $400 scholarship.  

The preliminary competitions will resume at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Vicksburg Convention Center. A composite score from the three preliminary competitions in talent, swimwear, evening wear, on-stage interviews will determine who will be in the top 10, which will be announced at the beginning of the final competition Saturday night, and the 2016 Miss Mississippi will be crowned.  This year's theme for the pageant is "Take Back the Night."

For more information, call 601-638-6746, visit or download the Miss Mississippi mobile app, which will let you purchase tickets, vote on contestants, watch the live stream and receive important notifications and updates.

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