Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - email@example.com
Pictured, from left, are Miss CCC first alternate Miracle Hunter of Clarksdale, MS; Miss Coahoma Community College 2017-2018 Tia Davis of Cleveland, MS and CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner.
CLARKSDALE – Had someone told Tia Davis that she would be crowned Miss Coahoma Community College 2017-2018 a few years ago, she probably wouldn’t have believed them.
“Growing up I really dealt with a lot of insecurities and self-esteem issues,” said the freshman Pre-Nursing major from Cleveland, MS.
“My confidence level has really grown since then, and I decided to signup for the Miss CCC pageant because I felt like it would give me the opportunity to be an example for other girls and women out there struggling with self-esteem.”
Davis strutted comfortably in her swimwear and evening gown, “rocked the mic” during the talent competition and effortlessly answered the on-stage question.
The display of self-confidence earned her the coveted title of Miss CCC during the annual scholarship pageant, hosted Wednesday night in The Pinnacle.
CCC freshman Business major Miracle Hunter of Clarksdale, MS was named the first alternate.
According to Davis, the event was her first time participating in a pageant.
“I feel amazing,” she said shortly after being crowned. “Words can’t explain how blessed I feel for all the love and support I’ve received throughout this entire process.”
In addition to the opportunity to represent CCC during the upcoming school term, Davis will advance to the preliminary competition for the Miss Mississippi Pageant, where she will have the chance to compete for a $10,000 scholarship.
As a Miss Mississippi contestant, her platform will be “Just BeYOUtiful”.
“I chose this platform because I want to encourage girls to just be themselves and be comfortable in their own skin because that’s the first step for anyone else to accept them,” Davis said.
“I’m very excited about the pageant, and I’m looking forward to representing my school.”
Davis will be formally crowned during CCC’s annual Coronation scheduled for April.