Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured, from left, are Miss CCC 2016-2017 contestants Hertayshia Thomas of Frairs Point, MS; KaMeshia Hardy of Drew, MS; and Cortise Brown of Jackson, MS during CCC's first pageant as part of the Miss Mississippi Corporation.
Coahoma Community College crowned its Miss Coahoma 2016-2017 following the institution’s first scholarship pageant as part of the Miss Mississippi Corporation.
CCC freshman Cortise Brown of Jackson, MS snagged the coveted title Thursday evening following the historical pageant that included a swimsuit, talent, evening wear and onstage question competition.
The three contenders were also interviewed by the judges prior to the pageant.
First runner-up was KaMeshia Hardy of Drew, MS and second runner-up Hertayshia Thomas of Frairs Point, MS.
Brown, who has never competed before, said she was initially a little hesitant about entering the competition.
“My support system was very reassuring,” said Brown in an interview following the pageant hosted at 7 p.m. in the Pinnacle. “Everyone just kept encouraging me to do it, and I wanted to try something new. “
Brown said the experience was one she’ll always remember.
“Whether I won or not, I knew that this would be a great experience that I will never forget,” she said.
In addition to the opportunity to represent the CCC during the upcoming school term, Brown 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 Community College Awareness.
“I chose this platform because the resources and opportunities community colleges can provide are overlooked,” said Brown.
She cited CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner as a community college success story.
“He is the product of a community college and just one of countless other community college alumni who has gone on to be very successful.”
She said her experience at CCC was also an inspiration.
“I’m loving my time here at Coahoma, and I’m grateful for the experiences and growth it has offered me, and I’m very excited to take on the role of Miss Coahoma 2016-2017.”
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