Contact: Brad Hill
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Thirty-three young women will compete for the title of Miss Maroon and White 2017 at Mississippi State University on Friday [Feb. 17].
The winner will be selected alongside four Maroon and White Beauties at a public program in historic Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium. The program will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for MSU students with an ID. Tickets are available now through the Center for Student Activities in the Colvard Student Union, Suite 314 or online at events.msstate.edu.
In addition to Mississippi, this year’s contestants represent Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. They include (by hometown):
ALLISON PARK, Pennsylvania—Freshman Julia Concolino, an international business major and the daughter of Thomas and Renee Concolino.
CALEDONIA—Junior Clara Bailey Wallace, a microbiology/pre-medicine major and the daughter of Steve and the late Teena Wallace.
CARTHAGE—Sara Taylor Mathis, a psychology major and the daughter of Jay and Andrea Mathis; and Sydney Ogletree, an elementary education major and the daughter of Brad and Mikki Ogletree. Both are freshmen.
CLINTON—Senior AudreyAnne Estess, an interdisciplinary sciences/pre-veterinary major and the daughter of Debbie and the late Dr. Robert Estess.
COLUMBUS—Junior Mallory Byrd, a communication major and the daughter of Danny and Verlencer Byrd.
CULLMAN, Alabama—Senior Madison Eschan, a fashion design and merchandising major and the daughter of Kenny and Kimberly Bartram and Jon Eschan.
CUMMING, Georgia—Freshman Grace Johnston, a communication/public relations major and the daughter of Steve and Lisa Johnston.
DACULA, Georgia—Junior Victoria Kokinos, a broadcast meteorology major and the daughter of Michael and Sharon Kokinos.
ELLISVILLE—Senior Lydia Nunes, a microbiology major and the daughter of Mike and Pam Nunes.
FLORA—Senior Shelby Allard, a psychology major and the daughter of Ray and Cindy Allard.
GREENFIELD, Tennessee—Junior Abby Huffstetler, an elementary education major and the daughter of Randy and Sherri Huffstetler.
HATTIESBURG—Freshman Tatum Nace, a fashion design and merchandising major and the daughter of Todd and Tonya Nace.
JACKSON—Junior Phyliceia Brown, a communication/public relations major and the daughter of Glenn and Phyllis Brown.
LAKELAND, Tennessee—Sophomore Andrea Crawford is a nutrition major and the daughter of Tony and Dorinda Crawford.
LAUREL—Senior Farrar Smith, a child life major and the daughter of Chucky and Donna Smith.
LEROY, Alabama—Junior Hannah Lynn Daugherty, a communication major and the daughter of Tony Dean and Gina Lynn Daugherty.
MADISON—Sophomore Marion Richmond, an early childhood elementary education major and the daughter of Jim and Jennifer Richmond.
MATHISTON—Junior Kylee McMinn, a kinesiology major and the daughter of Jeff and Elizabeth McMinn.
MEMPHIS, Tennessee—Junior Mattie Helen Dunlap, a psychology major and the daughter of David and Mona Dunlap.
MERIDIAN—Freshman Hayden Myers, a chemical engineering major and the daughter of Tim and Angela Myers.
MORTON—Freshman Madeline Ezelle, an educational psychology major and the daughter of Alan and Merri Ezelle.
MOSELLE—Junior Katie Breanne Nelson, a business administration major and the daughter of John and Connie Nelson.
NEW AUGUSTA—Junior Chelsea Paige Bolton, a kinesiology major and the daughter of Edward Bolton and Doris Moody.
OLIVE BRANCH—Freshman Ellianna Blair, a biochemistry/pre-veterinary major and the daughter of Chip and Tracey Carruthers; and sophomore Sydney Slocum, a kinesiology major and the daughter of Les and Trina Slocum.
PONTOTOC—Senior Hannah Whitlock, a biological sciences/pre-medicine major and the daughter of Rod and Paula Whitlock.
STARKVILLE—Senior Roxanne Raven, a political science major and the daughter of Matt Raven and Ann Rashmir-Raven; and junior Mamie Coleman Rybolt, a human development and family sciences major and the daughter of Chess and Carrie Rybolt.
THE COLONY, Texas—Sophomore Lindsey Lee Vaughan, an elementary education and the daughter of Harry and Ange Vaughan.
TRUSSVILLE, Alabama—Junior Jessica Lyster, a kinesiology major and the daughter of Jeff and Wendy Lyster.
VAIDEN—Freshman Ashtyn Carpenter, an interior design and business administration double-major and the daughter of Chris Carpenter and Jamie Tucker.
VICKSBURG—Freshman Emily Lynn Tingle, a political science and communication double-major and the daughter of Jeb and Shelley Tingle.
For more information, contact Brad Hill, MSU assistant director for student activities, at 662-325-2930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.