Contact: Sasha Steinberg
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Thirty-five young women will compete for the title of Miss Maroon and White 2019 at Mississippi State University on Tuesday [Feb. 26].
The winner will be selected alongside four Maroon and White beauties at a public program in historic Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium. The program begins 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 I.D. 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, Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. They include (by hometown):
ASHBURN, Virginia—Marymargaret J. Mattingly, a senior human development and family science major and daughter of Jeffery and Amanda Mattingly.
BESSEMER, Alabama—Ruby S. Hall, a sophomore chemistry/pre-medicine major and daughter of John and Lisa Hall.
BLUE SPRINGS—Rachel K. Shumaker, a sophomore communication/public relations and political science double-major and daughter of Don and Donna Shumaker.
BRANDON—Shelby G. Freeman, a freshman marketing major and daughter of Bryan and Genifer Freeman.
CALEDONIA—Kathryn R. Vernon, a senior biological sciences major and daughter of Ronnie Vernon and Deena Vernon.
CLINTON—Anajah V. Coleman, a junior biochemistry/pre-medicine major and daughter of Angie White.
CONEHATTA—Katlyn G. Brashier, a sophomore aerospace engineering major and daughter of Gabe Brashier and Heather McDill Brashier; and Taylor G. Fulkerson, a senior elementary education major and daughter of Celee and Gerald Fulkerson.
ETHEL—Brianna L. Campbell, a junior psychology major and daughter of Brian Campbell and Julie Goff.
EUPORA—Chloe S. Vaughn, a sophomore business administration major and daughter of Melissa and Jerry Vaughn.
FLORENCE—Sydney F. Abernathy, a freshman business administration major and daughter of Richie and Deanna Abernathy.
FRANKLIN, Tennessee—Lauren R. Murrell, a sophomore elementary education major and daughter of Stephenie and Jim Murrell.
GULFPORT—Sabrina M. Turner, a senior finance major and daughter of Neal and Elizabeth Turner.
HATTIESBURG—Callie A. Farris, a sophomore communication/public relations major and daughter of Dana and Chris Farris.
HERNANDO—Anna M. Gilder, a freshman management major and daughter of Jeff and Stephanie Gilder.
HOOVER, Alabama—Jordan L. Henderson, a sophomore marketing major and daughter of Jason and Robyn Henderson.
INVERNESS—Taylor Reed, a freshman biochemistry/pre-dental major and daughter of Jamey and Janice Reed.
JACKSON—Julia R. Garletts, a junior psychology major and daughter of Frank and Tammie Garletts.
MADISON—Courtney A. Johnson, a sophomore communication/public relations major and daughter of Steve and Adele Johnson.
MURPHY, Texas—Kaleigh M. Callender, a senior accounting major and daughter of Shannon Callender.
MYRTLE—Jesslyn C. Brewer, a junior accounting major and daughter of Jesse and Sonya Brewer.
NORTHPORT, Alabama—Jasmine B. Hallman, a senior elementary education major and daughter of Susan Hallman.
OPELIKA, Alabama—Abbey E. Huguley, a senior communication/public relations major and daughter of Hal and Lori Huguley.
ORLANDO, Florida—Ashlyn E. Bulinski, a freshman kinesiology/clinical exercise physiology major and daughter of Stefanie and Greg Bulinski.
PONTOTOC—Ashton N. Davis, a sophomore special education major and daughter of Tracy and Angie Davis.
RANBURNE, Alabama—Sephia G. “Gabby” Hendrix, a freshman aerospace engineering major and daughter of Ron and Alicia Hendrix.
ROSWELL, Georgia—Grace N. Anello, a freshman geosciences/professional meteorology major and daughter of Richard and Donna Anello.
SALTILLO—Mariah C. O’Neal, a junior marketing major and daughter of Mario and Katina O’Neal.
SARAH—Shelby G. Cole, a freshman biological sciences/pre-optometry major and daughter of Heather Cole.
SOUTHAVEN—Abigail P. Gray, a sophomore biomedical engineering major and daughter of Ronda Gray and David Gray.
STARKVILLE—Harper E. Laird, a freshman kinesiology/sports administration major and daughter of Jim and Harriet Laird.
TOONE, Tennessee—Mackenzie B. McCommon, a freshman kinesiology/clinical exercise physiology major and daughter of Mike and Michelle McCommon.
UNION—Elizabeth E. Fisackerly, a sophomore business administration major and daughter of Claude and Anne Fisackerly.
VICKSBURG—Emily L. Tingle, a junior political science and sociology double-major and daughter of Jeb and Shelley Tingle.
YAZOO CITY—Olivia J. Hutto, a sophomore kinesiology/clinical exercise physiology major and daughter of Sheri Cleveland and Dr. Mitch Hutto.
For more information, contact Brad Hill, MSU assistant director for student activities, at 662-325-2930 or email@example.com.
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.