Meet the contestants who competed in the 2020 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition. These young ladies will continue to represent tourism and economic development in their communities throughout their reign.
AMORY: Shelby Sweatt
Shelby Sweatt is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in nutrition. While attending MSU, she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. Shelby is a member of Meadowood Baptist Church singing in the choir and teaching kindergarten Sunday school. She is the child nutrition director for the Booneville School District. She loves teaching Mississippi's future the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Shelby plans to obtain a Master's Degree in business administration.
BOONEVILLE: Olivia Jackson
Olivia Jackson is a graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College where she was a Tiger Dance and Pom Squad member. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa program and student government association. Olivia will be attending The University of Mississippi's School of Education to obtain a degree in secondary English education. She is a color guard technician for the Booneville Blue Devil Band and teaches local children dance, cheer, and color guard.
COVINGTON COUNTY: Laka Till
Laka Till is a 2019 graduate of Seminary Attendance Center. She also just completed the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program at Pearl River Community College. She plans to attend Jones College and major in nursing. Her passion is to one day be a pediatric nurse at Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. She enjoys many activities, such as hunting and volleyball. Laka is an active member of Rock Hill Baptist Church youth group and loves helping children with music.
ELLISVILLE: Keely Skellion
Keely Skellion is a recent graduate of South Hones High School. She was an active member of theater, tennis, beta club, student council, junior auxiliary, and served as dance captain for showchoir. Keely is a military child, who quickly adapted to new lifestyles and friendships. After attending Trent Lott Leadership Institute, she discovered her love for speaking as well as community involvement. Her college plans are attending Jones College then Ole Miss for Public Relations.