Past Winners

2018: Anna McDaniel, Meridian

Anna is a mass communication graduate of William Carey University. She served as the current editor-in-chief of the university newspaper, The Cobbler, and is a Student Government Association representative. McDaniel also auditioned on season fifteen of American Idol before competing for the title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality. She is the daughter of Brad and Lisa McDaniel.

2017: Emma Grace McGrew, Booneville

Emma Grace is a graduate of Booneville High School, Northeast Mississippi Community College and attends Mississippi University of Women. Emma Grace is a Booneville Hall of Fame member and a Mississippi Scholar.

2016: Mary Elizabeth Stringer, Starkville

Mary Elizabeth Stringer is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied kinesiology. She served on the executive council of her sorority, Phi Mu, and was actively involved in the Student Association. She served two terms as a College of Education ambassador.

2015: Erin Morgan, Laurel

Erin Morgan is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she majored in Kinesiology. Erin is pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy. While at Mississippi State, Erin was involved in Chi Omega Sorority, Shackouls Honors College, Alpha Epsilon Delta Honors Society and the Student Association. She has also served as Freshman Forum Head Leader, a Roadrunner Student Recruiter, College of Education Ambassador, and a Gamma Chi recruitment counselor.

2014: Bonnie Blue Dulaney, Meridian

Bonnie Blue Dulaney is a graduate of Mississippi State University and graduates from University of Mississippi Medical School in May 2019.

2013: Hailey Thomas, Meridian

Hailey is a graduate of Meridian Community College, where she served as president of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and was elected a 2013 Homecoming Maid. She has aspirations to join the medical field and was also involved in the Dimensions Show Choir, served as an Ivy League Recruiter, and participated with Big River Productions.

Other Previous Winners

2012 Chandler Llana, Panola County

2011 Ann Claire Reynolds, Petal

2010 Jordan Whittle, Hattiesburg

2009 Claire Walley, Greene County

2008 Tori Ferguson, Starkville/Oktibbeha County

2007 Rebekah Staples, Laurel

2006 Stacie Stokley, Scott County

2005 Caroline Murphree, Jackson

2004 Ashley Buckman, Bay Springs

2003 Monica Minter, Jackson

2002 Katie Newman, Brookhaven/Lincoln County

2001 Jalin Wood, Wayne County

2000 Sara Peters, Tupelo/Lee County

1999 Olivia Irons, Neshoba County

1998 Jeanna Runnels, Hattiesburg

1997 Mary Lacy Montgomery, Hattiesburg

1996 Kristen Earles, Magee

1995 Fisher Fleming, Batesville

1994 Kimber Lynn Pitts, Covington County

1993 Mary Elizabeth Gill, Noxubee County

1992 Leigh Lucas, Newton County

1991 Toni Price, Mendenhall

1990 Amy Harrison, Grenada

1989 Tammy Johnson, Jackson

1988 Amy Jo Skelton, Olive Branch

1987 Elizabeth Pharr Wyatt, Cleveland

1986 Mary Beth Fisher, Okolona

1985 Suzanne Wilkerson, Woodville

1984 Jill Sanders, Amory

1983 Lucy Jenkins, McComb

1982 Renee Henderson, Columbus

1981 Patra Massey, Mendenhall

1980 Tena Rayborn, Oak Grove

1979 Shane Pittman, Tylertown

1978 Tami Oliver, Clinton

1977 Laura Parish, Carson

1976 Jennie Jones, McComb

1975 Karen Alexander, Union

1974 Robin Matulich, Columbia

1973 Becky Black, Brookhaven

1972 Deborah Karls, Greenville

1971 Susan Broom, Columbia

1970 Marianne Mullens, West Point

1969 Sharon Applegate, Starkville

1968 Brenda Wiygul, Starkville

1967 Mary Katherine Morphis, Greenville

1966 Carolyn Anderson, Gulfport

1965 Ann Kitchens, Batesville

1964 Roseanne Burleson, Fulton

1963 Diane Cox, Clarksdale

1962 Loren Ormond, Forest

1961 Joann Watts, Poplarville

1960 June Wood, Hattiesburg

1959 Sandra Scarborough, Meadville

1958 Elaine Lipsey, Prentiss

1957 Jane Fatheree, West Point

1956 No Pageant Held

1955 Emily Hall, Leland

1954 Anne Bush, Laurel

1953 Edna Khayat, Moss Point

1952 Suzanne Paul, Meridian

1951 Jo Ann Turner, Yazoo City

1950 Betty Denton, Tupelo

1949 Katherine Wright, Pascagoula