Jessie Besanson also was named winner of the talent and evening gown portions of the pageant at Pearl River Community College. She did a jazz dance to the song “It’s About That Walk.”
Mallori Dykes of Beaumont was named first alternate, swimsuit and interview winner; Marella Failla of Picayune, second alternate; Cammie Moree of Sumrall, third alternate and Madeline Boover of Sumrall, fourth alternate and Miss Congeniality.
Also competing were McKinsy Harris of Poplarville, Haley Roberts of Gulfport and Taylor Gregory of Picayune, who was honored for selling the most program ads.
Master of ceremonies was Jacob Hickman, Fellowship of Christian Athletes campus director. Judges, all experienced pageant directors, were Terry Fleming of Leakesville, Martha Lee of Hattiesburg and Dr. Carroll Pierce of Ellisville.
Besanson received a full semester scholarship as 2018 Miss PRCC.
The next pageant will be held in November 2018 and will be a preliminary to the 2019 Miss Mississippi pageant.