Miss Mississippi USA officially welcomed home

COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - Miss Mississippi USA 2010 has been officially welcomed back to her home county. 20-year-old Breanne Ponder of Mt. Olive signed autographs and greeted family, friends and neighbors at a reception at Morgan's on Main in Collins this afternoon.

Ponder was a top-10 finalist in last month's Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas.

During today's reception, Ponder received a key to the city of Collins and a couple of college scholarships.

She has graduated from Jones County Junior College and will enter Southern Miss in the fall as a junior marketing and public relations major.

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