Miss Mississippi Send-Off Celebration

Miss Mississippi Send-Off Celebration

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Hannah Roberts, Miss Mississippi 2015, will preview some of the gowns she plans to wear for the upcoming Miss America pageant as part of a special send-off celebration set for Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium. The event will begin at noon.

Tickets are $25, which includes lunch and a fashion show. Seating is limited and those interested in attending are encouraged to reserve seats by Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Fashions will be modeled by the Top 15 Miss Mississippi 2015 contestants and the Top 20 Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen contestants. The event is sponsored by the Miss Mississippi Corporation and the Mississippi Local Directors.

A Mount Olive, Miss., native, Roberts graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in May with an undergraduate degree in chemistry. In 2013 she was one of only three Mississippi students awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, which recognize the nation's next generation of top research scientists.

An accomplished violinist, she been accepted into medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

For more information about the send-off celebration, contact Tammy Wells at 662.542.2862 or 662.260.0711 or email at: naborsdesigner@yahoo.com. Tickets can be purchased through the Miss Mississippi office at 601.638.6746.

The Miss America competition is set for Sunday, Sept. 13 in Atlantic City, N.J.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 14 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. OurCenter for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of a select number of institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu.