Kimberly Morgan was crowned Miss
Mississippi tonight (Saturday) at the Vicksburg Convention Center.
Morgan won a 15-thousand dollar scholarship and will attempt to
become the fifth Mississippian to win the Miss America pageant.
It was her second attempt to win the state pageant.
Morgan, who was Miss Heritage, is the second African-American
contestant to win the contest.
She won the talent preliminary on Thursday after singing the
The Oxford native was born with severe hearing loss, but
multiple surgeries solved the problem and today she is a music
The Alcorn State University student was crowned by Miss
Mississippi 2007 Taryn Foshee.
Miss University Amanda Harmon was the first runner-up. She won a
10-thousand dollar scholarship.
Miss Leaf River Valley Natalie Goldman was second runner-up,
followed by Miss New South Anna Tadlock and Miss Mississippi State