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Feb. 16, 2005
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Power crowned Miss W
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Columbus native Tracy Power will represent Mississippi
University for Women at the Miss Mississippi pageant in Vicksburg in
The sophomore communications major, who graduated from New Hope High
School in 2003, was crowned Miss W Saturday night.
As of Wednesday morning, Power was still in a state of shock.
“It has not really sunk in yet, but I am very excited and know that this
will be a wonderful experience for me. Being from Columbus, I look at
this as a chance for me to represent not only MUW but my hometown.”
Power performed a comic monologue from Eric Johnson’s play “Epic
Proportions” during the talent portion of the competition. Her platform
was “A.C.T-Achieving Confidence through Theater.”
“I hope to continue advocating my platform. I feel the title of Miss W
will allow me more opportunities to serve the community.”
She added, “I want to thank everyone who has supported me, and I
encourage anyone who can come to Miss Mississippi to do that and support
the several W students who will participate in this year’s pageant. I
hope I promote an image The W can always be proud of.”
Power is the daughter of Brian and Laura Power.
Five other contestants competed in talent, interview, evening wear and
Jade Lucas of Corinth was named first alternate. She is a sophomore
interior design major. Her talent included contemporary clogging. Her
platform was “Words as Weapons.” Lucas is the daughter of Tommy and Kim
Mary Grace Pellerin of Columbus was named second alternate. She is a
junior music therapy major. She gave a vocal performance, and her
platform was “Music: The Universal Language. Pellerin is the daughter of
Harris and Kathy Pellerin.
Jennifer Sanders of Ackerman was named Miss Congeniality and won the
Martha Jo Mims Critical Issue Award, which is given to the contestant
who devotes an extraordinary amount of time and effort to developing and
promoting her platform. Sanders’ platform was “Health Awareness.” She
gave a vocal performance.
She is the daughter of Jerry and Ann Sanders.
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