FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2011
Contact: Cydney Archie
Trimble crowned Mississippi Miss Phi Beta Sigma
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Brittany Trimble, a junior theatre major at Mississippi University for Women, was recently crowned 2011 Mississippi Miss Phi Beta Sigma.
The native of Tupelo competed for the title and represented the Alpha Omicron Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., at its State Leadership Conference at Jackson State University. Trimble competed against six contestants from universities including Jackson State University, Rust College, University of Southern Mississippi, Alcorn State University, Delta State University and Mississippi State University.
“This is truly a blessing to be queen of 2011. It’s a dream come true, and I am so excited to see what happens next,” stated Trimble.
Trimble will move on to compete for the regional title on Friday, April 15, in Montgomery, Ala., against participants from Alabama, Georgia, Florida and the Bahamas. The winner will then represent the Southern Region of Phi Beta Sigma in Atlanta, Ga., in July.
Phillip Cockrell, graduate advisor of the Alpha Omicron Alpha Chapter, stated, “I’m proud of Brittany’s accomplishments. She has worked extremely hard after winning the local pageant in preparation for the state pageant. Brittany did an exceptional job and represented her family and MUW well.”
The pageant was one of many awards the Alpha Omicron Alpha Chapter was recognized for. The chapter received the Excellence Award, the second highest honor given to a chapter for its chapter display, scrapbook and chapter report.
Lesly Griffin, a junior political science major, received the Academic Achievement Award. Nicolas Wright, a sophomore pre-nursing major, won the oratorical contest and will compete in the regional competition on Saturday, April 16.