Meridian Star


March 9, 2014

Jimmie Rodgers, Meridian/Lauderdale County Hospitality winners crowned

MERIDIAN —     Winners of the 2014 Jimmie Rodgers Pageant and Meridian/Lauderdale County Miss Hospitality Pageant have been announced.

    The competition was held at the historic Temple Theatre in downtown Meridian. A long-standing tradition, this event's objective is to further local youth's knowledge of Meridian, as well as Mississippi's native son and his significant contributions to the development of American music.

    Contestants between the ages of 4-17 competed in formal wear, country/western wear, interview, knowledge of Jimmie Rodgers and his accomplishments. Winners represent The Jimmie Rodgers Foundation at activities throughout the year.

    This year, the Jimmie Rodgers Pageant welcomed the Meridian/Lauderdale County Miss Hospitality Program to the activities. Young women ages 18-24 from Lauderdale County and Meridian competed to represent their area in the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Contest in July in Hattiesburg.

    Winners of the competitions were:

Jimmie Rodgers Pageant

Ages 4-6

    • Queen: Jacey Guy of Pachuta

     • First alternate: Annisten Snider of Meridian

    • Second alternate: Landrey Kate Hanna of Union

    • Third alternate: Carsyn Minchew of Meridian

    • Fourth alternate: Paisley McDaniel of Philadelphia

    • Fifth alternate: Chrislee Rayne Morland - Enterprise

    • Sixth alternate: Ella Grace Jones of Meridian

    • Congeniality: Annisten Snider of Meridian

    • Photogenic: Jacey Guy of Pachuta

    • Country/Western Wear: Landrey Kate Hanna of Union

Ages 7-9

    • Queen: Lakelynn Elyse Lewis of Enterprise

    • First alternate: Alyssa Metcalf of Meridian

    • Second alternate: Emilee Armstrong of Meridian

    • Congeniality: Alyssa Metcalf of Meridian

    • Photogenic: Lakelynn Elyse Lewis of Enterprise

    • Country/Western Wear: Emilee Armstrong of Meridian

Ages 10-12

    • Queen: Amber Kathryn Fant of Meridian

    • First alternate: Jacy Waltman of Quitman

    • Second alternate: Eliza Black of Madison

    • Third alternate: Chasity Simmons of Meridian

    • Congeniality: Chasity Simmons of Meridian

    • Photogenic: Jacy Waltman of Quitman

    • Country/Western Wear: Amber Kathryn Fant of Meridian

Ages 13-17

    • Queen: Liz Spraberry of Meridian

    • First alternate: Hannah Thomas of Meridian

    • Second alternate: Alexis Hart of Meridian

    • Congeniality: Hannah Thomas of Meridian

    • Country/Western Wear: Alexis Hart of Meridian

Miss Hospitality



    • Queen: Bonnie Blue Dulaney

    • First alternate: Sha Pope

Lauderdale County

    • Queen: Victoria Ann Neal

    • First alternate: Emily Kate Nester

    • Second alternate: Macie Sheffield

Miss Congeniality (one winner selected from both competitions)

    • Bonnie Blue Dulaney

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