Bruce’s Bethany Pratt Will Compete, Miss Mississippi

bethany_pratt.jpgBethany Pratt, of Bruce, will compete for Miss Mississippi next summer after winning the Miss Delta Blues pageant. “I’m excited,” Pratt said. “I know it will be a lot of preparation and hard work, but I’m ready.” Pratt, the daughter of James and Becky Wright of Bruce, earned the
title two weeks ago at a Miss Mississippi preliminary in Starkville.


By JOEL McNEECE
Bethany Pratt, of Bruce, will compete for Miss Mississippi next summer after winning the Miss Delta Blues pageant.
“I’m excited,” Pratt said. “I know it will be a lot of preparation and hard work, but I’m ready.”
Pratt, the daughter of James and Becky Wright of Bruce, earned the title two weeks ago at a Miss Mississippi preliminary in Starkville.
bethany_pratt.jpgThree crowns in three separate categories– Miss Delta Blues, Miss North Central Mississippi and Miss Northridge – were awarded at the Starkville competition. Pratt qualified for all three categories and won the Miss Delta Blues crown.
The competition, like Miss Mississippi, consisted of talent, swimsuit, interview and formal wear.
Pratt sang the Bette Midler song “Stuff Like That There” for her talent.
The interview consisted of political questions and quizzing of the platform the contestants would take at Miss Mississippi.
Pratt, a sophomore Dietetics and Nutrition major at Ole Miss, chose FITNESS (Family Interaction Targeting Nutrition and Exercise to Shape up Society) as her platform.
“I plan to host some family fun days at the park and hold cooking classes,” Pratt said.
Orientation for Miss Mississippi will be in March. The pageant is scheduled for July 15-18 in Vicksburg.
“I’m looking forward to representing Bruce and Calhoun County,” Pratt said. “I appreciate all the support from the community. I had a lot of people at the pageant in Starkville supporting me and that meant a lot.”
The last Calhoun countian to compete for Miss Mississippi was Charlotte West, of Calhoun City, in 1995. West, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Green West, qualified as Miss Southern while in school at Southern Miss and earned third runner-up at Miss Mississippi. She competed three times in the Miss Mississippi pageant.
Mitzi Swanson, of Bruce, qualified three times for the Miss Mississippi pageant, winning first alternate two years. Swanson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Royce Swanson, competed in 1986-88.
Swanson qualified as Miss Southaven-Horn Lake in ‘86. She was Miss Southern in ‘87 while a student at Southern Miss and Miss Magnolia in ‘88.
Swanson finished in the top 11 in 1986 prior to earning first alternate in ‘87 and ‘88.
Beth Bryson, of Bruce, daughter of Pat and Mary Bryson, also competed for Miss Mississippi in 1988. She qualified as Miss DeSoto County.

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