Video: Homecoming Celebration Held for Miss Mississippi 2014
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Columbus native Jasmine Murray was recently crowned Miss Mississippi. Now the community is honoring Jasmine as she prepares to compete in the Miss America pageant.
Jasmine Murray captivated the crowd as she performed at her homecoming celebration hosted at MUW.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to have a product of the city of Columbus represent the state of Mississippi,” says Columbus Mayor Robert Smith.
Murray was crowned Miss Mississippi on July 12th. She mentors young girls and hosts motivational camps to encourage self esteem and goal setting.
“13 Going on 30 is Jasmine’s platform. It’s a way for girls to embrace their age because in today’s society they’re confronted with so many problems. It just offers them a positive outlook on life and just gives them a better future,” says Meghan Marks, a 13 Going 30 Ambassador.
Murray was given the Key to the City from Columbus and Starkville. Now that she’s been welcomed home, her mind is on bringing back the Miss America crown.
“Pretty much for the next few weeks, I will be hitting it hard as far as preparation for the pageant. I’m so excited and there’s a lot to be done before I head off to Atlantic City,” says Murray.
The Miss America pageant will be held on September 14th on ABC. If Jasmine Murray wins Miss America, she would be the fifth woman to do so from Mississippi.