Miss Leaf River Valley’s Outstanding Teen takes state title

Published 10:42 pm Saturday, June 5, 2010

Miss Leaf River Valley’s Outstanding Teen Christina Bostick was crowned Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Saturday night at the Vicksburg City Auditorium.

“I’m so grateful,” Christina said just after crowning. “I’m going to do the best I can to make Mississippi proud of me.”

Christina was one of three girls from Hattiesburg to finish in the top 10 as 32 girls ages 13 to 17 competed for the crown and opportunity to go to Orlando Aug. 24 for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen title.

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She won a $5,000 savings bond from the Miss Mississippi Corporation, a $2,000 scholarship from Hinds Community College, an $8,000 scholarship from William Carey University, a one-year membership to Fitness Works in Vicksburg and a $3,760 wardrobe and jewelry allowance from various shops in the state.

Christina, 16, is the daughter of Jon and Angela Bostick and attends Oak Grove High School. She is a Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award recipient and a scholarship recipient to the Metropolitan Youth Ballet in New York.

She is a member of her school’s varsity tennis team, the varsity state champion cheer squad and the drama team.

Miss Riverland Ryan Henry, the daughter of Ralph and Carla Haag Abraham, also of Hattiesburg, was named first runner-up; and Miss Southern Magnolia’s Outstanding Teen Kimberly Page, the daughter of Anthony and Becky Page of Ellisville, was second.

Miss Dixie Holly Harrington, the daughter of Shane and Tammy Harrington of Tupelo, took the third runner-up spot while Miss Metro Jackson Chassidy Sumler, the daughter of Sharon and Perry Sumler of Flora, was fourth.

Others in the top 10 were Miss Dogwood Festival Danielle Sims of Jackson, Miss West Central Mississippi Ashley Hamby of Madison, Miss Tupelo Makel Hutchins of Saltillo, Miss Dixieland Olivia Sanguinetti of Hattiesburg and Miss Southland Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg.

First through fourth alternates will receive $1,000 savings bonds and scholarships from WCU.

The other five in the top 10 will receive a $500 savings bond each.

Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is sanctioned by the Miss Mississippi Pageant, which will be at the Vicksburg Convention Center July 7-10.

The Miss Mississippi Pageant is sanctioned by the Miss America Corporation, and the annual pageant for the national crown will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Jan. 15.