OUTLOOK: Sixteen to compete for title of Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen

Published 4:00 am Sunday, April 16, 2023

The Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Competition kicks off next weekend with 16 delegates vying for the title.

Beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday April 22, the first of two preliminary competitions will under way. The second starts at 7:30 p.m.

During the preliminary rounds all 16 candidates will compete in the interview, evening wear, fitness and talent phases of the competition.

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On Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m., the top ten delegates will be named, and they will compete again in the final round of competition. One of these young women will be crowned 2023 Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen.

All competitions are held at the Ardis T. Williams Sr. Auditorium, 901 Monroe St.

Tickets for the competition are $75; or $25 for each of the preliminary rounds and $40 for the final round of competition and crowning. Tickets are available at the Miss Mississippi office, 820 South St., or at the door. For more information, call 601-638-6746. 


All-America City
​Ava Randle
Service Initiative: Kicking Out Cancer
Talent: Dancer
Ambition: Teacher

Capital City
Blake Hart
​Service Initiative: Ditch the Clique
Talent: Piano
Ambition: Venture Capitalist

Golden Triangle 
Chloe Braxton
​Service Initiative: Mental Health Awareness
Talent: Dance
Ambition: Fashion Designer and Esthetician

Ellie Chain
Service Initiative: Hunting for the Hungry
Talent: Dance
Ambition: Veterinarian

Gracie Weeden
​Social Impact Initiative: Arts with a Heart
Talent: Dance
Ambition: Surgeon

Jones County 
Averi Cockrell
Service Initiative: LifeSAV’ers Schools Against Vaping
Talent: Vocal
​Ambition: Labor and Delivery Nurse

Leaf River Valley
Kyla Pohlmann
Service Initiative: Dance it Out: Adolescent Health Awareness
Talent: Dance
​Ambition: Dance Instructor/Owner

Micah Hill
Service Initiative: Equity in STEM Education
Talent: Vocal
Ambition: Product Designer

Metro Jackson
Nataleigh Nix
​Service Initiative: Acts of Kindness “AOK”
Talent: Vocal
Ambition: Psychiatrist or Recording Artist

Addison Crippen
Service Initiative: Lunches for Love
Talent: Acro Dance
Ambition: Sports Broadcaster

Natchez Trace
Rachele Chung
Service Initiative: SK4K Self Kare for Kids
Talent: Cello
Ambition: Emergency Medicine Doctor

Rankin County
Anna Grace Terry
​Service Initiative: Adopt a Grandparent
Talent: Dance
​Ambition: Neurosurgeon

Southern Magnolia
Brooke Bumgarner
​Service Initiative: Bullying Prevention and Character Education
Talent: Vocal
Ambition: Attorney

Kennedy Tedford
Service Initiative: Spread Kindness and Awareness
Talent: Dance
Ambition: Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist

Turtle Creek
Anna Kate Ratcliffe
Service Initiative: Our Military Kids
Talent: Piano
Ambition: Graphic Designer

Maddie Snow
Service Initiative: Magnifying Mental Health in Heroes
Talent: Dance
Ambition: Architect/Interior Designer

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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