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Miss Heart of Dixie Allison Judge of Ocean Springs does the ‘dab’ with her Magnolia Princesses after her talent performance on Wednesday during the first of three nights of preliminary competition in the Miss Mississippi Pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center.
Miss Heart of Dixie Allison Judge of Ocean Springs does the ‘dab’ with her Magnolia Princesses after her talent performance on Wednesday during the first of three nights of preliminary competition in the Miss Mississippi Pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Special to the Sun Herald

Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant kicked off Wednesday with the first night of preliminary competition in Vicksburg.

The winners:

Talent

There was a tie in the talent competition, according to Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant Press Chairman Lori Burke, and both won a $500 scholarship.

▪ Miss Meridian Tanner Fant, a dance student at University of Alabama performed a lyrical dance to “Titanium”

▪ Miss Dixie Holly Harrington sang a vocal arrangement of “My Man”

Swimsuit

The winner of the swimsuit competition won a $400 scholarship:

▪ Miss Vicksburg Elizabeth Buys, who was last year’s first-runner up and is a student at Mississippi State University.

Two more nights of preliminary competition remain until the final night of competition in Vicksburg at 8 p.m. Saturday, which can be viewed locally on WLOX.

Miss Mississippi 2017

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Tune in: WLOX

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