Seven young women will vie for the Miss Congress Crown on June 4 at the "Embracing Your Worth," Miss Congress Pageant sponsored by Gulf Coast Sunday School and BTU Congress.
Contestants are judged on four categories totaling 100 points -- personality 35 points; talent 25 point; dress attire 20 points; and evening attire 20 points.
The Pageant will be 5 p.m. June 4 at the Good Deeds Community Center, 15101 Madison St., Gulfport. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 per person.
For more information, call 617-0188
Contestants vying for the crown:
Kiera Taylor, daughter of Kenneth Taylor Sr. and Tameka Holloway, attends Forrest Heights Missionary Baptist Church, Gulfport, where the Rev. George D. Rouse is pastor. Kiera is a student at Harrison Central High School and is being escorted by Keon Barney.
Zaria Simon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Simon Sr., attends Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Gulfport, and she is a student at Gulfport High School. Zaria is being escorted by Joseph Bournes.
Jade Tenzy, daughter of Chandrae Wade, attends First Missionary Baptist Church, Handsboro, Gulfport, where the Rev. S. V. Adolph Jr. is pastor. Jade is a student at Gulfport High School, and is being escorted by Malik Washington.
Ts'Caelya Ruffin, daughter of Talisha Ruffin, attends First Missionary Baptist Church Biloxi, where the Rev. Eric Dickey is pastor. Ts'Caelya is a student at Biloxi High School. She is being escorted by Gabriel Williams.
Dayaa Hart, daughter of Danyell Montgomery and Michael Hart, attends Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Gulfport, where the Rev. J.L. Franklin is pastor. Dayaa is a student at Gulfport High School. She is being escorted by Chris Johnson.
TeAisha Henderson , daughter of Chalaundra Henderson, attends First Missionary Baptist Church Pass Christian, where the Rev. Willie E. Holt is pastor. TeAisha is a student at Pass Christian High School. She is being escorted by Xavier Henderson.
Aaliyah Ellis, daughter of Richard and Leslie Ellis, attends Greater Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Gulfport, the Rev. Phillip McSwain Sr. is pastor. Aaliyah is a student at West Harrison High School. She is being escorted by Maury Malone.