Anne Buys fares well in Outstanding Teen Pageant

From Press Reports

Contestants of the Leaf Foundation fared well at the eight annual Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Pageant on June 9 in Vicksburg.

Pearl River Valley’s Outstanding Teen Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg was selected as the overall physical fitness winner before being named second alternate to the state crown.

“Any opportunity to perform on the stage ignites my passion for the arts,” said Buys, the daughter of Mark and Judy Buys of Vicksburg and a rising junior at Porter’s Chapel Academy.

She is the granddaughter of Mattelyn Reed Booth and the late Dr. James Edward Booth of Eupora.

“We are extremely pleased that our local contestants were successful and that their hard work paid off,” said Carroll Pierce, state pageant liaison for the local pageant.

The Leaf Foundation’s 2012-13 pageants are scheduled for Sept. 9 at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg. More information online at