Stewart in Hospitality Pageant

From Press Reports

Karlee Stewart will represent Webster County in the 63rd Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant July 27-28 at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.

Karlee is a sophomore at Mississippi State University, where she is a member of Phi Mu sorority. She enjoys painting, swimming and experimenting in the kitchen. A biological sciences major, she hopes to work with children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Karlee will be one of 35 contestants competing for the title of Mississippi Miss Hospitality and more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes. This year’s theme, “Hospitality Around the World,” guarantees authentic and unforgettable cultural entertainment.

During the Pageant Week, local Miss Hospitalities will also take part in rehearsals, tours, interviews and special events. The week will conclude with two nights of competition – beginning July 27 at 8 p.m. and concluding July 28 at 8 p.m.

For 63 years, Mississippi Miss Hospitality has continued the tradition of grace while touring the state to promote Mississippi’s tourism and economic development. For the past year, Ann Claire Reynolds of Petal has traveled more than 30,000 miles representing the state as its goodwill ambassador.

The pageant is a program of VISITHATTIESBURG, and is presented by VISITHATTIESBURG, the University of Southern Mississippi and the city of Hattiesburg.