Searching for Magee’s next Miss Hospitality

Magee is now looking for young ladies from the community to become involved with spreading Mississippi’s hallmark hospitality.  Not only will these ladies learn to promote their community, they will make new friends and future contacts.

The mission of the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant is to identify, honor, and utilize young ladies between the ages of 18 and 24 for the purpose of promoting Mississippi’s tourism, industry, and economic development internally and externally by serving as the state’s goodwill ambassador.  Since 1949, the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant has celebrated the intelligent and gracious qualities of young women across the state.

Last year 25 young ladies from across Mississippi competed for scholarships and prizes totaling more than $100,000. 

Emma Grace McGrew, representing Booneville, won the title in 2017 and will have traveled more than 30,000 miles to promote economic development and tourism for the state. 

Mississippi Miss Hospitality pageant will be held July 20th and 21st at the historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater.

For more information on your local Miss Hospitality Pageant, contact Kristy Ashmore at 601-849-2008. 

For more information about the state competition visit  Deadline to enter is March 2.


Area high schools have chosen their top graduates for special honors at graduation ceremonies across the county this month.  They will be recognized and speak to audiences at those ceremonies.