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Miss USO Scholarship Pageant

posted Oct 1, 2018, 7:12 AM by Shelley Burge   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 7:54 AM ]
Miss USO Pageant

The African American Military History Museum will hold Interest Meetings for our Third Annual Miss USO Scholarship Pageant on October 11 at 6 p.m. and October 13 at 10 a.m. at 305 East Sixth Street. The Miss East Sixth Street USO pageant gives young ladies ages 17-24 the opportunity to build self-confidence, enhance communication skills, establish friendships and networks and to give back to the community through servicing local military veterans. The pageant winner will receive a scholarship paid directly to her college to assist with her higher education. The pageant focuses on uplifting young ladies while educating them on service and involvement in honor of the young ladies who volunteered and uplifted the spirits of African American servicemen who visited the East 6th Street USO (now the African American Military History Museum) during WWII while in training at Camp Shelby. The pageant will be held March 22, 2019.

The most rewarding part of the pageant was being able to help others who are less fortunate…but I benefited a lot from the pageant, bonding with the other ladies in the pageant and being able to showcase my talent on stage. The moments from the pageant reminded me to keep believing in myself and take on more challenges throughout life.”  - The reigning Miss USO, Jaclyn Coleman, mass communications graduate student at The University of Southern Mississippi


For more information or to RSVP for interest meeting, please contact Vanessa Molden, vmolden@hattiesburg.org or 601.450.1942.


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