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PURVIS SOPHOMORE TAKES DEEP SOUTH CROWN
In an official Miss America’s Outstanding Teen preliminary pageant, 15-year old en pointe dancer Vivian O’Neal was crowned Miss Deep South’s Outstanding Teen in a competition that took place in Laurel.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony O’Neal of Hattiesburg, Vivian competed in last year’s state finals in Vicksburg, Mississippi. “I am so excited to be going back to the state pageant” exclaimed the Purvis High School sophomore. Having raised over $3,000 for the cause, O’Neal has chosen Muscular Dystrophy as her service project. “The pageant is a great platform for volunteer mission work.”
The event was sponsored by The Leaf Foundation and hosted by Northeast Jones High School. Current Leaf Foundation title holders handled emcee and entertainment chores. Miss Riverland’s Outstanding Teen Brooke Bullock of Petal emceed the event and Miss Leaf River Valley’s Outstanding Teen Lydia Myers of Laurel was principal entertainer.
First runner-up was Tatum Nace of Oak Gove High School, who danced for her talent presentation.
According to Miss Deep South Executive Director Terry Fleming, O’Neal will now represent the state at large during the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Vicksburg this May.
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