Junior Miss representatives inform girls about program

By Staff
JUNIOR MISS TALK Baleigh Barham, Lauderdale County Junior Miss 2003, standing right, speaks to girls at West Lauderdale High School about the upcoming 2004 Meridian/Lauderdale County Junior Miss program. Katie Moulds, standing left, looks on. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall / staff writer
Nov. 2, 2003
Baleigh Barham and Jessica Curry were once again in the spotlight this week .
Barham, Lauderdale County's Junior Miss 2003, and Curry, Meridian's Junior Miss 2003, visited area high schools to promote the Junior Miss program and the upcoming Junior Miss Mother Daughter Tea.
Representatives from the Junior Miss program have organized the tea to help explain the program to anyone who may be interested in participating.
The tea will be Nov. 16 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Quality Inn Ballroom on Highway 145 south of Interstate 20/59. The Meridian/Lauderdale County Junior Miss program is set for March 19 and 20 at the Temple Theatre.
Junior Miss is a national program that had more than 5,000 participants this year. About $2 million in scholarships were awarded this year in Junior Miss programs nationwide.
Famous past participants include network television news anchor Diane Sawyer, television actress Debra Messing and film actress Kim Basinger.
The tea will open with basic information about the Junior Miss program. After that, Rhonda Poole, owner of Rhonda's Connection in North Meridian, will present a fashion show featuring former Junior Miss participants.
Leathers said the tea is usually where girls decide if Junior Miss is something in which they want to participate. Leathers said she encourages the girls' mothers to attend the tea.
What: Mother Daughter Tea
When: Nov. 16, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Quality Inn Ballroom, Highway 145 south of Interstate 20/59
Call: Angie Denney at 917-4096 or Susan Leathers at 693-2336