Imagine naming the fairest young lady in the land based on her ability to navigate a ropes course. Recently 31 girls vying for the titles of Miss Mississippi or Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen spent some time at Warner-Tully YMCA Camp in Port Gibson. The outing fulfilled a requirement for the Duke of Edinburgh award that recognizes holistic excellence and requires pageanteers to be active in fitness, music, community service, and “adventurous journey.” Cue the ropes course.
Miss Madison County’s Outstanding Teen Addison Crowder told the Vicksburg Post the event is great for getting to know other contestants and easing the stress of the state pageant.
“The ropes course was by far my favorite,” she said. “I like heights and I liked the challenge. Last year we ziplined into the lake — I really enjoyed that,” she said.