Miss Missi-Zippi | Ropes Course

Pageant contestants gather for group photo.

Pageant contestants gather for group photo.

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.


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Troy Hawks contributes to Adventure Park Insider, Ski Area Management, and a variety of other publications and websites. He has held editorial positions at business magazines serving outdoor sports and recreation as well as manufacturing and textiles. Most recently he was communications manager for the National Ski Areas Association and editor of the NSAA Journal. He also serves as a communications consultant for several clients. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, he now lives in Denver, Colo.

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