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Miss Mississippi 2016 JDC chamber banquet speaker

Jefferson Davis County is in for a real treat at this year’s Chamber Partnership Banquet on March 1.

Miss Mississippi Hannah Camille Roberts will be the guest speaker for the evening.

Roberts was Mississippi’s representative at the Miss America 2016 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September 2015.

In the televised finale, she performed a violin solo in the talent portion of the competition and her interview question was about controversial county clerk Kim Davis.

Roberts was named first runner-up to and awarded a $25,000 scholarship prize. 

In addition, Roberts was awarded the $500 Louanne Gamba Non-Finalist Instrumentalist scholarship for her classical violin performance.

Her platform is “Pages of Love”, donating more than 25,000 books to children’s hospitals, shelters, and schools.

Roberts is  native of Mount Olive and is a 2011 graduate of Sumrall High School. Her father is James Roberts and her mother is Danna Warren Roberts.

Roberts is a May 2015 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she majored in biochemistry with a minor in biology.

She was a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduates planning a career in science.

While a student at USM, Roberts became a member of the Kappa Delta sorority.

After her reign is complete, Roberts plans to attend medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

The annual Chamber Parnership Banquet will be held at Crossroads Restaurant and Buffet on March 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Star Students from the three area schools will be awarded as well as the businesses of the year.