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Charla Clark is new Junior Miss

Charla Clark, daughter of Jamie and Pam Clark, is LincolnCounty’s new Junior Miss.

Clark won the honor Saturday night. Eleven young womenparticipated for college scholarship money in the annual event,held at the Alexander Jr. High School Auditorium.

Amanda Lynch, daughter of Johnny and Helen Lynch, was firstalternate.

Second alternate was Ancy Myers, daughter of Gary and CherylMyers.

Laquesia Nelson, daughter of Michael and Gwendolyn Smith andTony Nelson, was named third alternate.

Clark seemed surprised by her win.

“I knew it was close, but I had no idea it would be me,” shesaid.

Clark said getting ready for the contest was not easy. “It was alot of hard work, but I learned a lot about myself, too.”

Clark attends Bogue Chitto High School where she is a member ofthe Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club and the YearbookStaff. She is also a cheerleader, has been selected for Who’s WhoAmong American High Students, and was chosen a class favorite.

Clark, who hopes to attend Mississippi College and major inphotography, is a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where sheis active in the youth group and choir. She is also active in theBogue Chitto Bible Club.

Clark will represent Lincoln County in the state contest laterthis year. She also took home another top prize, the Spirit ofJunior Miss Award.

Marcee Carty, daughter of Owen and Celeste Carty, earned the BeYour Best Self Award.

Alison Perkins, daughter of Don and Theresia Perkins, earned the”Has Been Award,” which is given based on the recommendation ofpast Junior Miss winners.

Cody Wallace was named the Escort of the Year, and Holly Moorewas named Volunteer of the Year.