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Newman new Miss Hospitality

Katie Newman was named Miss Hospitality 2002 for theBrookhaven/Lincoln County area Sunday.

Newman, daughter of Henry and Vickie Newman, was thrilled tolearn she would be representing the area in a special way.

“It’s a privilege to represent Lincoln County,” she said.

Alternates were Laquesia Nelson, 18, a 2002 Brookhaven HighSchool graduate now attending Copiah-Lincoln Community College, andLacey Jackson, 19, a senior at Bogue Chitto Attendance Center.

In the Miss Hospitality scholarship program, the alternatesreceived prize packages valued at more than $500.

Newman was awarded a scholarships and other prizes worth over$4,000.

“I really appreciate the support from the businesses in the MissHospitality program,” she said after receiving her prize packageand a dozen red roses.

She was crowned by Denise Warren, who served asBrookhaven/Lincoln County’s Miss Hospitality 2001.

Newman, 19, is a 2001 graduate of Brookhaven Academy. Sheattends Mississippi College, where she is majoring in biology andwants to be a physical therapist.

Newman believes her involvement and knowledge about the areawill help her to represent Lincoln County in the state MissHospitality Pageant in Hattiesburg July 21-27.

“I decided this would be a great opportunity to representLincoln County again,” said Newman, who was namedBrookhaven/Lincoln County’s Junior Miss in 2000.

She is eager to be an ambassador for the area, attending ribboncuttings and other important events.

Newman looks forward to preparing for the state contest bylearning more about Mississippi and participating in several mockinterviews. Participants are scored on interview skills andpoise.

Warren encouraged her to cherish the time she has as MissHospitality, and take the opportunity to meet as many people aspossible.

“Have fun,” said Warren. “Have lots of fun and enjoy being MissHospitality.”