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Miss Mississippi College Scholarship Pageant Set for February 1

Jesse Bingham, the 2017 Miss MC

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Miss Mississippi College Scholarship Pageant. The event on the Clinton campus February 1 has attracted four undergraduate contestants.

It’s an opportunity for the students to show off their talents, take part in a brief “commercial” about MC and field questions from contest judges.

Doors to the pageant at Swor Auditorium will open 6:30 p.m. that Thursday evening. Tickets cost $5 for Mississippi College faculty, staff and students. General admission prices are $7.

Contestants include MC junior Lexey Monceaux, 21, a public relations major from Clanton, Alabama.

Following graduation, Lexey hopes to work in the communications field as an event specialist at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. The MC student first wants to work in event planning at the Church of the Highlands.

The Alabama resident seeks to help promote the 192-year-old Christian university if she wears the crown as the next Miss MC. “Mississippi College has given me my forever friends and people I will spend the rest of my life looking up to,” Monceaux said. She is active in the Swannanoa Social Tribe and works as an MC resident assistant.

Miss MC contestant Sydney Lynn Thigpen, 20, is a kinesiology and psychology double major. The Trussville, Alabama resident wants to become an occupational therapist. She’s thankful for the education she’s receiving at MC.

“I love the environment MC provides. I love how I walk across the Quad and see my friends, but I also see new faces every day.”

The MC pageant appeals to her because it is different than many others. “It is based more on your talent and your love for the school rather than beauty,” Sydney Lynn said. “I appreciate how it is a scholarship pageant that is to help the winning contestants pay for college.”

Thigpen wants to initiate a campaign to help support confidence for women of all ages. “Everybody deserves to hear they are beautiful and they are worth more than rubies and jewels. God knew the world needed someone like them for a reason.”

The MC sophomore is a member of the Laguna Social Tribe. She works on the Clinton campus as a resident assistant.

Other contestants include MC junior Samantha Montgomery, 20, a psychology and kinesiology major from Collierville, Tennessee. She’s a member of the Kissimee Social Tribe and a resident assistant at the university. “I knew this university would prepare me for whatever career path I chose.” Samantha hopes to attend occupational therapy school and get her doctorate in pediatric occupational therapy.

An English writing major, sophomore Arleigh Seymour is a member of the Chenoa Social Tribe seeking to become the 2018 Miss Mississippi College.

Tickets are available at and can be purchased during lunch hours at the school cafeteria January 29-Feb. 1. Tickets will also be sold at the door at the winter pageant.