Miss Mississippi pageant under way in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — Ties marked the first night of competition at the 2010 Miss Mississippi Pageant in Vicksburg.

Miss Heritage Ashley Wieronski and Miss Rankin County/Southwest Megan Miller tied Wednesday for the talent preliminary, and each received a $300 cash scholarship.

Wieronski sang “Circle of Life” from the Disney’s 1994 animated film “The Lion King” and Miller sang “Angels” by Jessica Simpson.

Miss Mid South Danielle Smith and Miss Meridian Mary Margaret Roark tied for the swimwear preliminary.

The new Miss Mississippi will be crowned Saturday.

The Associated Press