Oxford youth crowned with national title

Daily Journal

OXFORD – Kaitlyn Kennedy was crowned Miss Junior Teen Princess America in Orlando, Fla.

Kennedy, a rising eighth-grader at Oxford Middle School, competed in July against 13- to 15-year-old contestants from across the country in interview, personal expression, fitness wear, and evening gown.

“Visiting ‘Give Kids the World’ (the pageant’s national charity) was an amazing experience. Being able to make a child’s day is an indescribable feeling,” she said. “I went to the pageant with no expectations but came home with a title and memories to last a lifetime.”

Kaitlyn is the daughter of University of Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy and his wife, Kimber.