03 Jun 2014

Shooting for funds


Miss Mississippi Delta Community College assists with sporting clay tournament

Miss Mississippi Delta Community College Kaylan Frye of Leland, Miss., is helping organize a sporting clay shoot to benefit the Miss Mississippi Pageant. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 13 at Turcotte Shooting Range in Canton.

All profits from this shoot will go to provide scholarship money for the Miss Mississippi and Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen contestants. Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick and contestants from both pageants will be running the stations as well as entertaining and networking throughout the day. Several former Miss Mississippi winners will also be in attendance. 

A sporting clay tournament consists of teams of four members shooting clay targets that are released from 12 stations. Registration fees for the event are $500 for a four-member team or $125 for individual shooters. Participants in the 50-shot tournament may choose morning or afternoon flights.

In addition to the main tournament, a kamikaze dove shoot and a five-stand warm-up contest will be held. Each requires a $25 per person registration fee.

Hospitality station sponsors also are available for $1,000 each. Sponsor names will be featured on the tournament T-shirts worn by all contestants and Miss Mississippi staff members during the shoot. In addition, tournament sponsors will be recognized during the week of the Miss Mississippi pageant. Sponsors also will receive signage and a spot to bring networking materials and/or refreshments for the sponsored station. MMC Materials has graciously agreed to provide lunch for contestants and sponsors during which time Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick will entertain, take photos, and sign autographs.

For further information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 601-638-6746.

A Mississippi Delta Community College sophomore, Frye was crowned the winner of the Miss Mississippi Delta Community College Scholarship Pageant Feb. 25 at Mississippi Delta Community College's Moorhead, Miss., campus. She will represent Mississippi Delta Community College at the Miss Mississippi Pageant to be held July 9 through 12, 2014 in Vicksburg.

At the Miss Mississippi pageant, Frye will continue to focus on her Miss Mississippi Delta Community College pageant platform, "Closure is needed." She says, "My platform attempts to encourage continued work on cold criminal cases, especially with regards to homicides. I believe it is important to bring closure to the families that have lost loved ones."

The College, the Mississippi Delta Community College Development Foundation, Inc., and the Mississippi Delta Community College Alumni Association sponsor the Miss Mississippi Delta Community College Scholarship Pageant. Mississippi Delta Community College's Alumni Association and Foundation provide scholarships to the pageant winner. The College also provides a tuition scholarship for students returning to Mississippi Delta Community College the following academic year.

Miss Mississippi is a scholarship pageant and state preliminary of Miss America. Mississippi Delta Community College holds a local pageant each year as a preliminary to the Miss Mississippi Pageant. The state pageant began in 1934, has been held in Vicksburg since 1958, and provides more money than most other scholarship pageants in the Miss America Organization. The contestants are judged in talent, evening wear, interview, and swimsuit.