POPLARVILLE – A dental hygiene major was crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat 2014 during the annual pageant Jan. 27 at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts.
Chynna Louise Coghlan, 21, also won the physical fitness award.
First alternate was Dory Lunn of Mize, a physical therapist assistant student who also won the presence and composure award. Second alternate was Darion Matthews of Richton, also a physical therapist assistant student.
Joelle Ladner of Lumberton, an elementary education major, was named third alternate and winner of the judges’ interview award. Fourth alternate and winner of the congeniality award was Breanna Peters of Brandon.
Shaquell Thomas of Hattiesburg received the ad sales award.
Coghlan is the daughter of Chad and Chrystal Coghlan and a 2011 graduate of Enterprise Attendance Center. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta English honorary and the Baptist Student Union at the Forrest County Center.
She was crowned by 2013 Miss PRCC Wildcat, Sarah Friday of Hattiesburg, also a dental hygiene student.
Judges were Jennifer Haik and Tonia McElveen, both of Franklinton, La., and Nayarda Robison of Hattiesburg. Mistress of ceremonies was Lauren Baker of Poplarville.
The contestants competed on stage in presence and composure and physical fitness. Individual interviews with the judges were conducted before the pageant began.
Winners of the Miss PRCC Wildcat Scholarship Pageant are, from left, Shaquell Thomas of Hattiesburg, ad sales award; Chynna Coghlan of Bogue Chitto, Miss PRCC Wildcat and physical fitness award; Dory Lunn of Mize, first alternate, presence and composure award; Darion Matthews of Richton, second alternate; Joelle Ladner of Lumberton, third alternate, judges’ interview award; and Breanna Peters of Brandon, fourth alternate and congeniality award.
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