Failla crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat

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  POPLARVILLE – A 21-year-old Pearl River Community College student from Picayune was crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat after an evening of competition on Feb. 23 at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.
  Belle Failla won the crown along with awards in Judges’ Interview and Talent in competition with seven other women. She tap danced to the song Swing Time during the talent portion of the pageant.
  As Miss PRCC Wildcat, Failla will received a one semester full-tuition scholarship. She was crowned by Mary Kate Lott of Purvis, Miss PRCC Wildcat 2016.
  Alternates are Reagan Norwood of Biloxi, first and Presence and Composure Award; Karsen Gildea of Ocean Springs, second and Physical Fitness Award; Danielle Moore of Tylertown, third; and Alia Scott of Slidell, La., fourth and Ad Sales Award. The contestants selected Jasmine Clemons of Moss Point as Miss Congeniality.
  Also competing were Kamry Bond of Lumberton and Alyssa Fuller of Carriere.
  Judges were Holly Cuevas and Martha Lee, both of Hattiesburg, and Terry Fleming of Leakesville. Jacob Hickman, PRCC Fellowship of Christian Athletes director, was master of ceremonies. Sunni’s Elite Dance Academy in Poplarville provided entertainment between events.
  Failla is a member of the PRCC Honors Institute, president of the Iota Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, a student work-study employee in the math and science department and has volunteered with numerous campus activities. She has represented PRCC as HEADWAE nominee and on the PTK All-Mississippi Academic Team. She plans to earn a mechanical engineering degree at Mississippi State University.
  The daughter of David and Cindy Failla, she graduated from Mother of Divine Grace High School and was active at the state level of 4-H and has danced and played piano competitively.

Belle Failla of Picayune was crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat on Feb. 23 at Pearl River Community College.
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Contestants in the Miss PRCC Wildcat Scholarship Pageant were, from left, Alyssa Fuller of Carriere, Jasmine Clemons of Moss Point, Miss Congeniality; Reagan Norwood of Biloxi, first alternate and Presence and Composure Award; Miss PRCC Wildcat Belle Failla of Picayune, Karsen Gildea of Ocean Springs, second alternate and Physical Fitness Award; Danielle Moore of Tylertown, third alternate, Alia Scott of Slidell, La., fourth alternate and Ad Sales Award; and Kamry Bond of Lumberton.
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Belle Failla of Picayune, center, was crowned Miss PRCC Wildcat Feb. 23 after a night of competition with seven other students at Pearl River Community College. She also received the Talent and Judges’ Interview Awards. Alternates are, from left, Danielle Moore of Tylertown, third; Raegan Norwood of Biloxi, first and Presence and Composure Award; Karsen Gildea of Ocean Springs, second and Physical Fitness Award; and Alia Scott of Slidell, La., fourth and Ad Sales Award.
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