Miss Mississippi visits MGCCC Perkinston Campus and Perkinston Elementary

Sarah Graham, left, and Kaitlyn Benton, right, students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, pose with Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick on Jan. 14 at the Perkinston Campus.  Rick visited the college during Club Fest.

Sarah Graham, left, and Kaitlyn Benton, right, students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, pose with Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick on Jan. 14 at the Perkinston Campus. Rick visited the college during Club Fest.

 

Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick speaks to fourth- and fifth-grade students at Perkinston Elementary students on Jan. 14 as part of an event hosted by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Athletic Department and Perkinston Campus Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Rick spoke about “Be Kind, Be Courageous, Be You!” and being tobacco-free.  She also met with fourth- and fifth-grade Excel (gifted) classes and discussed their Phi Theta Kappa-sponsored school garden and the importance of eating healthy foods.

Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick speaks to fourth- and fifth-grade students at Perkinston Elementary students on Jan. 14 as part of an event hosted by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Athletic Department and Perkinston Campus Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Rick spoke about “Be Kind, Be Courageous, Be You!” and being tobacco-free. She also met with fourth- and fifth-grade Excel (gifted) classes and discussed their Phi Theta Kappa-sponsored school garden and the importance of eating healthy foods.

On Jan. 14, the Athletic Department and Phi Theta Kappa at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston Campus partnered to bring Chelsea Rick, Miss Mississippi 2013, to campus and to Perkinston Elementary School. Rick visited with MGCCC students and employees during Club Fest in the Perkinston Campus cafeteria.

Rick, a Fulton native, spent much of the day at Perkinston Elementary speaking to various groups.  She spoke to fourth- and fifth-grade classes about “Be Kind, Be Courageous, Be You!” and being tobacco-free.  She then spoke to fourth- and fifth-grade Excel (gifted) classes about their Phi Theta Kappa-sponsored school garden and the importance of eating healthy foods.

Rick, a student at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, was crowned Miss Mississippi 2013 on July 13.  She represented Mississippi at the Miss America Competition in September in Atlantic City, N.J.

Candice Calloway, a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College student, has her photo taken with Miss Mississippi, Chelsea Rick on January 14 at the Perkinston Campus Club Fest.

Candice Calloway, a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College student, has her photo taken with Miss Mississippi, Chelsea Rick on January 14 at the Perkinston Campus Club Fest.

Kathy McAdams is an award-winning journalist who has worked at weekly newspapers in Mississippi and the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. A native of Gulfport, McAdams attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism and a master's degree in education and English. She has worked at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 2005.