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.