Howe competed for Mrs. Mississippi Title

One Stone County native represented her county in the 2021 Mrs. Mississippi competition this month.

Jamie Davis Howe earned top awards, the Physical Fitness Award, the Ricky Dixon Director's Award, and Top Ad Sales. She was also voted Mrs. Congeniality by the other contestants.

"I am so thrilled," Howe announced after the competition. "It was an honor to represent Stone County."

Contestants arrived in Tupelo and participated in various activities before awards were announced on Sunday, October 3.

Howe and other participants toured Fresh Farm Tupelo and Queen's Reward Meadery on the first day, two small businesses owned and operated by women.

Rehearsals started on the second day. That evening, Howe and other contestants completed the pageant's interview portion before enjoying a date night at Mugshots Bar and Grill with their husbands.

On the final evening, Howe gave her all in the Grand Parade of Contestants, Fitness Wear Competition, and the

Evening Gown Competition. It was her first pageant to ever participate in.

"One of the main reasons for entering the pageant was to represent Stone County and to be a role model in our town, having the chance to do more in my community," Howe said.

Howe said she had a fantastic experience with the pageant. She enjoyed touring small businesses in Tupelo and meeting other contestants from around the state.

"These successful business owners shared their testimonies and hospitality with us. It was so inspirational and uplifting to see these women following their dreams," Howe said. "The other contestants were so welcoming."

Howe said the chance to compete on stage was challenging but rewarding.

"My favorite part of competing was being on stage and finding confidence I didn't know I had," she said.

Mrs. Leah Hawks was crowned the 2021 Mrs. Mississippi that night, but Howe said she is thrilled with her accomplishments and Mrs. Stone County.

"It is an honor to hold the title Mrs. Stone County, and I plan to compete again next year," Howe said. "I hope these awards reflect Stone County in a positive light."