Courtney Helom, of Jackson, was named Hinds Community College 2016 in the annual pageant Feb. 3.
As Miss Hinds Community College, Helom will participate this summer in the Miss Mississippi pageant.
Helom, 20, is a Raymond Campus sophomore majoring in biology. She attended St. Joseph Catholic School and is a cheerleader and a member of Hinds Connection. Her talent was a monologue titled “Emmitt Till,” in which she took on the character of Till’s mother, and her platform is “Girl Scouts of America: beYOUtiful.”
First runner-up was Abigail Walters, 19, of Vicksburg, a Raymond Campus sophomore majoring in nursing. Second runner-up was Mary Neely Meyers, 19, of Madison, a Raymond Campus freshman majoring in business and marketing.