Victoria Jewel Abraham is 2014 Miss Catfish
BELZONI, Miss. – Victoria Jewel Abraham is the new Miss Catfish.
Victoria, a nursing student at Mississippi Delta Community College, was selected 2014 Miss Catfish during the World Catfish Festival in early April. She succeeds Taylor Barret, 2013 Miss Catfish. The 20-year-old daughter of Jamel Abraham and Patty Abraham of Belzoni, Jewel plans to become a nurse at Blair Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. While attending the University of Mississippi, she was active with the “Feed the Hunger” program that sent more than 100,000 meals to Kenya in 2012.
She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She was sponsored by Tam-An Catfish.
Named first runner-up was Hannah Jade Mixon. She is the 18-year-old daughter of Clint and Patsy Mixon of Greenville. After graduating from St. Joseph High School, she plans to attend the University of Mississippi and pursue a degree in physical therapy. At St. Joseph, she was senior homecoming princess and won first place in the state science fair. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is President of the Youth Against Drugs and Alcohol. Jade is sponsored by Tribbett Farms Inc.
Second runner-up is Mary Kendal Champion, 19-year-old daughter of Todd and Laurie Champion of Belzoni. She attends Mississippi Delta Community College where she is on the Dean’s List and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She plans to enter the MDCC nursing program. After nursing school, Mary Kendal intends to further her education to become a neonatal nurse practitioner. She attends First Baptist Church in Belzoni where she volunteers by assisting the youth group. Mary Kendal is sponsored by Wright Fish Farms.
Named Miss Congeniality was Molly Christina Bassie. She is the 17-year-old daughter of Billy and Laura Bassie of Gunnison. Currently attending Bayou Academy, Molly plans to further her education at Mississippi State University in the fall. There she will double-major in Graphic Design and Business. Molly is sponsored by Bear Creek Fisheries, Inc.