MADISON, MS (WLBT) Miss Mississippi is embraced by her hometown of Madison during a very special homecoming celebration.
Sunday afternoon dozens gathered at the Madison Square Center for The Arts to celebrate Miss Mississippi 2010 Sarah Beth James.
James has put her college career at Mississippi State University on hold as she performs her duties wearing the crown. She has traveled the state promoting her platform of organ and tissue donation, working closely with the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency.
James also fits in time to prepare for the Miss America competition.
"I work out every day. I practice the piano everyday. I've been doing mock interviews. We've just started shopping for the wardrobe because that is very important in Las Vegas. So everything that I can do to represent Madison and Mississippi well I'm leaving no stone unturned," James said.
James will represent Mississippi in the Miss America Pageant which will air live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 15th.
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