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Miss Mississippi competes in Talent Preliminary at Miss America

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

It was the first night of preliminary competition at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City Tuesday night.

Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis performed the song that helped her claim the state title, "A Piece of Sky" by Barbra Streisand. 

The winners Tuesday night, in talent Miss Tennessee, Grace Burgess. In swimwear or Lifestyle and Fitness, Miss D.C., Cierra Jackson.

Lewis will have her on stage question Wednesday night.

Lewis was the recipient of the Gold Award presented on the Miss America stage  for the Duke of Edinburgh's International program which is the world's leading youth achievement program.

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