Cook wins 2017 Most Beautiful

Bayley Cook (center) was named 2017 Most Beautiful. The 2017 Beauties included (left to right) Hallie Murtagh, Nikki Merchant, Sydney Boteler, and Rae Patridge.

Bayley Cook of Winona was named 2017 Most Beautiful in Holmes Community College's Parade of Beauties pageant held Feb. 28 on the Goodman Campus. Cook, daughter of Shannon and Robyn Dunn, and of Rod and Renee Cook, is a freshman pre-dental hygiene major on the Grenada Campus.

An avid Mississippi State University athletics fan, Cook enjoys playing with her nephews, staying actively involved in First Baptist Church and assisting with the preschoolers at FBC. Her future plans include becoming a dental hygienist.

Over the course of the evening, other awards were given, as well. Sydney Boteler was named Most Photogenic, and the four Beauties were Boteler, Nikki Merchant, Hallie Murtagh, and Rae Patridge. The Top 10 Beauties included Cook, Boteler, Merchant, Murtagh, Patridge, Kaylan Green, Elizabeth Lowery, Hailey Mims, Kelli Ray, and Abigail Singletary.

The event was directed by Student Activities Director Tina Boyette and Director of Student Support Services Linda Alexander-Jones served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by the Holmes Connection! show choir, under the direction of Mike Yates.

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IN THIS PHOTO: Bayley Cook (center) was named 2017 Most Beautiful. The 2017 Beauties included (left to right) Hallie Murtagh, Nikki Merchant, Sydney Boteler, and Rae Patridge.