Francis crowned 2023 Co-Lin Most Beautiful
November 9, 2023
Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s annual Trillium Beauty Pageant saw 39 young women competing for the title of Co-Lin’s Most Beautiful. Mary Taylor Francis of Sontag was crowned the 2023 Most Beautiful with first alternate Madelynn Barrentine of Crystal Springs, second alternate Caroline Griffith of Brandon, third alternate Marley Channell of Wesson, and fourth alternate Kelly Grace Raiford of Wesson.
Francis is the daughter of Jimmy and Holly Francis of Sontag. She is currently a Co-Lin sophomore majoring in chemical engineering and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, Mu Alpha Theta, the Alpha Omega Science Club, and the Co-Lin cheerleading squad. Francis graduated with highest honors from Brookhaven High School.
Barrentine is a Co-Lin sophomore majoring in Elementary Education. She is a member of the Trailblazers, Phi Theta Kappa, Treasurer for Sigma Kappa Delta, and serves as captain of the Colettes dance team. She was selected as freshman homecoming maid and as a Campus Favorite. Madelyn is an honor graduate of Copiah Academy. She is the daughter of Chris and Rebecca Barrentine of Crystal Springs.
Griffith is the daughter of Michael and Camille Griffith of Brandon. She is a sophomore business major and is a member of the Lady Wolves Soccer Team. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and was NJCAA All-Academic last season. She graduated with high honors from Brandon High School.
Channell is the daughter of Layne and Laranda Channell of Wesson. She is a freshman majoring in pre-nursing and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Sigma Kappa Delta, Mu Alpha Theta, the Baptist Student Union, and is a Trailblazer. She is a graduate of Wesson Attendance Center.
Raiford is the daughter of Lance and Marsha Raiford of Wesson. She is a Co-Lin sophomore majoring in Cosmetology. She is a member of the Colettes dance team and the Baptist Student Union. Raiford is an honor graduate of Wesson Attendance Center.
Other contestants selected to the Top 10 were Kamryn Bridges of Wesson, Kortne Nelson of Brookhaven, Alyssa Touchstone of Roxie, Reagan Newman of Wesson, and Adyson Parks of New Hebron.
CUTLINE: From left, fourth alternate Kelly Grace Raiford of Wesson, second alternate Caroline Griffith of Brandon, Co-Lin’s 2023 Most Beautiful Mary Taylor Francis of Sontag, first alternate Madelyn Barrentine of Crystal Springs, and third alternate Marley Channell of Wesson. Photo by Scarlett Hart, Co-Lin Public Relations.