East Mississippi Community College President Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, center, congratulates winners of the 2019 Beauty & Beau Pageant, which took place Feb. 5 in Stennis Hall Auditorium on the Scooba campus.

“Most Beautiful” winner India Jones of Laurel, at left, is a biology major. She is a member of the Student Government Association, the Baptist Student Association, and a member of the EMCC cheerleading squad.

She was also a 2018 EMCC Homecoming Maid.

Jones enjoys cheering, shopping, stunting and gymnastics.

After graduating from EMCC, she plans to attend nursing school at the University of Southern Mississippi.

“Most Handsome” winner, Courtavis Hairston of Columbus, at right, is a business administration major.

He is a resident assistant and a member of the Student Government Association.

He also serves as EMCC’s “Leo the Lion” mascot.

Hairston enjoys travelling, making money and listening to music.

After graduating from EMCC, he plans to continue his education at Jackson State University with a goal of eventually becoming a CEO or business owner.