Cortise Brianna Brown

Miss Coahoma Community College

Hometown:  Clarksdale, MS                                                                                            

Platform:       Community College Awareness                                                                          

Talent:           Dance                                                                                                           

What college did you attend, or are currently attending?  Coahoma Community College                                                     

What is your major?  Speech Education                                                                                  

What is your scholastic ambition?  After graduating from a university, I want to go on and get my Master’s Degree so that I can become a Speech Pathologist.                                   

List scholastic honors:  All throughout high school, I was a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club.  While attending Coahoma Community College, I have received a full tuition scholarship and the Delta Sigma Theta – Fannie Lou Hamer Scholarship.  I am also a member of the Student Government Association.                          

Greatest non-academic accomplishment:  Accepting Christ                                  

What is your favorite style of music?  R&B                                                                            

What is your favorite movie genre and why?  Comedy is my favorite because I love to laugh.

What is your favorite gadget?  My iPhone 6S                                                            

What is your favorite blog?  Twitter                                                                                          

What is your favorite place to visit?  Disney World                                                               

What is your favorite food?  BBQ Baked Beans                                                                    

If you were on a deserted island, what book would you want with you?  Thirteen Reasons Why                                                                                                              

Do you twitter?  Yes                                                                                                                     

What is your favorite?

Sport:              Competitive Cheer                         Sports Team:  Lakers and Broncos                   

Actor:   Leonardo DiCaprio                                    Actress:  Gabrielle Union                         

Television Program:  House of Payne                                                                                     

Wardrobe Accessory:  My family’s necklace that reads “The love of family is forever.”  

Thing to do on a weekend:  Shop and embrace my graphic design skills            

Way to spend a day off:  Spend time with my family                                                              

What is your hometown like?  Clarksdale is a small town in the Delta known mostly for the blues.

What were you like when you were a child?  I was extremely energetic.  I was always involved in extra-curricular activities such as playing the piano, dancing, and cheering.      

Who is the most influential person in your life?  My grandma inspires me to be the best person I can be.                                                                                                                  

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize?  I am much older than I actually look.  I appear to be extremely young to others.                                                                                                                        

Describe one defining moment in your own life, other than winning your local title:  Being accepted into the Academic and Performing Arts Complex to engage in the dance program increased my love for the arts.                                                                     

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss America Program?  It is more than just a crown.  It targets four main points, which are success, style, scholarship, and service.                                                                                            

If you are crowned Miss Mississippi, what do you want to accomplish during your Year of Service?  I want to be able to leave my mark and be remembered because if my presence is not recognized, my absence will not be missed.  I want to be able to say that I did everything that needed to be done.                                                                   

What is your secret wish or dream?  I would like to own my own dance studio one day.

I’m motivated by:  three very close friends by the names Kezia, Anfernee, and Walter.  I am influenced by them in numerous positive ways.                                                                                                                                                                                           

Is there a personal connection that made you pick your personal platform?  I was attending a larger college because I never had the intent to attend a community college.  I then transferred to Coahoma because I couldn’t adapt to the other college and ZI have been loving it since then.                                                                                                       

What do you think has been the most significant event in your lifetime?  Joining the Student Government Association opened many doors for me, helped me to open up tremendously, and definitely helped me along the way to becoming Miss Coahoma Community College.                                                                                                         

The one thing I can’t live without:  Internet                                                                             

My best friend would describe me as:  Intellectual, goofy, funny, optimistic, and motivating.                                                                                      

Something interesting about my family:  I am the second Miss Coahoma Community College in my family.  They are extremely proud of me now because I will be the first in our family to participate in the Miss Mississippi pageant.                                                 

Funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me:  I witnessed my best friend, Taylor, rap her order to the cashier at Starbucks.                                              

One thing I’d like to try that is out of character for me:  water skiing                                

Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and tell us their names:  No