Carrol Trent Imbler

Miss Dixie

Hometown: Tupelo, MS

Hobbies: Dancing, Singing, Playing the Piano

School: Tupelo High School

Scholastic Ambition: I hope to graduate from the University of Mississippi with an Accountancy degree and pursue a career working as a corporate entertainment accountant.

Scholastic Honors: 4.0 GPA; Superintendent’s List; Advanced Placement Courses; National English Honor Society; Mu Alpha Theta National Honor Society; National Spanish Honor Society; Rotary Scholar Achievement Awards; Student Council

Talent: Tap Dance

Platform: Colon Cancer Awareness for All

That makes you special and unique?

Being a girl that lost her father at such a young age but also being crowned Miss Dixie’s Outstanding Teen makes me able to relate to people that have been at their highest highs and lowest lows in all areas of life. This is what makes me special and unique.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize?

Upon meeting me, people may not realize how extremely organized I am. A girl can never have too many sticky notes!

Best advice you have ever received?

Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.

What can’t you live without?

I cannot live without chocolate, hairspray, and my tap shoes.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?      

Dr. Pepper!

What is your favorite movie genre and why?

Romantic Comedies because they are filled with humor but at the same time centered on how true love can surmount from difficult obstacles.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

In ten years, I hope to be a college graduate pursuing my career in accounting.

Most valuable lesson learned?

Nobody is perfect.

Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why?

My dance teacher, Beth Richardson, is a role model to me and many other girls. From being a three year old girl to now sixteen, she is still my tap teacher and is the reason I am able to get on the stage and perform my talent for everyone. She has overcome many obstacles in her life, much like myself, and is always there for me whenever I need her.

What motivates you?

My parents have instilled in my sister and me a very strong work ethic while growing up. I was always told to do my best at whatever I am doing and eventually my hardwork will pay off.

Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title?

I was given the opportunity to perform with a national traveling broadway show. I was chosen out of hundreds of dancers from my hometown dance studio to practice over many months and perform as a munchkin in “The Wizard of Oz”. This entire experience left me extremely honored and thankful for everyone who has ever taken part in my dance training.

Best compliment you have ever received?

I was once told by one of my dance students that she hoped to be a tap dancer like me one day and that has made me work even harder in my dance training.

Secret wish or dream?

My secret wish or dream is to dance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City with The Rockettes.

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?

Last year at one of my show choir competitions, I was offstage during the show changing costumes. Our quick changes happen so quickly that it is easy to make a mistake. As I was walking on stage for the next number, I then realized that I had put my pants on backwards. Thankfully, I was able to finish the show with a wardrobe malfunction.

What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you?

It would be adventurous for me to go cage diving with sharks because I do not like being in the ocean especially surrounded by sharks.

What is your superpower?

My superpower is always being on time for everything.

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi Program?

One thing I have learned about being in the Miss Mississippi Program is that it is most important to be yourself. Ultimately, you are the only one out on the stage and everything you wear, say, or do should be a reflection of your character and personality.

Describe yourself in one word.


A Fun Family Fact?

I am named after 4 generations of family members.

Please write a short essay (2 or 3 paragraphs) describing yourself to the people viewing the website. Let people know who you really are. Keep in mind the questions you’ve already been asked and include other things that you would like people to know about you.

I am Carrol Trent Imbler! I am the daughter of Trentice and the late Chuck Imbler Jr., and I have an older sister named Mallie. I am a sophomore at Tupelo High School where I am a member of Synergy Show Choir and a staff member of WTHS Broadcast. I am also an active member and council member in many clubs and honor societies at my high school such as National English Honor Society and Student Council.

After school, I spend most of my time at my dance studio, North MS Dance Center, taking classes in tap, ballet, pointe, contemporary, and modern. I also have been given the opportunity to teach tap at my studio. Also, I attend First United Methodist Church where I am an active member of the youth group, youth choir, and a member on youth council. When I am not at school, the dance studio, or church, I love traveling to new places all over the world. I have traveled to places such as New York City, London, England, and Paris, France. My family and I enjoy trying new foods and learning about other cultures than what we are used to.

I hope through my year of service I am able to promote my platform, Colon Cancer Awareness for All. By partnering with the American Cancer Society, I will be able to raise funds to hopefully find a cure. I look forward to seeing all that my future holds and to enjoy the continuous blessings along the way.

Please write a short essay (2 or 3 paragraphs) explaining your passion for your platform and your stance on the subject. Be sure to name your platform and give a brief explanation of its purpose as well.

My platform is Colon Cancer Awareness for All. Through this platform, I raise funds for a cure and reach out to families that are impacted by this disease and relate to them through my past experiences. This platform is near and dear to my heart because I have been personally affected. In 2002, when I was just six months old, my father became one of the hundreds of thousands that was diagnosed with colon cancer. Unfortunately his bravery could not overcome the tragedies of this disease. Colon cancer is a thief, stealing joy from thousands of families nationwide. My story is just one of many that propels me to speak out. Educating children and adults on the benefits of early detection and prevention is imperative.

I feel in a way I have been involved in this association since the age of six months old. Having the past experience of being someone affected by the disease, I have a deeper and more personal connection to this platform. I invite everyone to join with me to help find a cure for colon cancer. There are so many ways to get involved. Not only are the patients’ lives vital but also the nurses and doctors that take care of people, like my father, often get unnoticed. I cannot express enough how caring and sweet these people are. A simple “thank you” will truly make their day. Also, donating to the American Cancer Society is very beneficial. The society has some of the best scientists in the world working day in and day out to find a cure for cancer. Through my year of service, I hope to teach everyone about colon cancer and how they are able to get involved. I know what it means to be someone on the other side, and it is time for everyone to help make a difference for the people of Mississippi.