JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Mississippi’s Emmy Perkins made a historic victory on the Miss America stage at the Miss America pageant on Monday night.

Amy Perkins made a statement on social impact Monday night on the Miss America stage.(Hometown Productions)

Miss Mississippi 2022 won the overall Social Impact Award at the Miss America pageant. Perkins received the honor Wednesday morning. She is the first Miss Mississippi to receive this award.

Perkins made her social impact statement on stage Monday. She was named a finalist last week along with Miss Kentucky and Miss Alabama.

Amy Perkins sang Rise Up for the Talent preliminary at Miss America.
Amy Perkins sang Rise Up for the Talent preliminary at Miss America.(Hometown Productions)

Perkins says music is medicine, focused on healing and integration.

“As a musician and a social influencer in music, music is medicine, I’m very proud to come from America’s place of music, place of culture, place of our lives,” Perkins said. But they really are the people I always come back to. The people of Mississippi are welcoming, kind, supportive, they love the support, advice I get from people in our great state.”

Miss Mississippi wins a $10,000 scholarship. She competed in the Miss America Talent Preliminary Tuesday night singing “Get Up.” The new Miss America will be crowned Thursday night.

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