Brianna Mason, representing Greene County, was named Miss Tennessee Saturday night in Knoxville. She is the first African American to be crowned Miss Tennessee in the pageant’s 81-year-history.
Mason is a first-grade teacher at Hobgood Elementary in Murfreesboro. She will go on to represent Tennessee in the Miss America Scholarship Competition. She was a student at Ravenwood High School where her father, Dr. Reggie Mason is currently the Assistant Principal.
Dr. Pam Vaden, Principal of Ravenwood High School tweeted, “Brianna Mason is our new Miss Tennessee. Graduate of Ravenwood High School, and daughter of Dr. Mason, RHS Assistant Principal. My goodness! Aren’t we proud and happy for her.”
Winning the title of Miss Tennessee, Mason will receive a $15,000 scholarship. After the competition, Mason shared on Facebook.
I don’t even know where to start. This has been a journey with so many beautiful ups and also dark downs. The only constant has been ceaseless prayer and unwavering support from my family and friends. To all of y’all, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.
Words cannot express how grateful and humbled I am to be Miss Tennessee and carry on the legacy of this title. To know that God chose me to make history is such an honor. I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams. I am so ready for this responsibility.
Your Miss Tennessee 2019,
See the list of other winners from the event.
1st Runner Up – Lauren Dickson, Miss Lexington, and the Public Relations Award Winner. She receives a $10,000 Scholarship and $2,000 scholarship.
2nd Runner Up – Savannah Maddison, Miss Williamson County. She receives an $8,000 Scholarship
3rd Runner Up – Abbie Bayless, Miss West Tennessee, People’s Choice Award Winner. She receives a $6,000 Scholarship partially funded by Tosh Farms and Katherine and Jamie Tosh.
4th Runner Up – Tally Bevis, Miss Music Row. She receives a $5,000 Scholarship funded by Belinda Arender of IBERIABANK MORTGAGE