Mary Allyson McGinnis, a Belmont sophomore double majoring in music business and marketing, was crowned Miss Murfreesboro 2016 on Nov. 14 Middle Tennessee State University’s Tucker Theater. As Miss Murfreesboro, McGinnis will compete for the title of Miss Tennessee in June 2016. The winner of Miss Tennessee will progress to compete for the title of Miss America.
McGinnis has chosen Big Brothers Big Sisters as her volunteer platform, an organization that pairs adult volunteers with children facing adversity. “I truly love serving my community and have a passion for helping children transition through the adversity they face. It is important for us to prepare all children for success in life,” she said. McGinnis currently serves as president for Belmont’s student organization, Bigs@Belmont and has helped recruit 54 new members to work alongside children in the Nashville community.
To McGinnis, this is more than just a title and a crown. “It is my honor and privilege to represent Murfreesboro. I see this opportunity as a job and responsibility to be a positive role model and serve the community by being true to who I am.”