Starkville native selected as Mississippi's Cherry Blossom Princess

Mary Elizabeth Stringer was Mississippi's 2017 Cherry Blossom Princess. In this photo, she stands alongside U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi. (Submitted photo)
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SARAH RAINES
Staff Writer

Starkville native Mary Elizabeth Stringer was selected as Mississippi's Cherry Blossom Princess to participate in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, D.C.

Stringer is a senior kinesiology major at Mississippi State University, and recently served as a fall intern for Senator Thad Cochran. She was a senator in the Student Association for the College of Education and served on the executive committee of Phi Mu sorority.

Stringer has served as Mississippi's goodwill ambassador and is the reigning Mississippi Miss Hospitality 2016.

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, posted a picture of himself and Stringer on March 8 as she represented Mississippi at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, D.C.

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