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Pennington competing for Miss Tennessee
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Emily Pennington is shown as Warren County Fairest of the Fair in 2018.
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Emily Pennington is now competing as Miss Perry County, which has the city of Linden as its county seat.

Emily Pennington, a University of Tennessee at Martin student from McMinnville, will compete in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition at 7 p.m., this Saturday, June 25, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis. 

Preliminary competitions began Thursday and will continue on Friday. The livestream is available for purchase at www.misstennessee.org. Pennington had a send-off party at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and later posted a picture of herself with a packed car saying she was “grateful and excited” to be heading to Memphis.

Pennington, a mass media and strategic communication student, will compete as Miss Perry County. Over the last week, she has participated in the Miss Tennessee Social Media Challenge to showcase her service projects and personal growth throughout her journey. 

This social media campaign can be found by visiting Miss Perry County 2022, Emily Pennington on Facebook.

The winner of the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition will advance to compete for the title of Miss America.

Pennington, among her other titles, won Warren County Fairest of the Fair in 2018 and was crowned Tennessee Fairest of the Fair in January 2019. She became the second Warren County representative to win at the state level.