Petal, Miss. - A USM alum and Petal woman has always had a passion for dancing.
For the last five years, Barbara Mauldin has competed in the ballroom dance world.
Recently, she won Miss Senior Mississippi. Because of that, she was able to participate in Miss Senior America, and won it all.
Dr. Barbara Mauldin said, "I feel so affirmed. There were many women that had so much incredible talent and for me to be among the top ten was really my goal. And when I got there, I thought okay, I’ve done extremely well, because the talent that the women brought to show was amazing. The good news was that I also performed very well on the interview and on my philosophy and I brought in a little bit of humor with what I had to provide and apparently the judges really thought that was just the right mix.”
Mauldin plans to make herself available to speak to and for seniors throughout the community about not only dance, but life, in general.