As Miss Mid-South 2016 Grace Burgess of the University of Memphis is an exceptional advocate for childhood literacy. She created the literary program known as “Ready! Set! Read! ” and has visited over 4,000 TN students to encourage a love of reading and promote early childhood literacy. She plans to work as a Child Life Specialist after graduating. She is active in a number of community charities and was kind enough to help your local library promote reading and library card sign ups! We appreciate all she has done!