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In honor of #presidentsday here’s me at The Hall of Presidents during #apnationals2018 week!  Hoping one day Disney visitors will see an animatronic me! #madamepresident #makeroomgeorge @americanpageantsinc
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In honor of #presidentsday here’s me at The Hall of Presidents during #apnationals2018 week! Hoping one day Disney visitors will see an animatronic me! #madamepresident #makeroomgeorge @americanpageantsinc

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” -Oprah Winfrey 
Two months ago, my dreams came true on a stage in Orlando, and it truly has been an adventure so far. I’m so grateful that I still have some time in this amazing journey. ✨
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“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” -Oprah Winfrey Two months ago, my dreams came true on a stage in Orlando, and it truly has been an adventure so far. I’m so grateful that I still have some time in this amazing journey. ✨ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #missofamerica #americanpageants #apnationals2018 #oprahwinfrey #pageantplanet #pageantgirl #pageantry #pageant #pageantlife #pageants #pageantsisters #scholarshipprogram #scholarships #pageantfamily #smartgirls #rolemodel #independentwomen #leadershipdevelopment #nationalpageant #sisterhoodmovement #publicspeakingskills #titleholder #highachievement #dreamer #doer

State Achiever is one of the most entertaining portions of our National Pageant! Who or what from your state would you represent? •
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State Achiever is one of the most entertaining portions of our National Pageant! Who or what from your state would you represent? • • • 📷: @myheartsdesirephoto 👑: @juniormissofthelonestarstate • • • #pageant #pageantgirl #accentonachievement #americanpageants #lonestarstate #texas #statecostume #stateachiever #pageantplanet #apnationals2018 #pageantlife #stagepresence #confidence

Happy Kwanzaa! DAY SEVEN: Today, January 1st, the final day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate IMANI (ee-mah-nee) - which means Faith - to believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness of our struggles.

We must know and believe that our families and members of our village want the best for us. When we are pushed and encouraged to be the best in school and the workplace, it's so that we can excel and help the next generation. We must believe in the righteousness of our struggles which will help to make life easier for those who come after us.

#americanpageants #smartgirlsrock #juniormissofflorida #pageantry #APNationals2018 #highachiever #womenleaders #pageantqueen #kwanzaa #jamaican #pianist #africanamerican #purpose #blackandproud #futureattorney #blackqueen #pageantplanet #blackgirlsrock #igers_jax #flexininmycomplexion #PositivePageantry #celebration #melanin #happykwanzaa #youngleader #blackgirlsreign #blackexcellence #blackpageantqueens #blackgirlmagic #caribbeanbeauties
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Happy Kwanzaa! DAY SEVEN: Today, January 1st, the final day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate IMANI (ee-mah-nee) - which means Faith - to believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness of our struggles. We must know and believe that our families and members of our village want the best for us. When we are pushed and encouraged to be the best in school and the workplace, it's so that we can excel and help the next generation. We must believe in the righteousness of our struggles which will help to make life easier for those who come after us. #americanpageants #smartgirlsrock #juniormissofflorida #pageantry #apnationals2018 #highachiever #womenleaders #pageantqueen #kwanzaa #jamaican #pianist #africanamerican #purpose #blackandproud #futureattorney #blackqueen #pageantplanet #blackgirlsrock #igers jax #flexininmycomplexion #positivepageantry #celebration #melanin #happykwanzaa #youngleader #blackgirlsreign #blackexcellence

2018 has definitely been shaped by my experience as an American Pageants titleholder. I have been able to travel to different parts of my state and country and meet and serve so many groups of people. During my time as your Miss of Georgia and now as your Miss of America, I have heard so many stories from truly inspiring individuals and be mentored by our exceptional staff at American Pageants. I could not imagine my life without this organization, and I am so thankful that 2018 brought me to American Pageants. Will you come join our family in 2019? Go to americanpageants.org and apply to be a state or regional titleholder: you won’t regret it! ✨

Thanks for the ride 2018, and I can’t wait to see what adventures 2019 brings! Happy New Year everyone from your Miss of America, Abigail Callaway 💛 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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2018 has definitely been shaped by my experience as an American Pageants titleholder. I have been able to travel to different parts of my state and country and meet and serve so many groups of people. During my time as your Miss of Georgia and now as your Miss of America, I have heard so many stories from truly inspiring individuals and be mentored by our exceptional staff at American Pageants. I could not imagine my life without this organization, and I am so thankful that 2018 brought me to American Pageants. Will you come join our family in 2019? Go to americanpageants.org and apply to be a state or regional titleholder: you won’t regret it! ✨ Thanks for the ride 2018, and I can’t wait to see what adventures 2019 brings! Happy New Year everyone from your Miss of America, Abigail Callaway 💛 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #missofamerica #missofgeorgia #yearinreview #2018 #2019 #happynewyear #apnationals2018

Happy Kwanzaa! DAY FIVE: Today, December 30th, we celebrate NIA (nee-yah) -PURPOSE-  which encourages us to look within ourselves and make decisions that are beneficial to our community! 
What do you enjoy doing? What are you passionate about? Look within yourself and find the things that you enjoy and are excited to do! How can these activities benefit your community? Once you figure that out, start applying the principle of NIA and use your passion or your purpose to benefit your community.

I give back to my community by volunteering with several organizations including the American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, a local food bank, playing piano at senior centers and reading to children at local libraries and schools.

How do you give back to your community? Please share what you do to benefit your community! ️ If you have a purpose in which you believe, there's no end to the things you can accomplish! (Quote by Marian Anderson)

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Happy Kwanzaa! DAY FIVE: Today, December 30th, we celebrate NIA (nee-yah) -PURPOSE- which encourages us to look within ourselves and make decisions that are beneficial to our community! What do you enjoy doing? What are you passionate about? Look within yourself and find the things that you enjoy and are excited to do! How can these activities benefit your community? Once you figure that out, start applying the principle of NIA and use your passion or your purpose to benefit your community. I give back to my community by volunteering with several organizations including the American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, a local food bank, playing piano at senior centers and reading to children at local libraries and schools. How do you give back to your community? Please share what you do to benefit your community! ️ If you have a purpose in which you believe, there's no end to the things you can accomplish! (Quote by Marian Anderson) #americanpageants #smartgirlsrock

Happy Kwanzaa! DAY FOUR:. Today, December 29th, we celebrate UJAMAA (ooh-jah-mah) - Cooperative Economics! Realize our economic strength, create independent businesses and meet our needs through mutual support.

When we recognize the economic strength, education and talent in our community and support our businesses, it makes us all stronger! 
These are a few members of my village (I will feature more next month), and we all support each other. 
Members of my village include a restaurateur, a doctor and nurse, a Pageant National Title holder who is pursuing an advanced degree, a College Dean and a Junior High School Vice Principal, an elementary school teacher who is pursuing her master's degree, a clothing boutique owner, two mechanical engineers who also have master's degrees, and restauranteurs/ military vet.
They come from different backgrounds, but the one thing they all have in common is that they support, encourage and cheer on the children in our village with education being the main focus! 📚 📚 
Every one featured here was instrumental in getting me to the national competition. When one of us succeeds, the village suceeds. 
Cooperative Economics -- Together, we achieve more!
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Happy Kwanzaa! DAY FOUR:. Today, December 29th, we celebrate UJAMAA (ooh-jah-mah) - Cooperative Economics! Realize our economic strength, create independent businesses and meet our needs through mutual support. When we recognize the economic strength, education and talent in our community and support our businesses, it makes us all stronger! These are a few members of my village (I will feature more next month), and we all support each other. Members of my village include a restaurateur, a doctor and nurse, a Pageant National Title holder who is pursuing an advanced degree, a College Dean and a Junior High School Vice Principal, an elementary school teacher who is pursuing her master's degree, a clothing boutique owner, two mechanical engineers who also have master's degrees, and restauranteurs/ military vet. They come from different backgrounds, but the one thing they all have in common is that they support, encourage and cheer on the children in our village with education being

Happy Kwanzaa! DAY THREE: Today, December 28th, we celebrate UJIMA (oo-gee-mah) -- Collective work and responsibility.

Last month, I had the opportunity to compete for the national title of Junior Miss of America, where I placed second runner-up and also won the National Talent Award (Piano) and the National Fashion Modeling Award.

It was through the collective work of my community that I was afforded this opportunity. They stepped up, took responsibility and did what they had to do! An old African proverb states that it takes a village to raise a child, and my village came together and sent me to the National Competition. With their sponsorship, prayers, encouragement and confidence in me, I made it to the final three on stage.

There is no way I could have made it to Nationals or done as well without the support and collective work of my community. MY accomplishments are THEIR accomplishments, and I am a reflection of my village/community and the strength they give to me! 🏆 When our community works together - UJIMA - we all achieve! 🎆 🎆
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Happy Kwanzaa! DAY THREE: Today, December 28th, we celebrate UJIMA (oo-gee-mah) -- Collective work and responsibility. Last month, I had the opportunity to compete for the national title of Junior Miss of America, where I placed second runner-up and also won the National Talent Award (Piano) and the National Fashion Modeling Award. It was through the collective work of my community that I was afforded this opportunity. They stepped up, took responsibility and did what they had to do! An old African proverb states that it takes a village to raise a child, and my village came together and sent me to the National Competition. With their sponsorship, prayers, encouragement and confidence in me, I made it to the final three on stage. There is no way I could have made it to Nationals or done as well without the support and collective work of my community. MY accomplishments are THEIR accomplishments, and I am a reflection of my village/community and the strength they give to me! 🏆

Happy Kwanzaa! DAY TWO:  On December 27th, we celebrate KUJICHAGULIA (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah) which means self-determination! To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves!

Decide what you like to do or want to be, and give 100% to being your absolute best! You might stumble and you might fall, but never, ever give up! If you fall NINE times, get up TEN times! Self-determination WILL take you to the top!! 🏆

I LOVE playing the piano, so I study and practice every single day! Whether playing the piano at home, performing at recitals or competing on stage, I make sure that I am extremely prepared and I give 100% every single time! 🎼🎹🎵 ️ Why? Because I want my performance to -- define myself, make a name for myself, create for myself and speak for myself! It's all about KUJICHAGULIA - self-determination! 💪👊✊
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Happy Kwanzaa! DAY TWO: On December 27th, we celebrate KUJICHAGULIA (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah) which means self-determination! To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves! Decide what you like to do or want to be, and give 100% to being your absolute best! You might stumble and you might fall, but never, ever give up! If you fall NINE times, get up TEN times! Self-determination WILL take you to the top!! 🏆 I LOVE playing the piano, so I study and practice every single day! Whether playing the piano at home, performing at recitals or competing on stage, I make sure that I am extremely prepared and I give 100% every single time! 🎼🎹🎵 ️ Why? Because I want my performance to -- define myself, make a name for myself, create for myself and speak for myself! It's all about KUJICHAGULIA - self-determination! 💪👊✊ #americanpageants #smartgirlsrock #juniormissofflorida #pageantry #apnationals2018 #highachiever #womenleaders

For seven days beginning on December 26 and lasting through January 1, African Americans celebrate Kwanzaa, a holiday named for the time of year when African tribes traditionally celebrated the first harvest of their crops. During Kwanzaa, people decorate their homes with straw mats, ears of corn, and a candleholder called a kinara. Families light a candle in the home each evening and may exchange homemade gifts.

Today, December 26, we celebrate Umoja (unity): To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

The seven-day celebration ends with a feast, usually held at a community center and features music and dancing. This spiritual holiday focuses on seven basic principles: unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba), and faith (imani). #americanpageants #smartgirlsrock #juniormissofflorida #pageantry #APNationals2018 #highachiever #womenleaders #pageantqueen #kwanzaa #africanpride #jamaican #blackfamily #africanamerican #blackandproud #celebration #futureattorney #pageantplanet #blackgirlsrock #igers_jax #umoja #flexininmycomplexion #PositivePageantry #candles #happykwanzaa #afrocentric #blackgirlsreign #blackpageantqueens #happyholidays #queenwithapurpose @blackpageantqueens @blackgirlsreign #blackqueenslive @pageanttvworld @pageantplanet @thesashcompany
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For seven days beginning on December 26 and lasting through January 1, African Americans celebrate Kwanzaa, a holiday named for the time of year when African tribes traditionally celebrated the first harvest of their crops. During Kwanzaa, people decorate their homes with straw mats, ears of corn, and a candleholder called a kinara. Families light a candle in the home each evening and may exchange homemade gifts. Today, December 26, we celebrate Umoja (unity): To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. The seven-day celebration ends with a feast, usually held at a community center and features music and dancing. This spiritual holiday focuses on seven basic principles: unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba), and faith (imani). #americanpageants #smartgirlsrock #juniormissofflorida #pageantry #apnationals2018 #highachiever

I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! Now climb into your bed and cover your head because Santa Claus comes tonight! 🎄(PS this is a new pose I’m trying to start called “Be the Christmas Tree.” It hasn’t caught on yet, but at least I’m having fun with it 😂) .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! Now climb into your bed and cover your head because Santa Claus comes tonight! 🎄(PS this is a new pose I’m trying to start called “Be the Christmas Tree.” It hasn’t caught on yet, but at least I’m having fun with it 😂) .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #missofamerica #merrychristmas #happyholidays #christmastree #apnationals2018 #americanpageantsnationals #americanpageants #pageantplanet #pageantgirl #pageantry #pageant #pageantlife #pageants #pageantsisters #scholarshipprogram #scholarships #pageantfamily #smartgirls #rolemodel #independentwomen #leadershipdevelopment #nationalpageant #sisterhoodmovement #publicspeakingskills #titleholder #highachievement

I cannot believe it’s been 1 entire month since my crowning! I met so many extraordinary girls at #apnationals2018 with @americanpageantsinc and it impacted me in so many ways! I made life long friendships, received new opportunities to help further grow myself, and  chances to serve in my community! ❤️
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I cannot believe it’s been 1 entire month since my crowning! I met so many extraordinary girls at #apnationals2018 with @americanpageantsinc and it impacted me in so many ways! I made life long friendships, received new opportunities to help further grow myself, and chances to serve in my community! ❤️ #juniormissofamerica #accentonachievement #americanpageants #pageants #pageantgirl #pageantplanet

And just like that, I am one month into my dream job. I would have never imagined that I would actually have the honor of being your Miss of America, and some days I am still in shock. Check out some of my favorite moments from my first month as your Miss of America 2019. One month down, many more to go! ❤️👑
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And just like that, I am one month into my dream job. I would have never imagined that I would actually have the honor of being your Miss of America, and some days I am still in shock. Check out some of my favorite moments from my first month as your Miss of America 2019. One month down, many more to go! ❤️👑 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #missofamerica #apnationals2018 #americanpageantsnationals #americanpageants #pageantplanet #pageantgirl #pageantry #pageant #pageantlife #pageants #pageantsisters #scholarshipprogram #scholarships #pageantfamily #smartgirls #rolemodel #independentwomen #leadershipdevelopment #nationalpageant #sisterhoodmovement #publicspeakingskills #titleholder #highachievement

In honor of counting down one month from starting the job of a lifetime, let’s look at some of my favorite snapshots from Preliminary Competition, which was one month ago from today! That day was one big blur of excitement: I competed in Interview, Personality Projection and Poise, Talent, and also represented The Peach Drop during my State Achiever speech. I can not believe it has been an entire month since this truly wonderful day. Hey American Pageants titleholders, what was your favorite part of Preliminaries? Let me know in the comments below! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In honor of counting down one month from starting the job of a lifetime, let’s look at some of my favorite snapshots from Preliminary Competition, which was one month ago from today! That day was one big blur of excitement: I competed in Interview, Personality Projection and Poise, Talent, and also represented The Peach Drop during my State Achiever speech. I can not believe it has been an entire month since this truly wonderful day. Hey American Pageants titleholders, what was your favorite part of Preliminaries? Let me know in the comments below! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #missofamerica #apnationals2018 #americanpageantsnationals #americanpageants #pageantplanet #pageantgirl #pageantry #pageant #pageantlife #pageants #pageantsisters #scholarshipprogram #scholarships #pageantfamily #smartgirls #rolemodel #independentwomen #leadershipdevelopment #nationalpageant #sisterhoodmovement #publicspeakingskills #titleholder

One month ago, I was having a ~magical~ day with my beautiful sister queens in at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Little did I know then I was two days away from being crowned Miss of America! ✨ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One month ago, I was having a ~magical~ day with my beautiful sister queens in at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Little did I know then I was two days away from being crowned Miss of America! ✨ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #missofamerica #apnationals2018 #americanpageantsnationals #americanpageants #pageantplanet #pageantgirl #pageantry #pageant #pageantlife #pageants #pageantsisters #scholarshipprogram #scholarships #pageantfamily #smartgirls #rolemodel #independentwomen #leadershipdevelopment #nationalpageant #sisterhoodmovement #publicspeakingskills #titleholder #highachievement #waltdisneyworld #magickingdom

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That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” -Rupi Kaur .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” -Rupi Kaur .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #missofamerica #wisdomwednesday #empowerment #rupikaur #wisewomen #apnationals2018 #americanpageantsnationals #americanpageants #pageantplanet #pageantgirl #pageantry #pageant #pageantlife #pageants #pageantsisters #scholarshipprogram #scholarships #pageantfamily #smartgirls #rolemodel #independentwomen #leadershipdevelopment #nationalpageant #sisterhoodmovement #publicspeakingskills #titleholder #highachievement

Yesterday, there was a beautiful presentation on Kwanzaa, an African American holiday, and the Seven Kwanzaa Principles! Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration that begins on December 26th and ends on January 1st, so it is celebrated after Christmas. The celebration dates were chosen to correspond with the African Harvest Festivals, which are usually held in late December and early January. Follow along each day, starting on December 26th, as I light the candles and explain the principle of the day!
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Yesterday, there was a beautiful presentation on Kwanzaa, an African American holiday, and the Seven Kwanzaa Principles! Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration that begins on December 26th and ends on January 1st, so it is celebrated after Christmas. The celebration dates were chosen to correspond with the African Harvest Festivals, which are usually held in late December and early January. Follow along each day, starting on December 26th, as I light the candles and explain the principle of the day! #americanpageants #smartgirlsrock #juniormissofflorida #pageantry #apnationals2018 #highachiever #womenleaders #pageantqueen #titleholder #kwanzaa #africanpride #jamaicangirl #africanamerican #blackandproud #rolemodel #futureattorney #pageantplanet #blackgirlsrock #igers jax #pageantplanetservicesaturday #flexininmycomplexion #positivepageantry #wakandaforever #blackfamilies #afrocentric #blackgirlsreign #blackpageantqueens #mackeysmunchies #queenwithapurpose @blackpageantqueens

In honor of #throwbackthursday check out this beautiful shot captured by @myheartsdesirephoto during the optional competition at Nationals! 
I was able to perform opera during the Talent portion of optional competition. Optionals are a fun opportunity for the titleholders to showcase their abilities and personality on stage in front of an audience and receive feedback. I absolutely LOVED singing for my sweet sister queens and everyone else at the national competition and I love that we have the opportunity to participate in extra competitions such as talent, athletic wear, fun fashion, creative writing, modeling, and more! Want to see the full list of optionals offered? Go check out americanpageants.org for more info! ❤️ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In honor of #throwbackthursday check out this beautiful shot captured by @myheartsdesirephoto during the optional competition at Nationals! I was able to perform opera during the Talent portion of optional competition. Optionals are a fun opportunity for the titleholders to showcase their abilities and personality on stage in front of an audience and receive feedback. I absolutely LOVED singing for my sweet sister queens and everyone else at the national competition and I love that we have the opportunity to participate in extra competitions such as talent, athletic wear, fun fashion, creative writing, modeling, and more! Want to see the full list of optionals offered? Go check out americanpageants.org for more info! ❤️ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #missofamerica #apnationals2018 #americanpageantsnationals #americanpageants #pageantplanet #pageantgirl #pageantry #pageant #pageantlife #pageants #pageantsisters

So one of my favorite questions to answer is “what is your platform?” About a year ago, I founded The Sunflower Project. I had noticed as a survivor of sexual violence, there is a lot of negative connotations associated with the words “victim” and “survivor” in regards to sexual assault and violence. Surely there were people out there who supported and believed me, but the voices who wanted to victim blame and drown out those brave enough to speak were louder. One sleepless night, it hit me: sunflowers. Sunflowers are nature’s strongest flower: they can survive months of drought and still stand tall and beautiful. What a perfect metaphor for survivors; instead of channeling energy into feeling guilt and shame that is placed on survivors, let them compare themselves to a bright symbol of hope.
So The Sunflower Project was born. With The Sunflower Project, I have been able to raise money for local sexual assault centers, appear at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events, organize “Sunflower Days” to provide education and to spread awareness about sexual violence, conduct surveys, and have opportunities to speak and share my own story. 
The Sunflower Project is the air I breathe every morning and the reason I went on to compete for the title of Miss of America. Survivors stories deserve to be heard, and as your Miss of America, I will work my hardest to provide you that opportunity. I have so many amazing projects and opportunities coming up, so stay tuned to see what’s next! 🌻🌻🌻 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So one of my favorite questions to answer is “what is your platform?” About a year ago, I founded The Sunflower Project. I had noticed as a survivor of sexual violence, there is a lot of negative connotations associated with the words “victim” and “survivor” in regards to sexual assault and violence. Surely there were people out there who supported and believed me, but the voices who wanted to victim blame and drown out those brave enough to speak were louder. One sleepless night, it hit me: sunflowers. Sunflowers are nature’s strongest flower: they can survive months of drought and still stand tall and beautiful. What a perfect metaphor for survivors; instead of channeling energy into feeling guilt and shame that is placed on survivors, let them compare themselves to a bright symbol of hope. So The Sunflower Project was born. With The Sunflower Project, I have been able to raise money for local sexual assault centers, appear at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events, organize

Last Saturday morning, sleigh bells were ringing in our local Village Square! 🔔 🎄 🔔 My dance school put on a performance, and it was so exciting to see my young students dance. Why? Because they were just bursting with excitement! 😂 Vendors cooked up savory and sweet treats, and the smells were amazing! We all had a great time, and the rain held off until everything was done. What a great day! 🎄 🔔 🎄 🔔 🎄
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Last Saturday morning, sleigh bells were ringing in our local Village Square! 🔔 🎄 🔔 My dance school put on a performance, and it was so exciting to see my young students dance. Why? Because they were just bursting with excitement! 😂 Vendors cooked up savory and sweet treats, and the smells were amazing! We all had a great time, and the rain held off until everything was done. What a great day! 🎄 🔔 🎄 🔔 🎄 #americanpageants #smartgirlsrock #juniormissofflorida #pageantry #apnationals2018 #highachiever #womenleaders #pageantsisters #pageantlife #pageantry #alvinailey #dancers #dancersofinstagram #flexininmycomplexion #dancer #igers jax #ballet #tapdancer #lyricalballet #pageantplanet #futureattorney #blackgirlsrock #ballerina #dancestudio #americanballettheatre #dancersofig #dancerecital #blackdancers #positivepageantry #pageantplanetservicesaturday @blackpageantqueens @blackgirlsreign #blackqueenslive @pageanttvworld @pageantplanet @thesashcompany

What a fun lunch! I was interviewed at school for the state newspaper about my #spreadalittlejoy campaign and my time at #apnationals2018 ❤️👑
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What a fun lunch! I was interviewed at school for the state newspaper about my #spreadalittlejoy campaign and my time at #apnationals2018 ❤️👑

A little throwback from our 2019 National Titleholder debut photo shoot! We are so thankful to @myheartsdesirephoto and @jamiehstacy for being the absolute greatest!! The girls looked STUNNING! 👑👑⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A little throwback from our 2019 National Titleholder debut photo shoot! We are so thankful to @myheartsdesirephoto and @jamiehstacy for being the absolute greatest!! The girls looked STUNNING! 👑👑⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pageantsponsor #apnationals2018 #americanpageantsnationals #americanpageants #pageantplanet #pageantgirl #pageantry #pageant #pageantlife #pageants #pageantsisters #scholarshipprogram #scholarships #pageantfamily #teenpageants #smartgirls #rolemodel #independentwomen #leadershipdevelopment #orlando #orlandoflorida #nationalpageant #officialsponsor #sisterhoodmovement #publicspeakingskills #interviewprep #titleholder #teenpageant #kidspageant #highachievement

“What a great experience!!!!! ❤️ Thank you to the @americanpageantsinc & all the staff, titleholders, and all of my sponsors back home that made this experience for me possible!!!!” - Miss of Kansas, Christina Million ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“What a great experience!!!!! ❤️ Thank you to the @americanpageantsinc & all the staff, titleholders, and all of my sponsors back home that made this experience for me possible!!!!” - Miss of Kansas, Christina Million ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #apnationals2018 #americanpageants @joshphotoradio @anytimefitnessdodge @juliecrotts @barth416 @official paisleyandpearls

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“Top ✋🏼 at Miss of America 👑” -Miss of Michigan, Savannah Fraser ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #missofmi18 #missofmichigan #americanpageants #apnationals2018

“Leaving Orlando was a bit bittersweet, but since #apnationals2018 were over Thanksgiving break, I wanted to say a few things that I'm thankful for. I'm so very thankful to have met, and to have each and every one of these girls in my life. Im so thankful for this experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world😊. I'm so thankful for @americanpageantsinc and for the American Pageants staff. You guys might not know it but you all at American Pageants have played a HUGE role in shaping me into the young lady I am now. I am so thankful for @sunnydesha . Thank you for being like a pageant mom to me and for always being a phone call or text away! I am thankful for @haven.watts . Thanks for being such an amazing mentor and person to look up to. I am thankful for becoming a Merit Finalist for Junior Miss of America. But most of all, I am thankful for everyone and everything who has had any impact in my life and shaped me into who I am today❤👑” - Junior Miss of the Peach State, Diana Sethna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“Leaving Orlando was a bit bittersweet, but since #apnationals2018 were over Thanksgiving break, I wanted to say a few things that I'm thankful for. I'm so very thankful to have met, and to have each and every one of these girls in my life. Im so thankful for this experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world😊. I'm so thankful for @americanpageantsinc and for the American Pageants staff. You guys might not know it but you all at American Pageants have played a HUGE role in shaping me into the young lady I am now. I am so thankful for @sunnydesha . Thank you for being like a pageant mom to me and for always being a phone call or text away! I am thankful for @haven.watts . Thanks for being such an amazing mentor and person to look up to. I am thankful for becoming a Merit Finalist for Junior Miss of America. But most of all, I am thankful for everyone and everything who has had any impact in my life and shaped me into who I am today❤👑” - Junior Miss of the

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