The Maynard 4 Foundation presents…

Miss Juneteenth Logo 5.20.22 - White Words2

Creating OpportUNITY For A Stronger CommUNITY

June 17-19, 2022

Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageantry Program™

This program is a unique pageantry experience for young ladies nationwide between the ages of 13-18. This pageant experience aims not only to showcase the inherent beauty and talent of these young ladies but to minimize stereotypes; develop a sense of self-confidence and pride; and deepen the understanding of African and Black/African American history and culture. This program will be hosted at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa located in beautiful Mobile, Alabama from June 17-19, 2022!

Why Mobile, Alabama?

As we reflect on the meaning of Juneteenth, many do not know that Mobile is the home of the last slave ship, The Clotilda. Participants will learn about its discovery and the development of Africatown. To learn more about The Clotilda, please visit the following websites:

Smithsonian Magazine

National Geographic

Junior Miss Juneteenth™

Participants

Kennedie Armstrong -2022 Miss Junior Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Clair Basey -2022 Miss Junior Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
India Carter -2022 Miss Junior Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Lakeria Davis -2022 Miss Junior Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Micah Johnson -2022 Miss Junior Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Kamarin Powe -2022 Miss Junior Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Savannah Stone -2022 Miss Junior Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Kirklyn Thurman -2022 Miss Junior Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Krislyn Yates -2022 Miss Junior Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama

Teen Miss Juneteenth™

Participants

JaKayla Armstrong -2022 Teen Miss Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Achol Atem -2022 Teen Miss Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Mia Hardy -2022 Teen Miss Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Aliciya Howard -2022 Teen Miss Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Kendra Jordan -2022 Teen Miss Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Sariyah Lewis -2022 Teen Miss Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Taliyah Scruggs -2022 Teen Miss Juneteenth Participant - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama

Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageantry Program™

Special Guests

Joi Williams - 2022 Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageantry Program  Special Guests - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Lenise Ligon - 2022 Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageantry Program  Special Guests - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Joe Womack - Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageantry Program - The Maynard 4 Foundation

June 18, 2022

Presentation: Past, Present, and Future of Africatown

Major Joe Womack USMCR(ret)

Executive Director of africatown-chess.org
Co-Founder of africatownhpf.org

Major Joe Womack, was born in historic Africatown, Alabama in 1950 & graduated from historic Mobile County Training School in 1968 (the first training school for blacks in the state of Alabama & a Rosenwald School). After earning a degree in Business Administration from Saint Paul’s College, Major Womack served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, leading operations in Japan, Korea, Pensacola, FL, and New Orleans, LA.  In addition to working 16 years at Shell/Dupont and being the first black professional to be promoted at that chemical facility. Major Womack has initiated many locally-led community efforts, some include Mobile County Training School Alumni Association, Africatown Community Development Corporation, Mobile County African American Summit, and Black Military Workers of America, Inc. & The Mobile County Environmental Justice Action Coalition.  Major Womack is an inspiring leader in promoting positive and sustainable change and currently leads a non-profit organization called C.H.E.S.S. or Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.

Bri Burrell - 2022 Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageantry Program Special Guests - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama
Zozibini Tunzi - 2022 Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageantry Program  Special Guests - The Maynard 4 Foundation - Mobile Alabama

Order of Events

Participants will engage in a weekend of activities to include the following:

Friday, June 17, 2022:

This is the day of arrival! Participants will have an opportunity to participate in a “Sister Circle,” where they will discuss a myriad of topics designed to promote self-esteem and confidence as emerging young leaders in their respective communities. This will be an opportunity to fellowship, network, and engage with local community leaders. Participants will also discuss educational goals and attend an HBCU Resource Fair. Participants will also discuss both educational and career goals. They will also attend an HBCU resource fair, where they will have an opportunity to learn about different HBCUs, speak directly to HBCU alumni and hear from Dr. Khalilah Burton, who will speak on financial literarcy with an emphasis on funding college.

Saturday, June 18, 2022:

Participants will attend two workshops that will include public speaking. Participants will have time to get ready for an evening of elegance to showcase an exhibition of beauty and intellect. Participants are expected to participate in a practice session that morning. The practice session will be led by Joi Williams, Princess America Pageants’ National Teen 2021, and our Director, Suntrease Williams-Maynard, Senior Miss America 2001. The pageant competition for both age categories will take place the second half of the day in the ballroom of the Battle House. During the pageant, there will be a presentation led by Major Joe Womack, USMCR (ret), who will share the past, present, and future of Africatown. Two young ladies will be crowned Junior Miss Juneteenth and Teen Miss Juneteenth, respectively, at the conclusion of the pageant portion of the program.

Sunday, June 19, 2022:

Participants, their invited guests, and their selected charities will enjoy a Juneteenth Scholarship brunch at the Battle House. This brunch will feature a keynote speaker to provide words of inspiration to the Participants. The crowned Junior Miss Juneteenth and Teen Miss Juneteenth will also be featured. Each Participant will also share how she will benefit from the scholarship provided. Additionally, the charities selected to receive a grant from The Maynard 4 Foundation on behalf of each Participant will be highlighted.

Following the brunch, Participants will embark on the Dora Franklin-Finley African American Heritage Trail Tour with an emphasis on Africatown and the Clotilda. More information about this tour may be found at dffaaht.org. This will conclude the program.

Pageant Participant Eligibility

Age Categories:

Young ladies ages 13-15 are eligible to compete in the Junior Miss Juneteenth pageant. Young ladies ages 16-18 are eligible to compete in the Teen Miss Juneteenth pageant.

General Requirements:

Participants must:

  • Have a 2.5 Minimum GPA
  • Be Single
  • Have no Dependents
  • Not have a Criminal Record
  • Have the Desire to Represent The Maynard 4 Foundation in a Positive Manner
  • Have the Ability to Volunteer on behalf of The Maynard 4 Foundation (virtual options available)
  • Have Parental Consent to Participate (applicable to Participants under the age of 18)
  • Have Availability to Attend Pageantry Meetings (virtual options available)
  • Have Time to Dedicate to Learn an African Inspired Dance to Showcase (virtual)

Registration:

The registration fee for entry is $375, which covers the pageant registration, the Participant’s ticket for the Dora Franklin-Finley Heritage Trail Tour, and the Participant’s Juneteenth brunch ticket. This may be paid in full or in three installments of $125 with the last payment no later than 60 days before the program. Those using the installment option must make scheduled payments on March 17, April 17, and May 17. Please contact Suntrease Williams-Maynard, Director, at suntrease@themaynard4foundation.org to address any payment concerns. Scholarships may be available. Participants may also engage in individual fundraising or seek sponsorship to assist with the registration fee. Should a Participant become disqualified for reasons outlined in the Rules and Regulations, no refunds are permitted. The deadline to register and make any payment is May 17, 2022.

Hotel Information

The host hotel for the event is The Battle House Hotel & Spa located at 29 N. Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602. A room block has been reserved for those Participants and parents/guardians that are traveling from out-of-state or those that are local and prefer to stay on site to enjoy in the full experience and amenities afforded by the Battle House Hotel & Spa. You may secure the room at our rate of $169 by reserving under our room block – Miss Juneteenth Pageant Program – The Maynard 4 Foundation. Rooms are limited, so please be sure to call and reserve before the deadline, which is May 20, 2022. The cost for lodging is not covered by the registration fee. As such, lodging expenses are to be covered by parents/guardians of the Participants.

Competition Information

Both age groups will compete in the following categories:

  1. BeYoutiful: Must wear attire that allows your “Light to Shine” and reflect courage, strength and confidence.
  2. Talent: Must demonstrate a talent that respectfully pays tribute to the African or Black/African American culture.
  3. Career Aspirations: Must wear attire that represents your future self and career aspiration.
  4. Formal Wear: Must wear traditional African formal clothing or formal wear reflecting Juneteenth colors.

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