2024 3rd Annual

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Recap of Events

#MoreThanAPageant

Congratulations to the

2024 Crowned Queens & First Runner Ups

2024 Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pagentry Program - Crowned Queens & Runner Ups

2024 Crowned

Junior Miss Juneteenth America®

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Queen Kamryn Washington

Fayetteville, GA

Kamryn is a sophomore at Sandy Creek High School, where she participates on the step team, flag football, drama club, poetry club and is a patriot singer. She enjoys theater arts, singing and dancing and is a working actor.

2024 Crowned

Teen Miss Juneteenth America®

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Queen Leatha Joyner

Los Angeles, CA

Leatha is a senior at Blue Ridge Academy, where she is involved in music, performing arts and acting. She also participates in Girl Scouts and Top Teens of America.

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Junior Miss Juneteenth America®

First Runner-up

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Ms. Vaughn July

Mobile, AL

Vaughn is a freshman at Murphy High School, where she is active in volleyball and chorus. She serves as a volunteer at Covenant Academy of Mobile and is active in her community and her church.

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Teen Miss Juneteenth America®

First Runner-up

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Ms. Jaelyn Brown

Mobile, AL

Jaelyn is a sophomore at Baker High School, where she serves as a basketball manager. She is also a member of the Youth Advisory Board for the City of Mobile and has served as a Youth Violence Prevention Teen Model. She enjoys dj’ing and journaling.

2024 Category Winners

Junior Miss Juneteenth America®

Category Winners

  1. Best BeYoutiful: Vaughn July
  2. Best Career Aspirations: Alana Williams
  3. Best Talent: Kamryn Washington
  4. Best Formal: Kamryn Washington

Teen Miss Juneteenth America®

Category Winners

  1. Best BeYoutiful: Leatha Joyner
  2. Best Career Aspirations: Braylee-Joi Thomas
  3. Best Talent: Jaelyn Brown
  4. Best Formal: Leatha Joyner

2024 Other Awards

  1. Philanthropic Award: Jaelyn Brown
  2. Salesmanship Award: Braylee-Joi Thomas
  3. Traveler’s Award: Leatha Joyner
  4. Juneteenth Community Award: Africatown Heritage Preservation Foundation
  5. Outstanding Service Award: Karrie Lewis-Pride

Miss Juneteenth America Class of 2024

Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program Class of 2024

2024 Junior Miss Juneteenth America® Participants

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Ms. Kyla Barnett

Semmes, Alabama

Kyla is a freshman at Mary G. Montgomery High School, where she serves in the Key Club. She is also a published author and is active in her church.

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Ms. Alisyn Bonney

Mobile, Alabama

Alisyn is a freshman at Murphy High School, where she is involved in the band. She is also a member of the Teen Advisory Board for the City of Mobile and enjoys dancing and crocheting.

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Ms. Daisha Corbin

Theodore, Alabama

Daisha is a 7th grader at Faith Academy, where she is involved in cheer, track and served as a Homecoming Maid. She also participates in tumbling and is active in her church.

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Ms. Brooklyn Mitchell

Daphne, Alabama

Brooklyn is a 7th grader at Daphne Middle School, where she is involved in band and FBLA. She also enjoys sewing and is active in her church.

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Ms. Morgan Phillips

Mobile, Alabama

Morgan is an 8th grader at St. Paul’s Episcopal School, where she plays JV soccer and in the orchestra. She plays the cello and is active in her church.

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Ms. Alana Williams

Mobile, Alabama

Alana is an 8th grader at Clark Shaw Magnet Middle School, where she plays softball and serves on the track team and as a cheerleader. She is also an active volunteer in her community.

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Ms. Kaidyn Williams

Daphne, Alabama

Kaidyn is a 7th grader at Daphne Middle School, where she is involved in the First Priority Christian Prayer Group and JV Golf. She also participates in gymnastics and is active in her church.

2024 Teen Miss Juneteenth America® Participants

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Ms. Aashirya Clark

Mobile, Alabama

Aashirya is a junior at Government Street Christian School, where she is involved in dance. She also participates in competitive cheer and is active in her church.

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Ms. Braylee-Joi Thomas

Montgomery, Alabama

Braylee-Joi is a sophomore at Brewbaker Technology Magnet School, where she is involved in volleyball, the Montgomery Teen Board and served as Miss Sophomore for Homecoming and the SGA Sophomore Representative. She is also active in her church.

2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program™ Recap

his year’s program consists of 13 young ladies with one even hailing from Los Angeles, California and another from Fayetteville, GA to participate in the Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program. In addition to competing for two national titles – Junior Miss Juneteenth America® and Teen Miss Juneteenth America® – the young ladies embarked on an educational and inspirational experience by participating in a series of workshops to include financial literacy, public speaking, a career sister circle and more! These young ladies worked diligently on researching a historical figure, selecting a career path and discovering the meaning of Juneteenth.

The public was invited to three events. The Second Line Parade took place on June 14, 2024 at 6:19pm. The Pageant followed on June 15, 2024 with a red carpet welcome reception at 4:00pm and event beginning at 5:00pm. The weekend concluded on June 18, 2024 with the Scholarship Brunch. All events were held at the Battle House Hotel & Spa in beautiful downtown Mobile, Alabama.

Tour & Workshops

Tour and Food & Beverage Sponsors

2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Dora Franlkin Finley
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Bishop State Community College Culinary Arts Dept
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Carrabba's Italian Grill
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Chick Fil A
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Wintzell's Oyster House

HBCU Spotlight

2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - HBCU Spotligt - Tennessee State University
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Ms. Chandler Holt

95th Miss Tennessee State University Elect

Workshop Presenters

Dr. Tracey Childs

CEO
Class 101-Mobile

2 Workshop Topics:
Mindful Minds & Goal Getter

Ms. Shonnda Smith

Interim Executive Director
Mobile City Public Works Dept

Workshop Topic:
Vision Boards

Mrs. Kendra Dickson Hudson

Sr. Instructor & Clinic Coor. in Speech Pathology at the Univ. of South AL

Workshop Topic:
Public Speaking

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Mrs. Lisa Williams

Community Development Officer
PNC Bank

Workshop Topic:
Financial Literacy

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Mrs. Anitra Belle Henderson

Founder
Lyvve Strategies & Schools

Workshop Topic:
Leading in Confidence: Tips & Tricks to Own the Room

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Ms. Phenicia West

Owner & Massage Therapist
Massage Essential Time, LLC

Workshop Topic:
Wellness

2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Karrie Lewis Pride -Executive Assistant

Ms. Karrie Lewis-Pride

Pageant Program Executive Assistant

Facilitator:
Sister Circle

Second Line Parade

Second Line Parade Sponsors

2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Downtown Mobile Alliance
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Mobile Arts Council
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Sophiella Gallery
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Toomey's Mardi Gras

Special Guests

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Ms. Shamonee Baker

Morning Anchor
WKRG News 5

Parade Hostess

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The Jukebox Brass Band

Mobile Alabama

Parade Band

Pageant Program

Platinum Sponsor

2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - PNC Bank

Other Sponsors

2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Alabama Humanities Alliance
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - National Endowment for the Humanitites

Crown Sponsors

2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Coastal Express Shuttle
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Junetini
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Publix
Joshua Jones - Crown Sponsor

Mr. Joshua Jones

Wayne Matthews - Crown Sponsors

Mr. Wayne Matthews

In-Kind Sponsors

2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Arrogant Shotz
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Bay Images
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Bishop State Community College Culinary Arts Dept
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - BRFVisuals
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - C Kinion Design
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Klean Kosmetics
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Mobile Arts Council
2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - Sponsor - Southern View Media

Other Sponsors

Harriett Oppenheim - Silver Sponsor

Ms. Harriett Oppenheim

Coretta Catlin - Other Sponsor

Ms. Coretta Catlin

Yolanda Richardson Harris - Beauty Professional

Ms. Yolanda Richardson-Hunter

Independent Beauty Consultant
Mary Kay, Inc.

Special Guests

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Ms. Shamonee Baker

Morning Anchor
WKRG News 5

Red Carpet Correspondent

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Mrs. Katryna Kinn

Owner
Elevate Consulting & Communications

Mistress of Ceremony

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Dr. Alexandra Jones

Presidential Appointee to the US Cultural Property Advisory Committee & Founder/CEO of Archeology in the Community in Washington, D.C.

Keynote Speaker

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Ms. Veda Robbins, RN, BSN

Decendant of the Clotilda
Restorative Economics Community Organizer in Africatown

Pageant Judge

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Honorable Carvine Adams

Presiding Judge
Mobile Municipal Court

Pageant Judge

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Dr. Dale Williams

Founder
Leadership for Queens

Pageant Judge

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Ms. Jenny B. Fazande

Owner
JB Design Services, LLC

Juneteenth Exhibition Designer

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Ms. Caleah Beverly

2023 Teen Miss Juneteenth America First Runner-Up

Soloist

2024 Special Guest - Caidyn King - Dance Solo

Ms. Caidyn King

2023 Junior Miss Juneteenth America First Runner-Up

Dance Solo

Scholarship Brunch

2024 Miss Juneteenth America Scholarship Pageantry Program - The Empowerment Approach Inc.

The Maynard 4 Foundation is proud to partner with The Empowerment Approach, Inc. to make scholarships available to our participants. The young ladies that participated in this year’s third annual Miss Juneteenth Americah Scholarship Pageantry Program have collectively earned $11,505.00 in scholarships!

Special Guests

Victoria Davis - 2024 National American Miss Alabama Teen

Ms. Victoria Davis

2024 National American Miss Alabama Teen

Mistress of Ceremony

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Ms. Brianna Burrell

Miss Alabama 2023

Keynote Speaker

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Ms. Chandler Holt

95th Miss Tennessee State University Elect

HBCU Spotlight Queen

Charities Impacted

AV Pride, Inc. (Georgia)
Baldwin Family Violence d/b/a The Lighthouse
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Guf Coast
Child Advocacy Center of Mobile
Girls Scouts of Southern Alabama
Opportunity 4 Entertainers & Performing Arts
Prodisee Pantry
Ronald McDonald House
St. Jude Chidren’s Research Hospital
The Cookery Project
Tie & Die, Inc.

 $3,643.25 in Grants Awarded

 

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