Junior Miss Juneteenth America & Teen Miss Juneteenth America
Junior Miss Juneteenth America
Mariah Smith of Mobile, AL
Mariah is a rising junior at UMS-Wright Preparatory School, where she is an exceptional student. She is actively involved in a number of activities at her school to include the jazz band, marching band and a number of clubs such as the key club, sociology club, scrub club, WOW (words of wisdom) club, photography club, art history club, art guild club, theater club, ASL club, Spanish club, and book club. She is also passionate in her community by working with the junior league of Mobile, Fostering Together, and the Jazz studio. She also enjoys painting in her spare time.
Her favorite quote is:
Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. – Angela Bassett
Teen Miss Juneteenth America
Karrington Bourgeois-Wilkins of Los Angeles, CA
Karrington is a rising junior at St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, California, where she maintains honor roll while being involved in both the activism club and the book club. She is also heavily involved in a number of activities to support her community such as the West Angeles Education & Enrichment Process, United Voices of Peace Choir and the Ladylike Foundation. She is the recipient of a number of awards such as Miss Juneteenth Los Angeles 2022/2023, Little Miss African American Scholarship recipient, Alpha Kappa Alpha Tau Beta Omega Chapter Poetry Slam Winner. She is also a soon-to-be published author of the book titled: Full Circle Moments in Anthology: When God Shows You Before He Shows You. Her hobbies include writing poetry, reading comic books, singing and watching movies.
Her favorite quote is:
When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree, beside the river of truth and knowledge and tell the whole world–“No you move.” – Steve Rodgers, Captain America (Amazing Spiderman #537)
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