Ms. Karrington Bourgeois – Wilkins

2023 Teen Miss Juneteenth America Appearances

2023 Teen Miss Juneteenth America Participant - Karrington Bourgeosis Wilkins

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)

June 17, 2023

Crowned Miss Teen Juneteenth America 2023

June 18, 2023

Scholarship Brunch

June 18, 2023

Interviewed by Fox 10 News Mobile

July 2023

Made an appearance at a female wellness retreat “Accepting Your Reflection” with Social Media Influencer, Allayah Beamon.


Volunteered at the Little Miss African-American Pageant


Attended the Mr. and Miss Compton Pageant


Volunteered at West Angeles Church


Attended and Volunteered at the Heirs of Afrika “Women of Power Luncheon”


Attended the Miss Black California Pageant


Toured Texas Southern University with the Homecoming Court


Tour in Historic Galveston, Texas (the birthplace of Juneteenth)

Day 1: Ball Highschool football game with Mr. Sam Collins                             

Day 2: Visited the Nia Cultural Center and met the author of Thurday Night Lights

Day 2: Visited the Historic Ashton Villa and met geneologist Mrs. Gillans

Day 2: Met Mrs. Sylvia Myers. Wife to the founder of the Juneteenth Movement and founder of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation

Day 3: Celebrated our ancestors at SanKofa event and visited more historical sites (too many to count!)

Day 3: Attended and spoke at the Juneteenth Queens Reception with Miss Juneteenth Texas

Day 4: Visited Reedy Chapel AME Church and talked with Mrs. Vera Bell Gary, granddaughter of Frank Bell who established the 1867 Settlement in Texas City


The official release of my book “Full Circle Moments:When God Shows You Before He Shows You”


Spoke at the Beta Phi Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa


Volunteered at the Union Rescue Mission: Hope Gardens


Appeared in the Los Angeles Kwanzaa Parade

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