Ms. Mariah Smith

2023 Junior Miss Juneteenth America Appearances

2023 Junior Miss Juneteenth America Participant - MARIAH SMITH

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

June 19, 2023

Teen Miss Juneteenth, Karrington Bourgeois-Wilkins of Los Angeles, CA and I spoke at the Scholarship Brunch, presenting our charities of choice with a donation and receiving our scholarships. My charity of choice was Fostering Together Gulf Coast.

June 19, 2023

Vernon Z. Crawford Bay Area Bar Association Juneteenth Celebration at Kazoola Eatery & Entertainment.

June 19, 2023

Teen Miss Juneteenth, Karrington Bourgeois-Wilkins of Los Angeles, CA, and I spoke at FOX 10 about our new crowns and how we plan to reign throughout this year.

July 13, 2023

WKRG 5 Appearance: I spoke about the Miss Juneteenth pageant and what I plan to do with my crown throughout my reign.

July 13, 2023

NBC 15 Appearance: I spoke with Kym Anderson, targeting youth violence while discussing my platforms throughout my reign as Miss Junior Juneteenth America.

July 18, 2023

At the Mobile City Council meeting, I spoke with the Youth Violence Prevention director, Joshua Jones, and two other outstanding young men to receive the Youth Violence Prevention Week Proclamation.

July 22, 2023

Fostering Together Gulf Coast’s Back 2 School Bash

July 24, 2023

Youth on the Winning Side at Nazaree Full Gospel Church

July 28, 2023

FOX 10 Appearance: Interview with Lenise Ligon discussing my reign and platforms.

August 26, 2023

Africatown Heritage House Appearance: I performed Wade in the Water Arranged by: Stephen DeCarse.

September 16, 2023

Working in the Community: I walked around with Dr. Jones from Archeology in the Community with DC, surveying graves within the Africatown cemetery for future generations.

October 7, 2023

The Gulf Coast Challenge appearance and parade. This game featured Alabama A&M University Bulldogs and Jackson State University Tigers.

October 14, 2023

How I Wear my Crown Appearance , presented by the Society of Clotilda. This event embraced our individuality and paid homage to other black women in our community that influences us to never forget our crowns.

December 17, 2023

Greater Mobile (AL) Chapter Link of the Link, Scholarship Reception appearance. As a prelude to the reception I performed Wade in the Water Arranged by: Stephen DeCarse.

December 27, 2023

The HBCU Pigskin Showdown appearance: I greeted the guests at the Kickoff Luncheon for the football game on Saturday, December 30th. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

December 30, 2023

I Celebrated  Kwanzaa with Big Zion A.M.E. Church while providing an amazing musical selection, Wade in the Water Arranged by: Stephen DeCarse.

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