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Mia Washington

2018 Miss Pre-Teen United States

Hello! I am Mia Washington, your Miss Pre-Teen United States 2018. I am from a small town in North Carolina and I’m a rising 8th grader at my middle school. I love sports and I play volleyball, basketball, softball and I even cheer for my school football team! When I’m not on the court or on the field, you can find me at my dance studio where I study lyrical and tap dance! Being involved at my school is also veryimportant to me. I am the President of the S.A.D.D. Club, (Students Against Destructive Decisions) a member of the NASA Club and a percussionist in my school band. I always find time to spend with my family and friends. Some of our favorite things to do are ride our 4-Wheeler and have family movie night! I also have a serious passion for fashion and I hope to one day see something I envisioned on the runway! I love pageantry because it has really helped me gain self-confidence and has given me the opportunity to meet amazing girls from all over the country. It has also given me a larger microphone to promote my platform. Over the past two years I have been able to provide hundreds of hours of volunteer work and community service! I just recently received the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award!My platform is called the Masterpiece in the Mirror. Bullying is a serious issue, one that causes approximately 160,000 kids to miss school each day in the United States. I was once one of those kids, and the pain of being bullied led me to create the Masterpiece in the Mirror. My goal is to help children and teens learn to accept themselves as unique works of art created by God. I want them to love who they see in the mirror! A child with high self-confidence is less likely to accept bullying behavior or participate in it. Through the Masterpiece in the Mirror and my curriculum I.M.A.G.E., I create awareness of the need for self-esteem through public outreach by partnering with organizations (Moe’s Southwest Grill) local organizations and foundations, being visible on social media and making an impact by involving others through events like the Holiday Happiness Initiative and the Ronald McDonald House: Operation Brunch. I am very involved in my community and I like to speak to kids and teens one to one! Once we talk about my I.M.A.G.E. curriculum, I give them a hand-beaded bracelet that says “IMAGE” so they can remember what we talked about. I am so excited to be able to promote my platform as Miss Pre-Teen United States 2018 and have an opportunity to talk to kids and teens all over the country!!!!