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Over $20K Scholarship Awarded


January 8, 2023. Orlando, Fla. - The B4ACUSA Foundation announces successful fundraising efforts facilitating over $20,000 in scholarships awarded during the most recent national awards ceremonies. Ambassadors for the pageant raised awareness and funding for these causes throughout the fall, leading up to the national pageant that took place on January 4-8 in Orlando.

On January 5, over 120 guests gathered at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando to support the Still She Rose mental health initiative during the official Beauties for a Cause USA charity gala. The event included a presentation by former Miss Earth USA Andreia Gibau and Still She Rose author Laura Ashley Cliff. Attendees were encouraged to wear floral theme formalwear. The organization distributed rose seed packs, encouraging attendees to return home and plant rose bushes in memory of Cheslie Kryst. Finally, a record-setting 44 Beauties for a Cause scholarship finalists were recognized.


During the week-long national program, state ambassadors were able to experience the Still She Rose pilot program, including daily reflection, a stress reduction workshop, yoga led by HOTWORX instructors, and the post-pageant celebration and awards brunch featuring a presentation by Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey.

Remaining steadfast in the organization's mission, environmental efforts were prioritized during national events, including a collaboration with Keep Orlando Beautiful and The Clean Earth Project, removing over 220 pounds of trash from Orlando parks. The Teen delegates bonded together to create and model their own unique eco fashion from donated clothing and textile scraps. Delegates took home eco friendly gifts from Garbo Grabber, 4Ocean, Create Your Cove, Queenly, Executive Reign, as well as distribution of logo water bottles, reusable tote bags, and other items.


Through the People's Choice fundraiser on the Pageant Planet platform, 24 ambassadors were awarded a position in the upcoming second annual charity swimsuit calendar, in partnership with Rosen Hotels, The Code Creatives and Vizcaya Swimwear.


Throughout the year, each Ambassador fulfilled an independent community project, an initiative entitled "Think Global Act Local." These projects were factored into the selection of scholarship recipients for B4ACUSA Foundation grants. Corporate gifts allowed for special scholarship awards selected by those companies or gifted directly to those selected as national ambassadors.


SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Highest Fundraiser - Mikala Joly, Idaho

  • Highest Fundraiser - Chelsea Roberts, Utah

  • Highest Fundraiser - Nicole Sandrik, New York

  • Best in Think Global Act Local - Kylie Klunder, Michigan

  • Best in Think Global Act Local - Ava Smith, Georgia

  • Best in Think Global Act Local - Dana Arrieta, Arizona

  • Still She Rose Impact Award - Maggie Lemay, New Hampshire

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $1,500 - Madison Edwards, Alaska

  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $1,000 - Camille Buss, Rhode Island

  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $500 - Jessica Woodall, Tennessee

  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $500 - Danielle Mullins, Kentucky

  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $500 - Emilee Koch, Pennsylvania

  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $350 - Kailee Albeck, Illinois

  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $350 - Oliviana Keith, South Carolina

  • B4AC Official Scholarship - $350 - Jaanavi Dixit, Minnesota

  • Still She Rose Grant - $500 - Chelsea Roberts, Utah

  • Media Star - $150 - Victoria Chavez, Texas

  • People's Choice - $500 - Audrey Cass, Missouri

  • People's Choice - $500 - Sophia Rockmore, California

  • People's Choice - $250 - Anastasia Arrieta, Arizona

  • People's Choice - $250 - Madison Santiago, Arizona

  • People's Choice - $150 - Dakota Degenhardt, Florida

  • People's Choice - $150 - Jaanavi Dixit, Minnesota

  • Alexia Academic Consulting - $1,500 - Isabella Lamkin, Kansas

  • Alexia Academic Consulting - $1,500 - Renieal Campbell, Pennsylvania

  • Alexia Academic Consulting Entrepreneur Grant - $300 - Torianna Wilson, Alabama

  • Rosen Centre Scholarship - $5,000 - Winner of Miss Earth USA

  • Queenly Scholarship - $2,500 - Winner of Teen Miss Earth USA

  • B4ACUSA Scholarship - $2,500 - Winner of Teen Miss Earth USA


NATIONAL AMBASSADOR SELECTIONS

  • Danielle Mullins, Kentucky

  • Ann Pennington, New Jersey

  • Tayan Stansfield, Kentucky

  • Shawna Melvin, Maryland

  • Natalia Aldarondo, Florida

  • Angel Strong, Nebraska

  • Gracie Pfaff, Tennessee


Contact us to become a 2023 Ambassador Photo credits Moda Chic Photography

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