These beauties are giving back at such a young age and are already change-agents in this world. I love to hear young people making such an impact at their tender ages. Enjoy!
MISS JUNIOR TEEN UNITED STATES - 2020
Graceson is your Miss Junior Teen United States. She is a passionate artist who enjoys all forms of art and using her gifts to benefit others. She is the youngest in her family with two older brothers. Her oldest brother grew up as a heart patient at Children’s Hospital. His experiences led her to develop her platform, “A Work of Heart.”
“A Work of Heart” combines her artistic talents, love for the arts and desire to raise awareness and funding for children with congenital heart abnormalities. One out of every one hundred babies are born with a heart condition, making it the most common birth defect in the United States. During her reign, her platform service efforts will benefit the Cardiac Care Unit at Children’s Hospital.
Graceson considers herself blessed to have been given the opportunity to coordinate with two child life specialists at Children’s. With their support she has provided 20+ handmade heart monitor carriers for the Heart center and 20+ Halloween costumes for the cardiac NICU. Graceson is currently launching an online photogenic contest, and hosting an art gala in 2021 where artists will donate a piece of art for auction. All money raised will benefit the Cardiac Care Unit at Children’s Hospital.
LITTLE MISS UNITED STATES - 2020
Coming from the small town of Kimberly, Alabama Caroline Grace Dowdy is a girl with big dreams. Even at an early age, Caroline has always reached for the stars. Currently in her seventh year of dance and second year of voice training she enjoys entertaining others and being on stage every chance she gets. Caroline competed in her first pageant at the young age of four and instantly fell in love with the glitz and glamour of pageantry. She enjoys the sisterhood pageants provide and cherishes the many friendships she has made.
Pageantry has also provided Caroline with a strong work ethic which has transferred over to her academics. She is an honor roll student in the gifted education program at her school along with being a member of the Science Olympiad team and School Safety Patrol.
Throughout her short life, Caroline discovered her passion for service and community involvement. She has led many charitable projects including diaper drives, foster children care packages, and toiletry collections for Ronald McDonald House. Her love of service inspired her to create the platform, “Seeds of Light”. Through her platform she hopes to encourage children to get involved in their communities which will in turn make their communities stronger. Caroline wants children to see the importance of being involved and how fulfilling giving back truly is. Caroline believes that if she can help light the spark in just one child’s heart to make a difference then the possibilities are truly endless.
Find out more about the United States Pageant, HERE