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Davanna Law is the first Virginian to win America's Homecoming Queen Scholarship Pageant.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Davanna Law is the first Virginian to win America’s Homecoming Queen Scholarship Pageant.
After the Wirtz resident was crowned the Homecoming Queen of Franklin County High School in October 2012, Law competed in Virginia’s Homecoming Queen pageant in March. After winning there, she was sent on an all-expense paid trip to the July 20-24 national competition in Memphis, Tenn.
“I didn’t think I would make the top 10,” said Law, 18. “It was really unexpected, but it’s truly an honor.”
Each contestant (rules state that a contestant can compete only once) prepared and presented a one -minute speech about why someone should visit her state. They also prepared a two-minute video about themselves, including activities of community service. Law’s platform is breast cancer awareness.
“My mom is a survivor of breast cancer,” said Law. Her parents are Kenny and Tammy Law. “So I want to raise as much awareness as I can.”
According to Law, part of her winnings included a $2,000 scholarship for her college tuition. This fall, Law will be attending the American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York for its dance conservatory.
As America’s Homecoming Queen, Law is representing the patients of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and will be featured in the 55th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl Parade on ESPN on Dec. 31. Law says she will be joined by a mystery celebrity.
“I don’t know who it is,” she said, “but it’ll be exciting because they’re also going to have the kids from the hospital come dance on stage too.”
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