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Young Black Girls Shine at Athens' Inaugural Miss Juneteenth Pageant, fostering confidence

Emma Auer

Athens hosted its inaugural Miss Juneteenth pageant at the Morton Theater, celebrating 17 young Black girls aged 5 to 13. Directed by Shawanna Lay, the event aimed beyond beauty, fostering sisterhood, friendships, and confidence among participants. Reagan Jones, a 10-year-old from Oglethorpe Ave. Elementary, claimed the crown with a standout step routine, showcasing her confidence and captivating the audience.

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