The Second Annual Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant was held at the Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum on Saturday evening, June 18, 2022, before an enthusiastic audience of family, friends, and Juneteenth celebrants.
The Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant is not to be mistaken for a beauty pageant, to the contrary, it is a cultural pageant steeped in the African American experience. The pageant is designed to promote sisterhood, unity, self-confidence, and social awareness. Typically, it is the Crown Jewel of Juneteenth commemorative activities.
The 2022 pageant contestants consisted of an amazing group of very talented young ladies who attend area high schools. The contestants were Miss Iahnna McNealy, Miss Ceyona Stewart, Miss Cyann Henderson, Miss Ta'Leah Floyd, and Miss Micah Webster-Bass.
The contestants gave new meaning to the pageant's theme of "An Evening of Black Excellence" as they effortlessly performed their routines much to the delight of a very excited audience.
The Winner of the 2022-23 Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant, Miss Micah Webster-Bass was crowned by her predecessor, Miss Kimberly Green, the 2021-22 Miss Juneteenth.
Miss Webster-Bass is the daughter of the Honorable Judge Lester Bass and Mrs. Selena Webster-Bass. The First Runner-up was Miss Cyann Henderson, and the Second Runner-up was Miss Ceyona Stewart.
The pageant choreographer was Julie Williams, and the director of the Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant was Kezia Hendrix Rolle, Owner and CEO of the Jacksonville Centre of the Arts which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in Jacksonville.
In addition to Miss Webster-Bass winning a $1,000 scholarship award, she is a qualifer for the National Miss Juneteenth Pageant to be held in Galveston, Texas in October 2022.The Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant was hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation of Jacksonville, Florida.
Register for the Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant 2023-24 at the webpage Miss Juneteenth Pageant.