Hello, my name is Valaria Benton and I am the State of Illinois “Miss Teen” contestant for the 2014 Full Gospel Daughters of the Promise Pageant.
I will be representing the State of Illinois next year at the 21st Annual FGBCF International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, July 9th through July 11, 2014.
I am currently a senior at Orr Academy High School where I maintain an impressive 3.0 GPA and a member of the Academic Decathlon. I feel it is important to be involved in my school and community. I serve as a member of the Student Council, a role that I truly enjoy.
My extracurricular activities consist of membership on the Cheerleaders Squad and the Soccer Team. All of these athleticism make my God-given talent of dance a natural.
I plan to go to Clark Atlanta University to obtain a doctoral degree in psychology. To me studying the mind is the most interesting thing I can study. I feel that becoming a psychiatrist would be most productive in society. There is an immense need for psychiatrists. There are alot of people who are unaware of their mental health and it is my aspire to make a change. I want the world of the future generations to grow up in a safer environment. I want to be a world changer and to help ensure that for future generations.
I am member of Heritage International Christian Church in Chicago, Illinois, Bishop Dwight Gunn – Senior Pastor. I am a member of the Youth Ministry, T.W.I.S.T. Teens Worshipping in the Spirit and in Truth.
I credit my parents for teaching me the importance of God in my life, and keeping me well-rounded.
Pageants can be very costly, therefore I hope you will share this lifetime opportunity with me with your support by donating to help fund the necessities I will need in order to compete and represent the State of Illinois in a spirit of excellence.
I am asking the State of Illinois to please encourage your family and friends to join you by making a donation. But clicking the link above you can show your support using your credit or debit card.
Thank you in advance,
Miss State of Illinois
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
Daughters of the Promise.