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Miss Palm Coast Myrrhanda Jones, 20, was crowned Miss Florida Saturday, July 13, and will continue on to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant this September, in Atlantic City.
“I am so overwhelmed with joy and love, it’s been a whirlwind of emotions and excitement,” she said on the phone a couple days after winning the crown.
Jones is a student at the University of Florida’s journalism program as a telecommunications major and hopes to pursue a career in television news. She also has a minor in nonprofit organizational leadership and is a member of the Alpha Psi chapter of Delta Delta Delta.
The new Miss Florida is also a member of UF’s Gatorettes and can be seen twirling her baton every game day, just as she did on stage during the talent portion of the pageant. Jones also showed off her twirling skills at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
The platform Jones ran under is Comfort for Kids, Inc., an official 501(c)3 that Jones founded six years ago, when her sister died in an ATV accident. The organization provides services for grieving, injured or ill children.
“I am very blessed to be able to represent Palm Coast at the state and national level,” Jones said.
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25 African American Cultural Society Membership Meeting
25 Gamble Jam
26 Flea Market
26 Youth Church Services
Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool now open for season
Also, Ninth Flagler County Citizens Academy Class graduates; and Volunteers needed for invasive plant removal.
Your Town: Let the flocking begin!
All donations from “flocking” directly benefit students to offset costs associated with attending the FPS International Competition this summer.
Carver Foundation auction now underway!
The George Washington Carver Foundation’s online auction went live today, April 6, with 60 items to bid on this year.