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Carver to compete in national pageant

Addison Carver

Addison Carver, of Monticello, will compete at the national Miss High School America Pageant on June 29 and 30 at Robinson Center in Little Rock, Ark.
Carver is a sophomore at Lawrence County High School, a superintendent’s scholar, varsity cheerleader, member of the Beta Club, Student Council representative, member of the tennis team, member of the competitive dance company at Show Stopper’s Studio of Dance, and was recently selected as an NCA All American Cheerleader. She is the daughter of Dwayne and Kristi Carney, and the late Chuck Carver.
After losing her father to cancer at the age of 13, Carver turned to dance as a way to help her cope. She then started her initiative, Dance To Empower, which is to build dance appreciation, education, and awareness where she hopes to reach as many dancers as possible. She combines her initiative with the B.R.A.V.E. platform of the Miss High School America pageant, which stands for building respect and values for everyone to help children dealing with bullying and other struggles.
During the national competition, the delegates will be scored in three categories – an individual interview with the judges (40%), evening gown (40%) and fun fashion (20%).
The Miss High School America Scholarship Pageant Organization was started in 2009 for the purpose of providing personal and professional opportunities for young women. It is their goal to provide outstanding junior high, high school, and collegiate girls the opportunity to compete in a prestigious national level scholarship pageant.
For more information on the pageant, visit