Only one girl in Missouri will represent our State in the Miss High School America Pageant in July and it is Sedalia’s Christina Stratton. Stratton competed for this coveted title at the Downstream Casino and Resort in Quapaw, Okla., on Dec. 14. There were three categories of competition: Evening Gown, Fun Fashion Wear and Interview as well as an opening dance number and on stage introduction where the contestants introduce themselves. Stratton finished first in evening gown and first in fun fashion wear. Her overall high score earned her the crown and the title of “Miss Missouri High School America” and a trip to Disney World to compete for the title of “Miss High School America.”
“I am very excited about representing Missouri at the National pageant. I decided to compete in this pageant after learning about the great organizations they are involved in and the very generous sponsors. There is a partnership with the People to People Student Ambassador program which gives the winner a free global educational travel experience. They also send their title holders out to do valuable charitable work and appearances such as speaking to students at schools about bullying, through an organization called “GAB-Generations Against Bullying,” and there are many exciting free gifts from sponsors such as Ray-Ban, Caboddles and North Face,” said Stratton.
Stratton earned her title last week and she has already volunteered at the Ewing Vocational Center, collected toys for children with cancer and this Saturday she will be riding in the “Sedalia Holiday Parade.” She is looking forward to a year filled with community service and fun events across the State. Everyone is invited to follow Stratton’s reign on her “Miss Missouri High School America 2014” Facebook page. This page will enable you to follow her royal journey to become Miss High School America 2014. Submitted.