Third Graders at Valley Institute Met Royalty!

Students are standing and smiling.Third grade students at Valley Institute Elementary met royalty this week! Cameron Smith is a product of Washington County Schools and the current Miss Virginia Highlands title holder for the Miss America Organization.

Cameron was a guest reader celebrating Read Across America Week.  As a King University student majoring in Elementary Education, she spoke to students about believing in themselves and knowing they can do anything they set their mind to with some hard work and determination.  She also answered questions
about college life, what it takes to be a beauty queen (it's a lot more than pretty dresses and hair!), and the importance of giving back to your community.  Students "ooohed and aaahhed" when she distributed autographed picture cards for them to remember her visit.  We sure hope to see her walking the Miss America stage this fall!

Contact Person: 
Karla Worley