Friday, January 20, 2012

Sarah Hillware was crowned America’s Miss District of Columbia 2012

Road to Miss America 2013

Sarah Hillware was crowned America’s Miss District of Columbia 2012 on January 14th, 2012. The America’s Miss Organization places emphasis on philanthropy and service. Ambitious, passionate, intelligent and kind are some words that can be used to describe this year’s America’s Miss District of Columbia 2012 state titleholder, Sarah Hillware. In addition, she’s funny, confident and has an approachable smile. Those who know her personally are inspired by her dedication to community service, healthy living, and her love for her favorite place, the District of Columbia.

Sarah Hillware Crowned America's Miss District of Columbia 2012

Unlike many beauty pageant titleholders, Hillware has only competed in one other preliminary pageant, where she won the “Spirit of Miss DC Award” for enthusiasm and dedication. Sarah states that she has gained a great deal from that experience and has grown as a person, as well. Living in Washington, DC, Hillware says, “You have to know how to articulate and justify ideas, communicate with people from many different backgrounds, and be up-to-date on current events. Washington, DC women are classy and intelligent, and that is what I hope to embody as this year’s titleholder.”

Miss Hillware is also one busy bee! She is a junior, enrolled full-time, at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She studies global public health and upon graduation with her BA in 2013, will pursue both a Master of Public Health and a medical degree. She hosts an online radio show every Wednesday evening, highlighting local and global community efforts, entitled The Sarah Hillware Show. If that isn’t time-consuming enough, she serves on the advisory board for a nonprofit organization, volunteers regularly with 4 local organizations, is a youth advocate on Capitol Hill, and serves as a mentor to a handful of teens. Her platform, which she will be bringing awareness to this year, is “Knowledge Is Power: Empowering People to be Their Own Best Health Advocates.” Sarah will compete in July for the national title.

Sarah will compete in July for the national title

Helping and inspiring people are not only important, but essential, Sarah says. If there was one thing she could tell the world, she would say, “Be exactly who you are. We need each and every individual talent to contribute to creating a better world.”

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