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2021 Ohio Miss Amazing pageant held at John S. Knight Convention Center in Akron

2021 Ohio Miss Amazing
Posted at 11:00 PM, Jun 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 09:53:52-04

AKRON, Ohio — The 2021 Ohio Miss Amazing pageant was held in Akron on Sunday evening, an event that prides itself on creating equal opportunities for girls with disabilities to build self-esteem, dismantle stereotypes and build relationships with peers.

Miss Amazing has chapters in 32 states and on Sunday, the Ohio chapter held its annual competition.

Girls and women ages 5 and older with an IEP, IPP, 504 plan, SSI, or physician records indicating a disability were invited to participate and the only other requirement was donating five cans of food that were donated to local food banks.

During Sunday's pageant, 16 girls, teens and women participated, showcasing their skills in interview, personal introduction and passion presentation.

News 5's Mike Brookbank emceed the pageant and was joined by reigning Miss Ohio Amazing queens and special guest speaker Karolyn Drone Smith. Christian pop singer and songwriter Meghan Rachelle Oberlin performed at the event.

To learn more about the Miss Amazing organization, click here.

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