Jeanelle Achee was crowned the title of Miss Vermont 2013 at the end of the state’s pageant held on Saturday night of June 22, 2013 at South Burlington High School Performing Arts Center . She will represent the state of Vermont at the upcoming Miss America 2014 pageant to be held this September in Atlantic City.
Jeanelle Achee, Miss Vermont 2013
Jeanelle is no new to beauty pageants. It is “third time’s a charm” for Jeanelle! She was the second runner-up at Miss Vermont 2012. In 2011, she competed in Miss Vermont 2011 and won the Miss America Community Service Award.
Jeanelle Achee of Rochester is the recipient of a 2013 Truman Scholarship for public service. She is a graduate of Sharon Academy, and a nursing student at the University of Vermont.
Set to graduate in 2014 with her nursing degree, Achee plans to pursue a doctorate in nursing and work in acute care, though she’s also considering a career in the elite U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, and would hope to combat the occurence of sexual assault in the military.
Established in 1945, the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals. A not-for-profit 501(c)3 affiliate of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization has made available more than $1 million in scholarships and in-kind funds to hundreds of young women throughout Vermont. Winners of the annual Miss Vermont Competition are eligible to compete in the Miss America Competition, held every January in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Each year, the Miss America Organization makes available more than $40 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance. Based in Linwood, New Jersey, the Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs. On an annual basis, Miss America state and local titleholders, along with the Organization’s network of volunteers, participate in more than 12,000 community-service projects, providing in excess of 500,000 service hours to worthy causes. For more information about the Miss America Organization please visit www.missamerica.org.