Miss S.C. Sweet Potato Festival Teen Kinsley Odom nominated for National Youth Advocate Award

Miss S.C. Sweet Potato Festival Teen Kinsley Odom

Miss S.C. Sweet Potato Festival Teen Kinsley Odom

Miss S.C. Sweet Potato Festival Teen Kinsley Odom is one of ten nominees for the prestigious National Youth Activist Awards sponsored by Omni Hotels and Resorts.

Odom, a sophomore at West Florence High School, will be vying for the Community Ambassador Award for her work with her personal platform “Downright Perfect” promoting Down Syndrome Awareness. Her story stems from her brother Kayden, who suffers from Trisomy 21, and the positives and not the negatives of the disease. She is a true supporter of her brother and wants the world to know that just because someone is affected by Down Syndrome that it doesn’t make them any different. She promotes her platform by speaking to civic organizations and schools and works very closely with her brother’s class to organize events for the special needs individuals.

“I am honored to be chosen as a nominee for these prestigious awards,” Odom said. “ I have worked hard to let others know about my platform and thrilled to be able to possibly take it nationwide.”

The awards ceremony will be held on March 11, 2016 at the Omni Hotel and Resorts in Nashville, Tennessee, and her family along with Miss S.C. Sweet Potato Festival pageant Local Executive Director Will Isgett will accompany her to the event.

Read more about her platform here: My little brother is Downright Perfect

Author: Jana Pye

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