Miss Valley - Miracle Sammons
Screaming “Go Indians!” from Lucasville, Ohio: I am Miracle Sammons, Miss Valley 2022! I am the daughter of Ryan and Susan Sammons and big sister to Natalie and Eva Sammons. I am a junior at Valley High School. I’m a proud member of the Lucas Chapter of the National Honor Society, Editor of the High School Yearbook, a member of the Prom Committee, and a Varsity Tennis player. I participate in the College Credit Plus program at Shawnee State University and am taking Advanced Math classes to support my dream of being a High School Math Teacher. In addition to this, I find it so rewarding to be a Youth Ambassador at Temple Baptist Church, the Secretary of the Kids Tennis Association, placing 7th and 8th nationally at the ESPN Wide World of Sports National High School Cheerleading Championship, and being named a County, District, and Regional Grand Champion for Public Communications!
I am passionate about the life long skills and the benefits that all people can gain from playing tennis, so my platform - “Serving Up Fun, Set for a Lifetime” focuses on providing local tennis workshops for people of all ages and backgrounds! I will be working with our local Kids Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association Midwest Division to help kids in 1st - 8th grades learn to play tennis and most importantly, to have fun!
I will be partnering with these organizations to create and host youth tennis clinics during National Tennis Month, May 2022. The clinics will be held May 8th, 15th, 22nd, and June 5th at the Shawnee State University Tennis Courts from 4:00-5:30 pm. In addition, I received a request from the local “Bob’s Memorial Project” (Down Syndrome Community) to host a clinic for their members. I am happy to announce that I will also be holding a clinic for all individuals with developmental disabilities on May 22nd and June 5th from 3:00-4:00 pm. All participants will receive an age-appropriate tennis racquet, tennis balls, a t-shirt, and a bag. Our tennis players will have the chance to get lots of goodies, learn from some amazing coaches, and try a new sport!
Being named Miss Valley 2022, and hopefully Miss Riverdays, means so much more to me than competing for a crown. For me, it is about being a leader in my community, making a difference with my platform, and creating more opportunities for our youth. It is about being someone that others can look up to and making my community proud!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to God, my church family and parents/grandparents, the Valley Local School District, the Friends of Portsmouth, the River Days committee, the contestants, the pageant moms, our families and friends, our communities, and last but not least, ALL of our amazing sponsors for making this a dream come true and an amazing experience for all of us!
I have bled purple and gold since I was five years old, and I cannot wait to represent that same purple and gold on the River Days stage this September!
The People's Choice Award will be awarded to the contestant who raises the most money for the River Days Festival and will be guaranteed in the Top 5 or 6.
The People's Choice Award will be announced during crowning.
Portsmouth River Days is operated by Friends of Portsmouth, a registered 501c3.
Platform: Serving Up Fun, Set For A Lifetime!
Community Service Project: Raising awareness of the benefits of tennis to area youth and their families.