Savannah Burnett

Miss Red Carpet City
Hometown: Grenada, MS
Hobbies: Cheerleading, Competitive Dance, Cooking, Church youth group, Grenada Junior Auxiliary Crown Club, and spending time with friends and family
School: Kirk Academy
Scholastic Ambition: To graduate as Valedictorian of my class and receive a full paid academic scholarship
Scholastic Honors: GPA of 4.0, Highest score in Algebra 1/2 in the Academic Betterment Competition for the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, District Spelling Bee winner, State Spelling Bee participant, Headmaster’s List for 9 consecutive years, Nominated for 16th Annual Trent Lott Leadership Institute For Rising 9th Graders
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform: The Cancer Free Cate Way
What makes you special and unique? As funny as it sounds, I have mismatched thumbs (one looking like a toe)! I used to be very self-conscious about it but now am proud of how it makes me different
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? When I first meet people I am very quiet and shy, but in reality I am very bubbly and fun to be around once you get to know me
Best advice you have ever received? My mom has always reminded me that “You never lose. You either win, or learn”
What can’t you live without? I definitely can not live without dance! Dance has always been very special to me, and I love performing on stage
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? My biggest guilty pleasure would have to be watching TV shows and movies on Netflix. I could sit in the same spot for hours watching my favorite shows and movies if my parents would let me
What is your favorite movie genre and why? I love comedy movies! I mainly like comedies because I love to laugh, but also because they are easy to watch with family and friends! Also, they don’t give you nightmares
Where do you see yourself in ten years? In ten years, I see myself as a medical student working towards my Master’s Degree in Child Psychology
Most valuable lesson learned? My most valuable lesson I have learned so far is to never take anything for granted. I try to live every day to its fullest and be thankful for what God has blessed me with!
09. Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why? My most valued role model would definitely be my great aunt, Mrs. Denton Sims. She is a very wise lady, and is definitely the strongest 88 year old I know! She gives the best advice, and wants the best for our family. When I am her age, I hope to be as well respected and intelligent as she is
What motivates you? I am most motivated by my mom. Whenever I feel like giving up, she is always there to calm me down and remind me of what I am capable of doing
Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? My greatest non-academic accomplishment would have to be being in the cast of the 2013 Nutcracker Ballet at the Ford Center in Oxford, Mississippi. Practicing for 8 weeks was definitely worth it because I met a lot of great people and was able to work on my technique with professional choreographers.
Best compliment you have ever received? The best compliment I have ever received came from one of my school teachers, who is also in charge of the Student Council at my school. Shortly after I was elected as a class representative for Student Council and President of my class, she told me I was a natural born leader, and was a very dependable young lady
Secret wish or dream? My dream is to be a Radio City Rockette! I have always been mesmerized by the fast costume changes and, of course, their famous kick line
What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? When I was in the third grade, my dance studio was performing at a showcase that the Ole Miss cheerleaders and Rebelettes host every year before they go to nationals. I was front and center in our formation, and in the middle of the dance, my top fell COMPLETELY down. I was so embarrassed, but I now can look back at the situation and laugh!
15. What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you? I would like to go bungee jumping! I have always been a very careful and cautious person, and I think I would definitely be out of my comfort zone jumping off a high surface
What is your super power? I have the ability to learn new information and adapt to new environments and situations quickly!
What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi Program? I have learned that beauty is not just on the outside but also from within. It’s not just a beauty pageant, but also a chance to get scholarships, get the word out about your platform, and also grow as a person
Describe yourself in one word. In one word, I would describe myself as a leader. I think of myself as a trustworthy and dependable person, and I am never afraid to stand up for what I feel is right
A Fun Family Fact? Every Christmas Eve after church, we all go ride around and look at Christmas lights together! We also all wear matching Christmas pajamas! This has become one of my favorite parts of Christmas with my family

Please write a short essay (2 or 3 paragraphs) describing yourself to the people viewing the website. Let people know who you really are. Keep in mind the questions you’ve already been asked and include other things that you would like people to know about you. Hello! My name is Savannah Burnett and I am from Grenada, Mississippi! I am an Honors student and was also voted Captain of my cheerleading squad! I have one sister, Lylah-Kate, who is also my Petite Magnolia Princess, and one brother, Nathan, who is three!
In my spare time, I enjoy competitive dance, working with my platform, and spending time with friends and family! I also enjoy reading and cooking, but only when my mom is around to help me so I won’t burn the house down!

Please write a short essay (2 or 3 paragraphs) explaining your passion for your platform and your stance on the subject. Be sure to name your platform and give a brief explanation of its purpose as well. My platform is The Cancer Free Cate Way. With the help of a doll (Cancer Free Cate), I work to inform young girls, specifically first through sixth graders, of skin cancer, its causes, its consequences, and its prevention. Being that my mother has been through many skin cancer treatments, I understand how vital it is to speak to young girls about this totally preventable disease.
I hope that with my platform, I will make a difference and leave an impact on young girls throughout the state. If we stress skin cancer awareness and prevention in schools and in the home, we could possibly see a skin cancer free society, just like Cancer Free Cate