Cambri BrewerMiss Pearl River Valley
Hometown: Petal, MS.
Social Impact Initiative Description: “Livin the Dream” was created with the intentions to help middle schoolers form goals, learn proper social media usage, and to find their voice. Middle school is a hard time and it is extremely important for them to know that they have a purpose and they can live out their “dream”.
Talent: Tap Dance
What college do you attend, or have attended, or will attend if High School graduating senior? Pearl River Community College
What is your major? Biochemistry
List scholastic honors: Pearl River Community College’s William Lewis Honors Institute member, Phi Theta Kappa’s Most Distinguished Member 2019/2020, Dean’s List 2018/2019
What is your scholastic ambition? To obtain a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry then continue my education at Dental School and become a Doctor of Dental Medicine
Greatest non-academic accomplishment: Placing in the top 15 at the NASP World Archery Tournament in 2016.
What has been your greatest adventure? Please provide an answer outside of the Miss America program. My greatest adventure would have to be life itself. My life has had so many ups and downs, so many trials and errors. Learning from mistakes and becoming a better person from them all would be my greatest adventure.
What trip shaped your life? Please provide an answer distinct from your social impact initiative. Traveling to Belize in 2018 and working hand and hand with the Orphanage there, shaped my life in the most powerful way. The trip opened my eyes to the brokenness all around the world and how easy it is to take the little things for granted.
Use three (3) words to describe your greatest assets. Optimistic, Independent, Intelligent
Are you a person of intelligence or of common sense? Intelligence
Who is the most influential person in your life other than your mother? The most influential person in my life would have to be my youth minister.
What are your 2 favorite hobbies and what led you to them? Participation in the Miss Mississippi program is not considered a hobby for this question. My two favorite hobbies include archery and reading. I was introduced to Archery in the 6th grade during a physical education class and have been in love ever sense. I did not really fall in love with reading until a few years ago when I started thinking of deep physiological questions and wanting to read up on them.
Who is your most interesting relative and why? My six year old little brother is by far my most interesting relative. For starters he has no filter and picks up on people’s sayings fairly quickly, so watch what you say around him, and he loves so big. He loves in a variety of ways though. Whether that be words of encouragement one day or a funny joke the next. All of his actions are full of so much love from a little human.
What is the best advice you have received and from whom? Please answer this question with information from outside of the Miss America program. The best piece of advice I have received was from one of my instructors in college. She always told me to learn to smile at the hard things in life, because I will grow as a person by the end of it.
What is your favorite quote? “Everyone you come in contact with is fighting a battle. So be kind always.” – unknown
Who is your most influential mentor and why? Please answer this question with an individual from outside of the Miss America program. My most influential mentor would be my former instructor, Nichole Watkins. Mrs. Watkins believed in me as a student way before I ever did. She would always encourage me to never give up and always pushed me to be my absolute best self.
Other than being Miss Mississippi, what is your dream job? As cheesy as this sounds, my dream job would be doing anything that makes me genuinely happy. I really feel like right now my dream career would be as a dentist because that is what I believe would make me the happiest. Who knows what my life has in store though.
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I can be super hard on myself at times and immediately that is not always recognized. I have a very outgoing, goofy personality so it is hard for the people that I meet to realize I am my biggest critic.
What success have you learned most from? Please answer this question with an experience outside of the Miss America program. As funny as this sounds, making an A on any math test ever. My mind is definitely more science wired than math, so whenever I do well on a math test, I count that as a success. Through studying hard for the various math tests I have taken in life, when I am actually successful with them I have learned that I am capable of anything as long as I give it my all.
What failure have you learned most from? Please answer this question with an experience outside of the Miss America program. My first time trying out for Showchoir in middle school, I did not prepare at all and ended up not making the group. The following year, I practiced and practiced until I got everything right. I ended up making the team and did Showchoir 8th-12th grade. As a person, that failure taught me that in order to succeed in life, effort has to be put in. Nothing is ever handed to you.
What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss America Program? The most valuable thing I have learned from being in the Miss America Program is how to be confident in myself. Before competing in this Program, I would let my grades or peers define my confidence level but now I know I define that.
If you are crowned Miss Mississippi, what do you want to accomplish during your Year of Service? During my year of service, I would want to go to different schools around the state and help the future generation to believe in themselves. I think it is extremely important that middle school aged kids know that they are the future, and the future is now. Using the platform as Miss Mississippi would give the kids someone who they would actually listen to. Their principal, teachers, and parents can say it all day long but since I am at the age where I was in their place not too long ago they might be more willing to receive the information.
Is there a personal connection that made you pick your personal social impact project? Middle school was a hard time for me, as I assume it was for many other people. I tried to find my worth through social media, peers, etc. I did not realize that what I was doing as a middle schooler would later help or hurt me when trying to accomplish my “dream” later in life.
When is your sense of humor most evident? My sense of humor is most evident when I am comfortable with the people I am around. As soon as I ger comfortable with new people, I love to crack jokes left and right.
What historical figure best represents who you are striving to be?
What gadget can you not live without? As much as I hate to admit it, I cannot live without my phone, right now at least. I was raised in a time when everything you do involves some sort of technology.
What is your favorite sport and sport team? My favorite sport would have to be football. Growing up my father always coached some kind of sport and football was always my favorite. My favorite team would have to be the New Orleans Saints since my mom’s side of the family is from New Orleans. Other than that, I am not a very big sports person.