Cameron Davis

Miss Deep South

Hometown:   Meridian

Scholastic Ambition:     Being a member of the 30+ ACT club, maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout high school

Scholastic Honors:     Honor Roll, Beta Club Honor Society

Talent: Dance

Platform:        Building Community Through Giving

 

What makes you special and unique? My ability to focus on what is important and not let the little things upset me.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I am able to handle obstacles that are thrown my way.

Best advice you have ever received? Sometimes you have to put yourself last to be first.

What can’t you live without? I cannot live without dance. It has been a big part of my life and I can’t imagine life without it.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?  I love everything mint chocolate chip.

What is your favorite movie genre and why? I am a lover of all Disney movies.  They have great story lines and are very inspiring.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? In ten years I will be 25 and hopefully on the path of completing a doctoral program and becoming licensed clinical psychologist.

Most valuable lesson learned? Competing in many dance competitions have taught me that it’s not always about winning, but being supportive of others.

Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why? Gymnast, Simone Biles.  She has inspired me to stay motivated and work hard to achieve my goals.

What motivates you? I am motivated by my family and friends and who constantly support me and encourage me to follow my dreams.

Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? Winning Teen Miss Fire and Ice at the regional and national dance competition. I was excited to reach my goal of becoming a title holder.

Best compliment you have ever received? I have been told that my smile lights up the room.

Secret wish or dream?  I would love to perform on Broadway. I have dreamed of performing on the amazing Broadway stage in New York since I was little.

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? I am very clumsy and tend to fall a lot. I was cheering at a football game, and while running to the concession stand, I tripped and fell in front of the student section. This is one of many of my falling stories.

What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you?    I would love to go skydiving, even though I am extremely afraid of heights.

What is your super power? I have the power of making any negative situation a positive one

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Program? I’ve learned what I am truly passionate about through my platform and helping in my community.

Describe yourself in one word. Energetic

A Fun Family Fact? I come from a Native American ancestry. My great-grandmother was full-blooded Creek Indian.

 

Hi, everyone! My name is Cameron Davis. I am 15 years old and from Meridian, Mississippi. In my city, I enjoy going downtown and visiting all the historic restaurants and landmarks. The new attractions are also an amazing sight to see! I am the daughter of Carolyn and Randall Davis and an only child. Being an only child has taught me many things including how to be independent and responsible.

I have been attending Lamar School for ten years and currently a freshman.  At my school, I am a member of the cheer team and serve as a student-to-student ambassador which welcomes new students and families to the school. I also attend Carol Merrill Academy of Dance where I have been dancing for eleven years. As a member of The Performance Company, I’ve had the opportunity to travel and visit various places and have received numerous recognitions and awards. At dance I enjoy mentoring and assisting with the younger students. Being a role model is important to me because I want to encourage others and set a good example. Through dance, I have also had the opportunity to perform at Disney World twice. Dancing on the Downtown Disney stage is an experience I’ll never forget. When I’m not dancing or in school, I enjoy going to Mississippi State football games and hanging out with friends. Through my first year of pageantry I have already learned so much about myself and my values. I’m excited to see myself grow and am very thankful to be a part of this amazing program.

 

My platform, Building Community Through Giving, focuses on volunteering and the importance of helping in the community. Over 1 billion people do volunteer work across the world and about 63 million Americans. A study back in 2015 showed that Mississippi ranked 43rd out of fifty states in volunteering. This shows that there is always room for improvement.  In the future, I hope that we will be able to increase in the ranks and that these statistics will only grow higher.  I will target projects concerning: Children, Education, and Community Development.

I see community service as a key element in my future because volunteering has taught me so much about my community and myself.  Every year my dad holds a Christmas toy drive and back to school supply drive for families in the area. I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to volunteer annually. Seeing the preparation and hard work that goes into these events makes me appreciate volunteering even more. The look on the children’s faces is the best reward anyone can receive. I have also had the opportunity to serve my community in school with an event called the Day of Love. I was able to collect supplies for a local animal shelter and deliver them. My hope is to be able to make an impact and increase my experiences in serving.