Campbell Follen Thomas

Miss Red Carpet City

Hometown: Grenada, MS

Hobbies: Tennis, running, traveling, singing, acting

School: Kirk Academy

Scholastic Ambition: Graduate collage with a communications/journalism degree

Scholastic Honors: National Honor Society, Kirk Scholar, Straight A Student

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Power of Positivity

What makes you special and unique?  God made me special and gave me the talent to entertain.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize?  I am an old soul and love I Love Lucy, Carol Burnett, The Golden Girls and 70’s music.

Best advice you have ever received? Kill them with Kindness.

What can’t you live without?  Faith, Family, and Friends and phone.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?  Anything to eat in New York City.

What is your favorite movie genre and why?  Old movies because they have happy endings and comedies because I love to laugh.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?  Hosting a TV talk show.

Most valuable lesson learned?  Don’t quit when the going gets tough; it will pay off in the long run.

Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why?  Hoda Kotb because she is always positive and happy.

What motivates you? The desire to be the best at whatever I do.

Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title?  Best Offensive Player on basketball team for last 2 years; lead in school plays.

Best compliment you have ever received?  A mother told me that her little daughter wanted to grow up to be like me.

Secret wish or dream?  Be the next Savannah Guthrie.

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?  Accidentally pulled down my basketball shorts while taking off my sweat pants.

What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you?  I’d like to try sky diving.

What is your superpower?  The Power of Positivity!  Being positive is contagious and can change people’s lives!

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi Program?  That it is an honor to be in the Miss Teen pageant with so many outstanding and talented girls.

Describe yourself in one word.  Leader

A Fun Family Fact?  I am one of 16 grandchildren, and when we all get together it is so much fun.

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.

Hi! My name is Campbell Thomas, and I am a sophomore at Kirk Academy in Grenada, MS. I consider myself a typical teen-ager with lots of friends I like to hang out with and stay up late snap chatting. At school I am a straight A student and stay busy being involved with lots of school-related activities; such as Student Council, FCA leadership team, Interact Club, Drama Club, Show Choir, cheerleading, basketball, track and tennis. I also serve as President of the Sophomore class and strive to set a good example as a leader.

I enjoy living in Grenada, because it is a small town where we have a close community, and everyone knows each other. I am involved in my church and sang in the Christmas cantata. I am a member of the Crown Club where we do community service projects. As a member of the Interact Club which is sponsored by the Rotary Club, I do service projects also.

Family is very important to me. I have a large family with sixteen first cousins. I have to admit my parents spoil me. They are very supportive and never miss one thing I am involved in. My younger sister Catherine is lots of fun, my best friend, and keep my secrets. My family enjoys traveling. My parents plan at least one special trip for us to take together each year. I am truly blessed with a wonderful life.

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.

The name of my platform is POP—the Power of Positivity. Our society today has too much negativity which leads to misunderstanding, prejudice, and even violence. I believe that is very important for young people to learn how a positive attitude can make positive changes and encourage understanding in our schools, communities, state, and nation. The Power of Positivity is a mentoring program to teach young children and teenagers how to become positive role models to bring about much needed change.

Since I firmly believe that the younger a child understands how important it is to be positive, I have started my mentoring program in kindergarten and elementary school. I read books, play games and sing songs with them that all have positive messages. In high school we have discussion about being positive as a way to prevent bullying. In the community I have partnered with the Grenada Junior Auxiliary in their Ingenues program to mentor underprivileged girls.

Because positivity is so powerful and contagious and affects everyone around us, I plan to use my platform to reach out and help others. I designed a t-shirt with a “Be Positive” logo that I have been selling and plan to donate the proceeds to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, because they provide such a positive, caring atmosphere for their young patients.

My purpose in promoting my platform of the Power of Positivity is to help make a positive change in our society. Positive change doesn’t happen overnight, and my efforts may seem small; but change needs to start somewhere, and why not with me?