Spotlight: AJ Thomas, Miss Catawba Valley's Teen 2024
Talent Category: Dance (Lyrical)
Previous MAO Titles: Miss Blue Ridge Valley Carolina Princess ’16-’18
Hometown: Mars Hill, NC
Current Schooling: I have grown up in the Madison County School System and am currently attending Madison Early College High School where I will graduate with my high school diploma and my associates degree in 2026!
What are your scholastic and/or career ambitions? I plan to graduate high school with my associates degree and then study psychology in college. After that I plan to use my degree to promote mental health and serve my community as a psychiatrist.
Community Service Initiative (CSI): Mental Health Matters
What are some objectives you have as a titleholder? My Community Service Initiative “Mental Health Matters” aims to educate on the importance of mental health and provide resources for those struggling with mental illness. Through “Mental Health Matters” I have been teaching lessons in schools on coping skills and self-confidence and I plan to continue working with local schools to promote mental wellness.
What are some interesting facts abut you? I love performing and am a member of the Dimensions All-Star Dance Team as well as the National Honor Society of Dance Arts! I also professionally model and have starred in two short films!
What do you enjoy doing for fun? I love dancing, reading, exploring the outdoors, hanging out with my friends and family, and meeting new people!
Learn more about the Miss Morganton / Catawba Valley Organization.