Spotlight: Ella Parker, Miss Emerald Ridge's Teen 2024
Talent Category: Dance
Previous MAO Titles: Miss Concord’s Teen ’23
Hometown: Lincolnton, NC
Current Schooling: A Senior at North Lincoln High School with dual enrollment at Gaston Community College
What are your scholastic and/or career ambitions? To attend a four year university and major in business administration with a focus in marketing. With this degree, I would like to pursue a career in non-profit fundraising / marketing.
Community Service Initiative (CSI): Inclusion for All
What are some objectives you have as a titleholder? My CSI, Inclusion for All, focuses on bringing awareness to inclusion of all types of people through A Chance to Dance. My plan as Miss Emerald Ridge’s Teen and hopefully Miss North Carolina’s Teen is to spread inclusion further by spreading my message that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.
What are some interesting facts abut you? I am ambidextrous; I have traveled to 4 countries; I have over 400 hours of community service hours through the Lincoln Cultural Center. I have two Great Danes named Phineas and Hank!
What do you enjoy doing for fun? I enjoy dancing and performing with my dance teams. I enjoy taking open dance classes or shopping at Marshalls in my free time.
Learn more about the Miss Emerald Ridge Organization.