Saanvi Sreejit, an Indian American eighth grader at Fowler Middle School in Plano, Texas, will be representing her state at the National American Miss pageant to be held Nov. 19-Nov. 25 at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.
Sreejit, who was crowned Miss Texas Pre-Teen in July 2017, bested 180 contestants to clinch the crown in the competition that comprised of three rounds: personal introduction, formal wear and personal one-on-one interviews.
Along with winning the title of ‘State Queen: Miss Texas Pre-Teen 2017,’ Sreejit was also declared a winner in the ‘Top Model’ and ‘Miss Spirit’ for friendship and sportsmanship rounds. She was also in the Top 5 spots in other categories that included talent, spokesmodel, actress, casual wear modeling and photogenic.
Each year, the National American Miss pageants, which are based on “inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation,” award $1.5 million in cash, scholarships, prizes to “recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide.”
Pageants are held in each state for girls ages four to 18 in five different age divisions.
Born in India, Sreejit, who is a member of Girl Scout of USA, Best Buddy International and ACE-North Texas Performing Arts, during her early elementary schooling years lived in the Philippines, and Texas has been her home since the fourth grade.
A talented teenager, Sreejit, who has won numerous awards and recognitions in theater, singing and speech competitions, is currently associated with her school’s fall musical as an assistant director. She has performed in over ten major theater productions in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Fairview.
Some of her achievements include winning awards for impromptu and open interpretation speeches at the DFW Speech and Debate competition, winning the title of an outstanding vocalist and other honorable mentions in University Interscholastic League Solo and Ensemble after having rendered a German and a Latin song, and becoming a ‘Budding Artist’ finalist at the Wildflower Arts and Music festival.