Raven Young, 2019 Miss University of Mobile

For the next year, Young will represent University of Mobile at various events, including the Miss Alabama pageant this summer at Samford University. Participation in this pageant is the next stage of the Miss America pageants across the United States.

Young looks forward to seeing the difference she can make with her platform, “The S.T.A.R. Program.” S.T.A.R stands for Students and Teachers on A Roll for education. Young has a dream of helping underprivileged schools by giving them needed school supplies. Young explains, “As a future educator, it’s up to me to bring attention to the many students suffering from lack of necessities. It’s time for us to put education back on top, and that starts with us supporting our teachers and students with the materials they need to be successful.”

Young is a gifted singer and won the talent award. She performed “I am Changing” by Krieger from Dream Girls.

Second runner-up was Grace Maddox, music major from Magnolia Springs, Alabama. Maddox also won the swimsuit portion of the pageant.

First runner-up was Kailee Montes, musical theatre major from Atlanta, Georgia.

Madison Verkouille, communication major from Saraland, Alabama, received People’s Choice Award. Sophie Eberhard, graphic design major from Milton, Florida, received Miss Congeniality.