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Impacting the community; How Miss Sylacauga is using her platform

SYLACAUGA Ala. – Miss Sylacauga, Ibby Dickson is gaining an extra year of serving her community, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Miss Alabama organization canceled its 2020 competition due to COID-19, giving contestants an additional year to represent their organization and platform, while making a difference in their community.

Dickson’s platform is Mentoring Matters, which promotes and encourages mentoring between all ages. During her time as Miss Sylacauga, she has created campaigns to encourage relationships between different generations, and a website to promote national mentoring organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of America and National Angels.

She has spent hundreds of hours volunteering within youth-focused organizations to mentor and make an impact, where she can.

The international pandemic has not stopped Ibby from serving the youth in her community. She interacts with people daily through her online platform.

She recently hosted a Miss Sylacauga Photogenic Contest online, where anyone ages 4-18 could send in their headshot to compete for a chance to win in their age division. All the proceeds benefited Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which is the national partner of the Miss America Organization.

“Having an extra year in this role means more opportunities to finish the work I’ve started on mentorship, servanthood, and hopefully, making an impact on every individual I have the privilege to meet,” said Dickson.

The 2021 Miss Alabama Competition is set for June 9-12 at Samford University. Next year will also be the 100th anniversary of Miss America.

To learn more about Miss Sylacauga and her platform, click here.



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