The embassy share the congratulatory messages on official website and across the social media on Monday with caption “Congratulations to Ms. Snit Tewoldemedhin from Eritrea for being crowned as Miss Africa USA 2023”
24-year-old senior neuroscience student at the George Mason University was crowned winner on Sunday at the coronation ceremony held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Maryland.
Tewoldemedhin, who migrated from Eritrea to the United States in 2019 was committed to helping children with disabilities because of her younger sister that lives with down syndrome and learning disability.
“Like her, I would love to use my neuroscience degree as well as this platform to make connections and open a school that primarily accommodates children like my sister. I would love to make adjustments to our current curriculums and make them successfully achievable for children with special needs.
“I would love to make the headquarters of my future school in Africa, and have branches of it around the world. I plan for the curriculum of the school to implement the importance of peace through teaching, role modeling and books to create confident peace oriented future leaders. And would love for the school to be an example to my fellow Africans, diasporas and foreigners to make sure people don’t flee of the country to get education but rather stay to get educated in our homelands.
The annual event which marked the 17th annual season of the beauty pageant was organized Afro USA Productions, a nonprofit organization formed by a US-based Cameroonian LadyKate De Jerome.
Kate explained the event was put together to empower young African women to lead in their communities, as well as to promote global humanitarian services.
Highlight of the event was the crowning of Tewoldemedhin as the new queen, music entertainment, runway featuring the finalists, fashion display and cultural dances.