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Miss Juneteenth 2024 is Kimora Lee Wells.

Wells is a 15-year-old Carthage High School Honor student who exemplifies excellence in every aspect of her life. She is dedicated to her studies, passionate about her community, and committed to making a difference.

Wells has been an active member of NJHS and STUCO. She is known for her leadership, kindness and unwavering determination. Her interests include; biology, cooking, sports and fashion. She aspires to attend an HBCU when she graduates, receiving her certification in midwifery, and proceeding to earn her bachelor’s degree to become an OBGYN.

As Miss Juneteenth 2024, Wells is honored to represent not only herself but also the rich history and culture of her community. She understands the importance of Juneteenth as a day of reflection, celebration and hope for the future.

This was Carthage’s first Miss Juneteenth pageant. As a contestant Wells used her platform to create a community project. Her goal was to raise $1,000 to give to the Turner Park Revitalization. She quickly surpassed her goal with the outpouring support of local Community members and businesses. Turner Park is in desperate need of restoration, and Wells is very passionate about seeing it rebuilt. On June 22, she presented Turner Park with a check in the amount of $1,875.

Wells plans to continue to use her platform as Miss Juneteenth to serve in the community, be an example to other young girls, and continue to help fill the gaps by giving back wherever she can.