Using her platform for the betterment of her community!
Senior, Joli Russo competes for Miss Florida 2021!
In preparation to compete for the scholarship competition this July, Joli must to prepare for a judge's interview, maintain excellent grades, volunteer and exhibit her abilities as a leader and role model in her community, all before walking the runway!
Of all her work to prepare for the competition, Joli stated that her volunteer work has been the most meaningful! "I have volunteered at a lot of different organizations but I volunteered to teach autistic children socialization skills in school every day. I also became the Saint Jude's ambassador and have raised about $5000 for them and $15,000 for the Sloan Kettering foundation since both of my parents are cancer survivors. I now have a new platform which is TBI awareness since I am now diagnosed with it and I have been talking to doctors to do a collaborate with them to create a tool kit for kids that are suffering with TBI's as well."
Congratulations and best of luck, Joli!