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Amelia (Mia) Williams applauded for 12 years, starting with cheers from young people, then OVA competitions and now college cheers.

BELPRE – 17-year-old Amelia (Mia) Williams is ready to kick off the new year hard. She attended Belpre High School, attended college, and attended the Washington County Career Center.

“I have a 4.0 at school and I am very busy with my activities” she said.

Williams is taking sports medicine and exercise science classes at the Washington County Career Center and plans to continue his college education studying biology and becoming a prosthetist.

“I have family and friends who are missing limbs and who have or are in the process of acquiring prostheses”, Williams explained.

Becoming a prosthodontist was something that Williams said interested her after spending time with paraplegics and she felt it would be a career in which she could continue to give back to people.

Parkersburg Winterfest Queen Amelia (Mia) Williams poses with the Winterfest tree.

Her career path is just one of the ways she strives to give back.

“Outside of school, I do a lot of community service projects”, Williams said. “Some of my favorite community service projects that I have participated in consecutively over the years are: an Easter Egg Hunt for the Blind with the Parkersburg Lion’s Club, which I have participated in for the past 7 years; Food delivery for the Salvation Army on Thanksgiving; Help with Toys for Tots bagging gifts; helping out at Mountwood Park Woof Fest, having spent 10 years doing different jobs on family fun days in Vienna for the past 6 years.

Williams’ love of volunteering began with her love of contests.

“I started doing competitions around the age of 8 and I loved getting up and being on stage” she said. “It helped me improve my conference level and be able to talk to more people. “

Williams has held many different titles over the years and currently she holds two titles.

17-year-old Amelia (Mia) Williams, who attends Belpre High School, volunteers with MOV Toys for Tots.

One is the Queen of Parkersburg Winterfest and the other is the Queen of Marble Fest.

“I love representing Parkersburg and all the cool things it has to offer and Winterfest this year was amazing”, she said.

Along with Williams’ other title, she was crowned queen this year because they weren’t able to have a new competition.

“I was the teenage queen last year and since I already knew the festival, they asked me if I could represent them at the fairs and the festival of the upcoming festival in January, so I said I would like Also.” she said.

The marble festival has been around for 20 years.

Parkersburg Winterfest teenager Abby Anderson; Amelia (Mia) Williams, Queen of Parkersburg Winterfest and Shelby Anderson, Queen of Marmet Festival Days, volunteer for The Salvation Army.

“I think giving back to the community is very important and in doing so, helping to teach others that the smallest things you can do sometimes have the biggest impact.” she said

“My family has always taught me to be nice because you never know what someone is going through.”

In addition to contests, classes, and community services, Williams also applauds.

“I am involved in a lot of activities and the cheerleader is my favorite. “ she said.

Williams applauded for 12 years, starting with youth cheers, then in OVA competitions and now in college cheers.

“I have been a member of the Varsity cheering team for three years and had the honor to serve as captain,” she said. “I love supporting my school team and performing. I hope that one day I can also encourage at the university.

Williams’ cheering coach Sarah Epperly said Williams is still “super ecstatic” to come and applaud and always has a smile on his face.

“She really gives her all in every game and in every performance”, Epperly said.

Other notable groups that Williams participates in at school and in the community include: He sits on two different student councils, is a member of Club No.1, is in a leadership group, and sits on the board of administration of Elizabeth Micheals Modeling Teen.

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A little bit about me:

Submitted by Amelia (Mia) Williams

∫ I love life and all it has to offer. My favorite activities include: cheerleading, contests, community service, and spending time with family and friends.

∫ I am fortunate to have a great family who support me in everything I do.

∫ I have had difficulty in life with some learning disabilities and want to be an inspiration to young children to always do their best no matter how hard it gets.

∫ I have been taught to always be kind, have a positive attitude and give back whenever you can.

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