Haven Watts was crowned Junior Miss of Texas in San Antonio in August 2017. She competed for the title of Junior Miss of America 2018 in November in Orlando Florida.
Haven attends Joshua High School as a sophomore and carries a GPA of 3.9. She is on the medical track with an agricultural endorsement. She is a member of FFA and the Show Team. She will graduate in 2020 with her EMT certification.
Haven is very active in her community and holds a position on the Youth Advisory Council at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been a member for 3 years and has helped establish the progression steps for teens aging into adult care, as well as numerous fundraisers, the new teen activity room, and hospitality activities for inpatients.
As a Make-A-Wish recipient herself, Haven has spent countless hours speaking to business about the importance of raising funds for the foundation to continue to grant wishes. She earned her title of Make-A-Wish Ambassador over a year ago and now participates with Make-A-Wish staff hand and hand at fundraisers across North Texas. She has worked directly with Kendra Scott, Macy’s Letters to Santa, and Women’s Steering Business to name a few.
Haven started a non profit organization called Humble Wishes which takes applications for toddlers to young adults battling chronic illness who would benefit for a special “gift”. These gifts are collected and mailed to the individual to lift their spirits, make them laugh, or just to say someone is thinking of them. Haven collects donations and items, as well as, researches each applicant to validate their need.
Haven’s platform is to bring awareness to chronic and invisible illness in teens. Being a teenager is tough, being a teenager with a chronic illness is next to impossible. She speaks at schools across the state about awareness and sensitivity. She visits local families at the Ronald McDonald house and has become “family” to many of them. Haven always makes herself available to support this community.
Haven is thankful for American Pageants and her title of Junior Miss of America 2018! It has given her the ability to open many new, larger doors to reach a wider audience for her platform.
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