Virginia Beach, Virginia
Ava’s Toy Box
The reigning 2021 Royal International Miss Virginia Jr Teen, Ava Raiford, is an active 13-year-old who currently is an 8th grader at Southampton Middle School. Ava has maintained a 4.0 GPA since the first grade and received the Presidential Academic Achievement Award for the last five years. She recently finished her first college course in Forensic Science. When Ava graduates high school she plans to attend Harvard University to minor in Forensic Science and Major in law.
Ava has spent the last two years traveling to local elementary schools and reading her self published anti-bullying book, “Ava Spreads Love Wherever She Goes,” to children. She also shares her personal PowerPoint presentation with older children which discusses the importance of kindness. She has reached over 14,000 adolescents through personal and social media campaigns advocating for anti-bullying and respect. Last year, Ava developed her personal initiative, “Ava’s Toy Box,” where she collects new toys throughout the year and distributes them to local families in need. Ava has had the chance to bless several families already and plans to expand the program throughout the state of Virginia. She enjoys doing commercials, competing in pageants, and spending time with her family. This esteemed queen is very excited about this year and representing her home state at Royal International Miss! She has big plans for the organization by taking her personal program of toy donations and distribution to an
A philanthropist, humanitarian, role model, and author, Ava wears the Miss Virginia Jr Teen sash proudly and devoted her year to combat youth poverty. Please consider Ava Raiford for any future collaborations or engagement. She looks forward to working with you!