MENTORING A NEW GENERATION OF YOUNG WOMEN THROUGH THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION
Ronnetta was crowned Miss South Carolina 1991, an honor that allowed her to travel as an ambassador for our state and serve as a spokesperson for the Miss South Carolina and Miss America organizations. During her year of service, she made over 450 appearances, visiting students in more than 350 schools with her speaking presentation, Be a Winner for Life, a self-esteem and anti-drug program. In the Miss South Carolina competition, she was also named the winner of the Quality of Life Community Service award for her volunteer service and received three consecutive Lifestyle & Fitness awards in swimsuit competition. Twenty-three years later she continues to be an advocate for the power of positive thinking, volunteerism and a healthy lifestyle.
Empowering Young Women
Ronnetta recently served on the Board of Directors of the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization and enjoys helping a new generation of young ladies excel through the Miss America program. She believes that every young lady who participates can gain life changing skills and experience exemplified by the four points of the Miss America crown -- Scholarship, Success, Style and Service. Representing a program known as the largest provider of college scholarships for young women is an honor and a great responsibility. Ronnetta loves sharing those opportunities that the Miss America Organization offers.
When the Miss South Carolina pageant returned to television in 2014 after a 15-year absence,
Ronnetta was asked to be the spokesperson for Agape Senior, the Premiere Sponsor of the telecast.
Three TV commercials, focused on aging parents and health care, aired during and after the pageant.