Miss North Carolina to visit Hertford County

Published 9:18 am Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Johna Alexandria Edmonds, the reigning Miss North Carolina, has scheduled back-to-back appearances in Hertford County later this week.

Communities In Schools of Hertford County welcomes Edmonds on Friday, Dec. 13. Edmonds will visit Riverview Elementary School and Hertford County Middle School where Judy Clark and Tamara Joyner serve as Site Coordinators for Communities In Schools. The site coordinators will host a level 1 program (programs used to address the identified school-wide needs of the students) for the young ladies at each school.

Edmonds, a graduate of North Carolina State University, promotes a platform of literacy in America’s youth. She emphasizes service projects that educate not only students but also teachers and parents on the importance of literacy among our state and nation’s young people.

For more information regarding Communities In Schools of Hertford County, contact Vincia Miller, Executive Director, at (252) 506-2665.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Edmonds will serve as the Grand Marshall for the annual Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. That event is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start and will travel (west to east) on Main Street before turning south on Catherine Creek Road.

Edmonds holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a concentration in Financial Analysis and a minor in Spanish Language and Literatures from NC State. She is currently pursuing a Master of Accounting degree at NCSU. After becoming a certified public accountant, she will begin her career with one of the big four accounting firms, Ernst & Young LLP.

Edmonds is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, professional business fraternity and Beta Alpha Psi, accounting fraternity. She is an active board member of the Helps Education Fund, a non-profit organization committed to supporting educators and improving learning outcomes for students.

She has taught English in the Dominican Republic on an Alternative Spring Break trip with NC State’s Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service, and has also studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where in addition to studying in a Spanish-language intensive university for a semester, she was able to teach local youth and their parents on the English reading and writing fluency.

She recently worked as a Winter Tax Intern for KPMG Raleigh and was selected for the KPMG Global Internship program where she traveled to work in Paris, France during the spring 2012 semester with some of the firm’s largest and best-known clients.