Miss Long Island 2019
Leader of Tomorrow Award Winner
Michelle is thrilled to have been crowned Miss Long Island 2019. Although born and raised in Suffolk County, she received her bachelors degree in Exercise Science from The George Washington University. She currently works in Pediatric Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and is in pursuit of becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her two dogs, reading and exercising.
Michelle believes the most valuable aspects in becoming a titleholder are impact and community. Since competing in pageantry , Michelle has worked tirelessly to improve the health status and health literacy of those in need. Her platform will be HEY!- Healthy Excited Youth. HEY! has a very personal place in Michelles heart as she is the founder! This nonprofit focuses on educating high school students on the importance of health and wellness. HEY! has a strong network of staff that are all young, successful professionals from the surrounding communities. Mentorship is also provided to the students in the fields of Arts, Business, Engineering and IT, Entrepreneurship, Government and Law and Science.
In addition to being crowned Miss Long Island 2019, Michelle was also awarded the Leader of Tomorrow award. This achievement highlights a promising contestant felt to be accomplished beyond their years and has a bright future ahead and even potentially, to change the world. She feels truly humbled to be joining the Miss Long Island legacy.
Miss Long Island Teen 2019
Directors Award Winner
Miss Congeniality Award Winner
Geanna is very excited to be crowned Miss Long Island Teen 2019 and join the Long Island pageants family. She can’t wait to make appearances and give back to her community. She is also looking forward to being a role model for girls across Long Island.
This upcoming school year, Geanna will be entering her junior year at Bethpage High School where she is an honor student and enrolled in multiple advanced placement and honors courses. She also participates in many extracurricular activities and is an active member in her school. After she graduates she hopes to pursue a career in the medical field or as a science teacher because science has always been her favorite subject. Last year she was cheer captain and this year she plans to coach the Bethpage PAL cheer team.
She is also passionate about her platform of Anti-Bullying Awareness. She plans on spreading her message about anti-bullying across Long Island Schools as it is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Many people are surprised to discover that despite increased measures by schools to prevent bullying, it is still a huge problem. She believes it is extremely important to put an end to bullying because kids who are bullied are more likely to bully others as they get older and it is imperative that this cycle of bullying stops. She wants to be an advocate for victims of bullying who feel as if they don’t have a voice. Her goal is to teach kids about Anti-Bullying Awareness and what to do if they or their friends are being bullied. She believes that if both students and teachers are educated in knowing the signs of bullying and how to properly handle these situations, this would lead to a safer learning environment in schools.