Jacqueline Means, more commonly known as Delaware’s STEM Queen, added another crown to her collection on May 19 when she won the Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen 2019 competition. The event is the junior version of the Miss Delaware scholarship competition (the one that goes on to Miss America).
Means, whom we profiled in March, founded the Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative, an organization that supports marginalized teens’ access to STEM education. She was selected to attend the Disney Dreamers Academy class of 2019 earlier this year, and was recently awarded the Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award.
“Through my initiative, I host Girls Empowerment STEM Events, which is a fun, creative way I found to get girls involved with STEM by doing hands-on science experiments,” she said in March. “At each event, every girl not only gets to do her own science experiments, like making alginate worms, snow, slime and dry ice ice-cream, but she also get an interactive anti-bullying demonstration and social media awareness.”
Means, a Delaware Military Academy student from Southbridge, hopes to become a neurosurgeon. She’ll compete in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition on July 27 in Orlando.
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