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Local woman to compete in Miss United States Pageant


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— Amber Lynn Jackson, a graduate of Sebring High School and the University of Florida with a master of science degree in sports medicine, will participate July 3-6 in the Miss United States Pageant in Washington, D.C.

Jackson has worked with athletes from elementary school to the professional level, including gymnastics, football and dirt bike competition.

But once the perspiration and dirt are behind her, she steps into six-inch heels and a gown to fulfill her second job as a pageant queen. Although the tools of the trade are different, the concepts in both worlds are similar.

“I love working in competitive settings where there is always a desire to better yourself and constantly learn. In my professional life I strive to help others recover from injuries, gain confidence and get back in the game. I love the healthcare aspect of sports and being in an environment that thrives on helping others and working with athletes who always strive to be the best version of themselves.”

Jackson will be competing with young ladies from all 50 states for the title of Ms. United States. The pageant includes interview, philanthropy, bikini and evening gown competitions. Jackson’s personal platforms include the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, Room to Read and Challenged Athletes Foundation.

To celebrate the adventure, there will be a send-off party 4-6 p.m. June 29 at Don Jose’s Restaurant, 4731 Lakeview Drive.

Miss United States is a philanthropic organization. Jackson will be collecting donations for the various foundations at the send-off. If you would like to donate, make a check payable to Amber Jackson so that one combined contribution can be made at the pageant.

To RSVP or for additional information, contact Jackson at amberj2529@yahoo.com.

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