Official Preliminary to Miss Texas and Miss America Scholarship Competitions

Miss San Antonio America 2017, Emma Faye Rudkin
Miss San Antonio America 2017, Emma Faye Rudkin
Emma Faye Rudkin at Miss Texas
Emma Faye Rudkin performing at Miss Texas
Emma Faye Rudkin in Evening Gown at Miss Texas
Emma Faye Rudkin in Swimsuit at Miss Texas
Emma Faye Rudkin Onstage Question at Miss Texas
Emma Faye Rudkin's Final Walk at the Miss San Antonio Competition

Local Pageant Information:

Josephine Theatre, San Antonio, Texas
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Ray Mendoza, Executive Director
Miss San Antonio / Alamo City / Bexar County Organization

Profile:

Emma Faye went profoundly deaf at the age of three.  She has spent her life turning a disability into an ability.  Emma Faye is an internationally-known role model for the (D)deaf and hard-of-hearing (HOH) community and founder to nonprofit organization, Aid the Silent which is a system of support for economically-disadvantaged deaf/HOH children and teens to reach their full potential and live life more richly by providing funds for resources, ministry, research and education.

After Emma Faye's reign as Miss San Antonio 2017 she was named San Antonio‚Äôs Woman of the Year in the 2018 class of 40 Under 40 by the San Antonio Business Journal.  Emma along with Aid the Silent were also nominated by the San Antonio Business Journal and The Najim Family Foundation for their Corporate Philanthropy & Nonprofit Awards for Nonprofit CEO (Emma Faye) and Nonprofit of the Year (Aid the Silent) for small to midsize.  In addition, her Good Vibrations Music & Arts Festival, a completely deaf accessible festival, won Best of Fest for Charity Music Festival in Santa Barbara, CA presented with Jeff Bridges, Kenny Loggins, TBone Burnett and the Coen Brothers.

Accolades:

• 4th runner-up at the Miss Texas Competition
• Quality of Life Award at the Miss Texas Competition
• Community Service Award at the Miss Texas Competition

Resources:

Robert Trinidad, 2017 Pageant Producer