Official Preliminary to Miss Texas and Miss America Scholarship Competitions

2018 Miss San Antonio, Ashley Sneed

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As you already know, I’m very involved with the Miss America Organization but you probably didn’t know that one of the exciting opportunities this organization offers is the chance to raise funds for local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The money I raise will help save children’s lives, and a portion will also go to support the Miss America Scholarship Fund.

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Ashley Sneed

Ashley Sneed is a young woman breaking down walls; she is a locally known role model and mentor for children experiencing loss.  Ashley began the non-profit organization L.I.G.H.T - Love is the Guide to Heal from Tragedy, two years ago to help children heal from loss.  The one defining moment that truly made a great impact in her life and helped motivate her to find passion and purpose with significant meaning was the death of her father.  Her father died in a car accident and it devastated her family beyond belief.  The loss was numbing and isolating and she thought her heart would never heal.  However, the loss of her father and his absence shaped and molded her into the person she is today.  Ashley loss her father at the age of two and wants to help others find their inner light to love and healing.  Love is the Guide to Heal from Tragedy is a peer-to-peer support system where Ashley is a motivational speaker providing guidance on how to turn tragedy into a triumph.

Ashley mentors children and teens by sharing her personal story with children at local schools, support group, counselors, churchs, community events, and youth groups.  While there are many avenues for professional counseling and support, Ashley feels there is a gap that personally needs to be filled.  With God's love, everyone who is hurting can find a way to love and understanding which is the beginning of a healing heart.

Ashley was crowned Miss Central Texas 2017 where she was awarded non-finalist talent and was awarded a scholarship from Miss Texas.  She has also held other titles in the Miss America Organization including Miss Alamo City 2016, Miss Alamo City's Outstanding Teen 2015, and Miss San Antonio's Outstanding Teen 2014.  Ashley also won other talent portions of competiton on the Miss Texas stage, and many other scholarship.

On September 9, 2017, Ashley Sneed was crowned Miss San Antonio 2018.  Ashley is the first African American woman to ever win the Miss San Antonio America title.  She took the individual awards for Overall Evening Gown, and Overall Talent with her multiple baton twirling.  She will compete for the Miss Texas crown in Richardson, Texas in July 2018.

Ashley Sneed is a San Antonio native, and attended East Central High School Class of 2016.  She is a baton twirler and has competed and danced since the age of three.  She is a member of the Texas Gems Baton Twirling Team in San Antonio Texas.  Twirling opened so many opportunities to across the United States competing in Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and the U.S Virgin Islands.  She has won numerous local, regional, state, and national titles in baton twirling over the years.  Ashley says the best part of performing is being in front of a crowd at football games at halftime.

Ashley is a sophomore at the University of the Incarnate Word, studying Business in Fashion Merchandising & Product Development.  She is a member of the Marching Cardinal Band and Feature Twirler.

Ashley has given her testimony at many speaking engagements over the past two years.  When she is not at an event or providing outreach ministry she is providing community service through the University of the Incarnate Word, Children's Miracle Network, and with her own personal community food and clothing drives and her nonprofit outreach.