Amazing local teen graduates college, runs program for girls to promote confidence
By: Exceptional Families Network
Samantha Schubert was a 17 year old Rogers High School grad who completed her associates degree, graduating from Pierce College, the day before graduating with her high school diploma.
Her Sophomore year in high school she created Miss Exceptional, a program for girls in Western Washington to build confidence, friendship, and help them serve and educate their community. Miss Exceptional is a non traditional pageant that focuses on personality, not perfection, in the disability community, though you'll rarely hear the word disability when Samantha describes her participants.
Now graduating with her Bachelors in Children's Studies from EWU with honors, Samantha is turning twenty next week while at Miss Washington week, and competing for the chance to represent Washington at Miss America, June 28th & 29th in Burien.
Samantha is Miss Puget Sound 2019, and she has volunteered more than 4500 hours and raised more than $25,000 for local charities. Sami would love an opportunity to share more about her incredibly inclusive program, which expanded in 2018 to include Exceptional Gentlemen, an opportunity for exceptional young men to build confidence as well.
Beth Schubert RN
Co-director Miss Exceptional
VP Exceptional Families Network
Exceptional Families Network/Beth Schubert