Miss Umoja Fest Africatown Queen

2015 Miss Umoja Fest Africatown Queen Selected as First Princess in Seafair Pageant 10904525_1151953781486450_6355161740622783901_oThe Umoja Fest Africatown Queen Scholarship Program is proud to announce that our 2015 Miss Umoja Fest Africatown Queen Jasmine Hart was selected as First Princess in the Seafair Pageant making her first runner-up to the Seafair Queen and part of the Seafair Queen’s court.Jasmine is the third African American woman to join Seafair royalty in over 50 years. When asked how she feels about being the third she states, “I am humbled to be the third Black Seafair Princess to make it into the top two of Seafair royalty. With this role I pave the way for other girls of color to stretch out and reach for the stars. The sky is the limit!

Congratulations to our 2015 Miss UmojaFest Africatown Queen

Jasmine Hart

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Jasmine is the youngest daughter of Keith and Elaine Hart. She has two older siblings, a sister and brother. Jasmine was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. She is currently attending Clover Park Technical College  where she is earning her Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing. Upon completion of her AA Degree, Jasmine plans to attend The University of Washington to earn a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. Jasmine hopes to work as a labor and delivery nurse for one of the local hospitals. Jasmine is the first person in her family to graduate from college. Through hard work and determination she has been able to earn scholarships to fund her education.

Jasmine has been inspired by members of her family who have encouraged her to never give up on her dreams. They have continuously supported her goals, from cheerleading in grade school, to obtaining a Degree in Nursing to competing for Miss Umoja Fest Africatown and Miss Seafair.

The love and support of her family has inspired Jasmine to serve as a mentor to other young women and girls so that she can help them also realize their full potential.  Jasmine has been a dedicated volunteer for organizations that support children such as Caring for Kids, The Lakehouse Transitional Home for Women & Children, The Salvation Army and the Tacoma Rescue Mission. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys reading, cooking new recipes, and traveling across the country. She also loves to spend time outdoors playing catch, birdwatching, and exploring the many gorgeous waterfronts of the Puget Sound region.

During her reign as Miss Umojafest Africatown 2015, Jasmine plans to travel across the state and inspire and empower women and children of all ages and backgrounds by telling her personal story of triumph and determination.  As an advocate for education and wellness, Jasmine hopes to share her passion for a well-rounded lifestyle with others. Through her hard work and determination, she hopes to also inspire girls and young women to chase their dreams, and to fight for what they believe in.

Jasmine believes that being successful is giving your all whether you win or lose. Even if you fail at something, the lessons you learn are invaluable and worth something as you continue to strive for success.  Jasmine says the best advice she has ever received was, “It’s never too late to become the person you were meant to be.”