Proverbs 31:29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.
Proverbs 31:10 "For her value is far more than rubies."
Angela is a wife of 26 years, mother of two, USAF Veteran, philanthropist, and ordained minister. She is the proud ambassador of the Veterans Organization of Research and Recovery for the Homeless where she educates and builds respect for those who have fought so hard for us, so they can once again become an active member of society and have a place that they can call home.
Recently she was named to the Florida National Cemetary where she will work with and minister to Gold Star families, help land the Gold Star family National Monument, oversee many other projects and activities at the National Cemetery such as Wreaths Across America, Veterans Day events, and much more.
Some other accomplishments during her lifetime include:
‐Volunteering at her local AmVets Post in Leesburg in the soup kitchen.
-Raised $200,000+ for the Muscular Dystrophy Association over her lifetime.
-Director, 10 years for Miss Lake County Scholarship Pageant where she raised and gave $50,000 in scholarship money to deserving young women in her community.
-Raises money each year for Thanksgiving Dinners for 200 families in her community.
-Helping to raise $15,000 thus far for the Christmas Market which benefits single mothers/fathers who can't provide Christmas for their family.
-Active member of her local Chamber of Commerce.
-Provides Free Spinal Screenings at Health Fairs for Veterans.
-Active member and volunteer within her church.
Angela's role model has always been the Proverbs 31 woman and looks forward to chairing and working with the dynamic women of this ministry.
Chairman of the Board
Claudia Scott, a native of Trinidad & Tobago, immigrated to the USA at the age of eight and resided in Elizabeth, NJ. After graduating high school, she attended Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, New York where she earned a BS degree in American History and Early Childhood Education. She then married her college sweetheart, Clarence Scott, (U.S. Army Retired) a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. This started her travels to many military bases in the USA and around the world. For many years Claudia taught school on Military bases in the USA and Germany until she fulfilled her dream of owning and operating her own preschool and daycare.
While living on the military bases she worked with the Army Community Services organization where she started a preschool for the junior enlisted soldiers and their families. Here, these families had a place to take their children while they shopped or even just wanted a break. The cost was on a sliding scale which greatly benefited the families. She also volunteered with the Ft. Campbell Rape Crisis Team and as a team member was the first person a rape victim saw after entering the emergency room.
After moving to Indiana, Mrs. Scott worked for 18 years as an Operations Manager at FedEx Express, during which time she earned an Executive MBA in Business Management from Colorado Technical University. During that time, she continued her volunteer work with the March of Dimes and Toys for Tots. As a Battalion and Brigade Commander’s wife her Army family was also her responsibility. She served the soldiers and their families by holding coffee times, parties, formal events, and as the Family Support Leader for the families while the soldiers were deployed.
Claudia lived in Washington D C for three years. While there she was involved with the Honor Flights that visited DC from all over the country. She continued to be a part of that organization when she moved back to Indiana. She became and is a member of the ground crew for the Indy Honor Flight. Claudia also became a Road to Recovery Driver for the American Cancer Society, giving rides to cancer patients so they could make it to their appointments. She is also a member of the Bloomington Kiwanis Club, an organization that advocates for children all over the world.
Mrs. Scott has judged many pageants and has been a part of pageantry since her daughter, Jennifer, was three years old. She owns Designing Divas Studio where she coaches girls and women of all ages in all aspects needed for pageant competition as well as life skills. She also owns Crown Pointe Dance Studio in Rockport, IN where kids can develop their talents in dance, tumbling, and cheer.
Claudia competed in her first Pure International Pageant as the 2016 Pure International Classy Ms. Trinidad and Tobago. After a rigorous time of competition, she was crowned the 2017 Inaugural Pure International Classy Ms. Queen for Pure International Pageants. It was an honor that thoroughly overwhelmed her but led her to truly feel and live her mantra- I am Strong, I am Beautiful, I am Blessed! With help and support from her family, the Pure family, and living her mantra, she fought and beat breast cancer. She has now been cancer free for two years and 6 months. Claudia is looking forward to a strong healthy life because she believes that she can do all things through Christ who strengthens her!
She loves fishing, singing and scrap-booking. Thirty-nine years later Claudia is still married and in love with her college Sweetheart. They have three successful children, James III, Jennifer Marie, and David Michael.
Susan has always believed that God has placed us here to help others. She learned charity at a young age while staying with her Grandmother who never turned anyone away citing “ you may be entertaining angels unaware”. Susan’s dad proudly served in the WV National Guard. He was often called away to help with disasters. He continued helping others after his retirement. He was a great example of always being ready to help others. A majority of Susan’s charity involves children because they occupy a special place in her heart. She enjoys helping The Ronald McDonald House of Huntington, WV however has donated to Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. Locally, she has volunteered in schools, her church, the Salvation Army, the Huntington Mission, the Baby Pantry, God’s Hands at Work, for Veteran organizations, various food pantries, the homeless, and families who need assistance due to illnesses. Basically, if the need is there, she would be glad to help. Remember being an impact isn’t always about doing big projects or platforms. It can be little things such as reading to someone, helping neighbors, babysitting , cooking for someone, or rounding up for hunger or literacy when you check out. It all comes from your heart. Susan has held m any Pure International Pageant titles and is currently serving on the pageant's International Staff.
Sheri Granger and her husband Jim have been married for 19 years. They have four children, one granddaughter, and two grandsons. Although Sheri received a degree in Marketing, God's plan led her to a career working with Alzheimer and Dementia clients. Working with these clients has taught her some very valuable life lessons in which she hopes to use to inspire others and pass on to her own children and grandchildren. Lessons such as you are never too old to follow your dreams, live life to the fullest, make memories, not for yourself, but for those who come behind you to learn from, grow from and inspire others with, Live life to make your Memories Matte, just to name a few.
Sheri combined her passion for those with Alzheimer and infant mortality by creating a project called Tiny Treasures/Big Memories. This project allows senior citizens to create tiny treasure boxes filled with Hershey's kisses and send them to families with babies in the NICU with a message that states “Memories Begin At Birth- Make Yours Matter and Enjoy the Journey.
Sheri is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Issa Certified Senior Fitness Specialist, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, Arkansas State Certified Senior Activities Specialist. She uses each of these to pursue her passion of helping senior citizens to age in place and with grace. She works as the Assistant Director Of Operations for A Place At Home. She has held many pageant titles and is the 2022 Pure International Classy Ms.
Pat Miller is the creator and Executive Director of the P31 Mentors Program. She is a philanthropist, motivational speaker, a board member of the International Association of Pageantry and the Executive Director and Chairmen of the Board for the International Pageant Professionals Organization. She is also the owner and Executive Director of Pure International Pageants, the Be The Impact 365 Organization, and the International Super Star Optionals Competition, the world's largest optional program for contestants of all ages.
Pat and her husband, Doug, of 37 years have three daughters and seven grand children. Her husband serves as Pastor of Wonder of Wonder Ministries in Waterloo, Ohio and she serves as the church pianist. She is a substitute teacher in her local county schools, is a member of the Gallipolis Junior Women's Club, and assists in many local charity events and volunteers to make an impact in her community. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and an Associates in Applied Business from the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio.
Denise Cole currently works for the State of Michigan handling Trademarks. She also continues to practice as a family attorney in her law practice that she shares with her husband of 20+ years, Patrick in Lansing, MI. They have two grown children, Dustyn and Charlsie. Dustyn is married to Denise’s amazing daughter-in-law, Stephanie and is dad to Denise’s only grandchild, Lily, a beautiful, curly red head that calls Denise Gigi.
Denise is passionate about Alzheimer’s Association and is on the committee for the Lansing Walk to End Alzheimer’s. She became very involved after her mom was diagnosed and later passed away with Alzheimer’s Dementia. She also helps out on other charitable events whenever she can. She is in the process of starting up a nonprofit, Praise You in the Storm, to assist families that need help navigating life with medical issues, in particular families of Alzheimer victims.
Denise enjoys traveling, going to the movies, baking, and making cards and other craft items. As empty nesters, Patrick and Denise are enjoying time together traveling around the world. Additionally, they enjoy traveling around their home state looking for the best BBQ.
Denise decided to join her daughter in competing in pageants in 2015 at the first Michigan pageant for Pure International Pageants. She was crowned as the Pure American Pageants Classy Ms. Sweetheart for Michigan and went on to win the National Classy Ms. Sweetheart. In 2016, Denise was crowned as the National Ultimate Sweetheart with Pure International Pageants. Denise has held several titles with Pure International Pageants since 2015 and she is currently the Pure International Classy Ms. Caribbean.