Sophia Dominguez Heithoff is a Junior at Park Hill South High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She will graduate a year early and begin working on her Undergraduate studies online using the scholarship to Lindenwood University she received from winning Miss Missouri Teen USA. Sophia is very passionate about many causes but specifically Healthy Eating & Active Living as well as Valuing the Developmentally Disabled. Sophia’s education is very important to her and she was honored to have earned the following academic achievements. Summa Cum Laude in all grades; Member of the National Honor Society; Gifted Learning Program, Member of Duke Tip Program; Academic Letters at Park Hill South High School; Member of National English Honor Society; Advanced Placement Classes throughout High School. Sophia’s strong academic work ethic and passion for social justice have inspired her to pursue a degree in Political Science/English and Law School in the future.
Sophia is very active in her community and views volunteering as one of her most important roles. Some of her favorite roles in the community are… Fair and Fashionable Skin Health Ambassador; “Spread the Word to End the Word” Campaign Leader, President of Health Occupational Students of America; Leader in Community & Students Cooperative; Dance Assistant at Kansas City Ballet & Catherine’s Dance Studio; Feed Northland Kids Volunteer; Natural Helpers Association Member; Freshman and New Student Mentor, Organized pet supply drive to help local animal shelter; Organized Christmas Party for Disabled Adults;
In her spare time, Sophia loves to continue her activity in the community by being involved with Girl Scouts. She has achieved her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award. She fuels her passion for women empowerment by being a part of the Girl’s Leadership Program with the Women’s Foundation of Kansas City. Sophia has been modeling since the age of 10 and is signed with major agencies in Los Angeles and Chicago, she is fortunate to have an income that will pay for her own college.
Some fun facts about Sophia are… She Introduced Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright & ABC News White House Correspondent Ann Compton for Women’s Leadership Luncheon. She threw out the First Pitch from the Mound for the Kansas City Royals. Sophia has danced at The Kansas City Ballet for 11 years, and is now at Catherine’s Dance Studio in Parkville. Sophia has visited 46 states and one territory and survived 2 hurricanes while in Mexico celebrating her Quinceanera.
As Miss Missouri Teen USA, Sophia will be known for being “Confidently Beautiful”. She will motivate & empower girls from every age-range and socio-economic background with her ardent words and actions. She will be known as a spokeswoman for Healthy Eating/Active Living, Adults with Developmental Disabilities, and for the Empowerment of Youth across her state. Sophia is service driven, academically inclined, and passionate about this organization.