Pageant raises awareness for Turner Syndrome


Miya Murphy presents Kendal Dupree with the Best Smile and People's Choice Queen awards at the Noble Miss Pageant.


From Contributed Reports

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Girls from Tarboro and the surrounding area recently took the stage to show off their confidence and talents while raising awareness for Turner Syndrome during the Noble Miss Pageant.

Kendal Dupree was the winner of the Best Smile Award and the People’s Choice Queen at the event, which was hosted by Tarboro native Miya Murphy.

“This pageant was hosted in honor of my 10-year-old sister, who has Turner Syndrome, to bring awareness to the disorder and promote self-esteem and leadership in young girls,” Murphy said.

Giving back is nothing new for Murphy. She earned the National Volunteer Service award for her countless hours of volunteer service. She began competing in pageants when she was 12 years old and contributes a lot of her current success to pageants and wanted to share that experience with girls in her home town.

Murphy is the CEO of Noble Miss Carolina Pageant System, which promotes confidence, community service and communication with others. She is a graduate of the University of Pembroke and lives in Charlotte. She plans to continue to give back to a community that has given so much to her.