2019 Refugee Miss Cleveland

Every year, our organization brings different refugee communities together to celebrate the rich and diverse culture surrounding us. In alignment with our mission, we find ways to connect with youths from different backgrounds that share common values like unity and togetherness. Aakriti Biswa our 2019 Miss Cleveland is originally from Nepal but came to the United State as a refugee 7years ago with her family. She is currently a junior at John Marshal High school and a 2019 Unicef summit recipient which she’s very excited to be part of this year. Aakriti is passionated about helping others in variety ways that she can, she has a strong believe in education and she believe that with her platform here in America, she can help kids in her native country achieve higher education. On her left is Ranuka is also a Nepali native and came to the State as refugees as well. Ranuka was the second runner in the 2019 refugee model contest which she was very appreciative for beside that fact that she wanted to win the big crown. On Aakriti’s right is Joanna Myriam who is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and she has lived in the State for 2years. Joanna was the third contestant in the race and the queen of the night for many because of her loverly smile and unpredicted dance moves that seems to run in her blood veins. she is also a 2019 Unicef Summit recipient. Both this ladies attend John Marshal High School and they are are juniors with vision of attending Universities upon their graduation in May 2020.

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