What's next for Miss Donaldsonville teen?

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Selected as teen queen on Aug. 1, 16-year-old, Tamiko Terraz Stroud has wasted no time on planning out her year as Miss Donaldsonville Teen 2015.

“This is unbelievable,” Stroud said. “I’ve worked so hard and I can’t wait to get out and put my platform into action.”

Her primary platform is spreading the word about the richness of the history located within the walls of the River Road African American Museum Donaldsonville. Her secondary platform is becoming an ‘Empowered Patient’. Her family has been plagued with Breast Cancer and Kidney Disease and she wants teens to equip themselves with the tools necessary to be an empowered patient.

During her year as Miss Donaldsonville Teen, Stroud has plans to travel throughout the city of Donaldsonville, Parish of Ascension and Louisiana, advocating her platform: “Empowering oneself through history and research”.

She has plans to host workshops for girls on education, health and wellness issues and make appearances to discuss hot topics in the community including saving the River Road African American Museum, interacting with law enforcement, abstinence and HIV awareness.

She is available for appearances and can be booked through TamikoTerraz.com.

Stroud is a junior at Donaldsonville High School/freshman in River Parish Community College’s Early College Options program, simultaneously pursuing her high school diploma and an associate’s degree in arts and humanities. She has future plans to attend Southern University – Baton Rouge to pursue degrees in English and finance.

The Pretty with a Purpose Organization, that hosted the pageant in which Stroud was selected queen, was founded by Bria Virgil and Treazure Cole. The organization is centered on building young girls confidence. It is based off the idea that every girl should have confidence and not be afraid to achieve their dreams. iamprettywithapurpose.com.