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PEOPLE WATCHING who’swho2012 Vonda White VONDA WHITE Location: Palm Harbor, Florida MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS CEO and Owner of 3 Businesses, Published Author, and Speaker. Ⅲ Young President’s Organization Ⅲ St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Ⅲ St. Petersburg Outstanding Woman Owned Business Ⅲ Small Business of the Year Award Winner Ⅲ All-American Ms. 2000 Ⅲ Ms. American US Woman 1998 OTHER HONORS Author of “Success Against the Odds” Guest Speaker for Chamber of Commerce PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE Director: Miss National Teenager system; Maryland, Delaware, New York and New Jersey ~ 1990s JUDGING EXPERIENCE Miss Illinois USA Teen Pageant. HOBBIES AND INTERESTS All Water Sports, Snow Skiing, Scuba Div- ing, Horseback Riding, Travel. GOALS AND AMBITIONS Ⅲ To make a difference in the lives of oth- ers through speaking, my book, and the success planner I created available at successagainsttheodds.com. COMMUNITY SERVICE Orphan Helpers, Give Kids the World, Foster Kid programs. FAVORITE QUOTES F N O ACH IO EMENT IEV RECOGNIT “To laugh often and much; to win the re- spect of intelligent people and the affec- tion of children... to leave the world a better place... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Who’s Who Founded 1974 PAGEANTRY TM ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I’ve been blessed to have many friends cross my path in life who encouraged me and made positive impacts and improve- ments on my life to push me forward. God uses our ups and downs to make us better, if we allow Him to chisel us into the person He wants us to be. I’ve also been blessed with three children who make me proud every day. PAGEANTRY 93