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East Rochester student appointed as Miss Rochester’s Outstanding Teen 2022

Dajania James has been in the Urban-Suburban program since seventh grade. She is now a junior at East Rochester Junior/Senior High School where she is the Vice-President of the National Honor Society and a member of the Student Council, Select Chorus, and band.

Dajania is also on the Varsity Cheerleading team and is in the top six percent of her class; holding a 3.8 GPA on the Advanced Regents track.

The Miss America Organization hosts a Miss America’s Outstanding Teen program, which provides a year of service to candidates as they have opportunities to earn scholarships, develop public speaking skills, engage in community activism, and network with professionals from around the state and nation.

Dajania was selected as Rochester’s Miss Outstanding Teen and will compete for the state title during Memorial Day weekend. She is noted on the organization’s website for her social impact mission of Amplifying Underrepresented Youth Through Media.

As a Diversity Ambassador at East Rochester, Dajania facilitated discussions on racism and biases. Outside of school, Dajania is dance captain of the Senior Company Dance Team at The Floor Dance Company, a member of Jack and Jill of America Inc. and hosts a teen-based radio show called “Simply Supreme” on 100.9 FM WXIR.

Her family notes that the teen aspires to be an international performing artist and philanthropist in the future.