Board Members

Alisha 

It has always been my dream to make a change in my community and help create a brighter future for "at-risk" youth. 

“Be a bush if you can't be a tree. If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” -

Dr. Martin Luther King

FOUNDER

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Jessica

Being a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., I am always wanting to help our young girls to be the best they can be.

"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be" -Dr. Maya Angelou

AUDITING COMMITTEE

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Mary

I served on the Telamon Governing Board for 20 years and currently serve on the local Telamon Board as secretary. I was inspired by our founder Alisha and wanted to be apart of something I felt could bring meaningful change to our community. 

 

SECRETARY

Lillian

I have a background volunteering in my community including participation in church events to include children's Christmas programs and Women's Weekend events. This organization's mission was my inspiration for becoming a board member.

"And still, I rise". -Dr. Maya Angelou

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Shaquita

I believe in the mission of this organization - Period Poverty is an often overlooked. It affects the confidence, education, and development of young women who
are the backbones of our society.

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a
determined soul.” - Ella Wilcox

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Danesia

I wanted to be apart of this organization because I believe that STS is an asset to young girls to help them achieve their dreams and goals.

"And though She be but Little, She is Fierce." - William Shakespeare

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 

Ronald

The mission and the work of the organization is specific towards causes that broader organizations/programs most times overlook.

"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too." - Paulo Coelho

COMMUNITY

ENAGEMENT 

Carlo

As a father of four, I have always understood the importance of community. I became a part of this organization to help make a change in our community. 

 

"The highest form of wisdom is kindness. You must always be informed not influenced"- Carlo 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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The mission and the work of the organization is specific towards causes that broader organizations/programs most times overlook.

"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too." - Paulo Coelho

 2022 Ambassador 

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Antanya Hardy

Antanya Hardy is a 24 year old native of Martinsburg, West Virginia. She is a 2019 graduate of Shepherd University. At Shepherd, Antanya was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and held the positions of Risk Manager & Vice President of Operations. In her free time Antanya loves traveling, crafting, and hanging out with her lifelong sorority sisters and friends.

 

She has held the titles of World’s Miss Mountain State Tourism 2018, World’s Miss West Virginia Tourism 2019, World’s Miss Tourism 2020, and it the current America’s Elegant Miss - Miss West Virginia 2021/2022. Antanya’s platform is PEACE. LOVE. GIRLS. PLG has been established to help implement good mental health (peace) and positive self-esteem (love) in young girls and teenagers. Antanya is currently pursing a Maters Degree in elementary education. 

Danielle Stephenson

Danielle Stephenson is 23 years old and from Charles Town, West Virginia. She is a 2020 and 2022 graduate of Shepherd University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and her Master of Arts degree in College Student Development and Administration. She currently works in higher education with the hope of working in higher education policy.

 

Danielle is the current Miss Tygart Valley, which is affiliated with the Miss West Virginia and Miss America programs. Her social impact initiative is titled "G.I.V.E. Through Volunteerism" which she utilizes to promote volunteerism and positive community building to West Virginia citizens. The Miss America Organization has provided Danielle with mentors and greater self-confidence, which is why she is excited to work with the Stars That Shine program!

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Program Sponsors and Donors

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