Sylvia is no stranger to pageantry and brings with her a wealth of experience ranging from local high school pageants to the Miss USA Pageant system. Born and raised in Michigan, she moved to Dacula in 2005. She is an accomplished gymnast and dancer in the field of tap, jazz and ballet and has been active with her local PTA.
She is a FIRST GENERATION US citizen in her family, and the PROUD wife of a US Army Veteran. She delights over her three beautiful children, Sophia, Andrew and Cristian, and loves to spend time with her family and friends.
Sylvia didn’t think twice about the opportunity to serve as the new director of the Miss Dacula program in 2012. Her daughter Sophia is a two-time representative, 2007 Petite Miss Dacula and 2011 Young Junior Miss Dacula so she has experienced firsthand the kind of impact that this program can have on a young lady. Being a part of the Miss Dacula family, she found out what an amazing program this is and that it is not just a “pageant”. “You don’t just get a crown; it’s a life changing experience for these young ladies. I think it is a great opportunity for them to give back to the community and really make a difference in their lives as well as the lives of the people in our community.” This is what truly sets the Miss Dacula Pageant and Program apart.
Sylvia is honored and humbled to be able to serve and be a part of such an amazing program that truly makes a difference.
Michelle is originally from Waycross, but is a long-time resident of Dacula. She has three children, ages 21, 19, and 15. Michelle's youngest daughter, Suzanne, is involved in pageants which is how she became involved with Miss Dacula. Suzanne has previously held two Miss Dacula titles, 2009 Young Junior Miss Dacula and 2011 Junior Miss Dacula. Michelle currently works as a third grade teacher at Dacula Elementary School.
Michelle strongly believes in the Miss Dacula Program and holds to the commitment to make sure the pageant has a positive impact on the community. She has seen the difference the program can make in a young lady's life. Michelle enjoys finding new opportunities for the Miss Dacula girls to serve the community of Dacula and the surrounding areas. Some of her favorite volunteer opportunities are serving Thanksgiving dinner to residents of a local nursing home and helping at Dacula Remembers 9/11 to honor the local law enforcement and remember those who lost their lives on 9/11/11.