Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® President, Barry Carper, is very pleased to announce that Mia Dorsett has accepted the role of Queen Shenandoah XCIII-Designate for the 2020 Festival. Mia Jenelle Dorsett is the youngest daughter of Janet and Tony Dorsett and younger sister to 2012 Queen Shenandoah LXXXV, Jazmyn “Jazz” Dorsett. Mia is a sixteen-year-old junior who attends Prestonwood Christian Academy high school in Plano, Texas. Although she is part of an athletic family, Mia has found her passion in the arts. Musical theater is her first love and plans to follow her dreams and focus on theater in college.
Mia’s stage debut began at the age of 10 and she has been part of over 18 productions to this date. Mia has a very strong work ethic and she strives to always do her best in all things. She has been recognized as a Duke University TIP scholar and has been inducted into both junior and senior National Honor Societies and has served as secretary for the junior group. During her freshman year of high school, she served in student government as a class representative. Mia is a member of the International Thespian Society Troupe 6605 and has twice performed at ITS nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her sophomore year brought a new activity as she auditioned for and was selected to join the POM team at her school. After a year on the team, she was selected to be an officer and is currently a Lieutenant. Mia is a member of her school’s honor choir and was chosen as a TPSMEA All-State musician. Since the age of six, Mia has spent a week at Sky Ranch Christian camp in Van, Texas during her summers and last year spent 2 weeks in the mountains of Colorado at their Sigma camp which provides a deeper focus on faith and beliefs. She has been honored to sing the national anthem at their annual fundraising gala several times. Mia has a true servant heart and in the midst of all of her preparations for the next level of theater, she finds the time to travel on mission trips. She has traveled to Chiapas, Mexico to spend a week at an orphanage, to villages in Sri Lanka and an orphanage in the Dominican Republic to share the love of Christ. This past summer she spent 8 days traveling with the student ministry group in and around London, England performing and spreading the Gospel. Being able to use her love of performing to spread the gospel is a true honor for Mia.
Mia is so grateful to be chosen as the next Queen and to follow in the steps of her sister, Jazmyn, Queen Shenandoah LXXXV. She is delighted to be a part of such an incredible tradition and looks forward to a great weekend in the Shenandoah Valley.
The entire Dorsett family, including Mia’s parents, Tony and Janet Dorsett and her two sisters, will accompany Mia during the 2020 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®. Insider’s Note: Best chances for the public to see Queen Shenandoah XCIII: at the Queen’s Dinner at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 30th at Millwood Station Event Center; her Coronation at 1:30 pm on Friday, May 1st at John Handley High School at; and, best of all, when she makes her signature ride on the “Trail of Pink Petals” during the Glo Fiber Grand Feature Parade on her Gold Apple Throne Queen’s Float at 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 2nd. Event tickets and parade seating are currently on sale at the online store and mail order.