About Simone


Hermitage, PA


Current Residence:

Columbia, MO



  • University of Missouri at Columbia, Graduating Senior

  • Hickory High School, Hermitage, PA

Social Impact Initiative:

Leave Your MARK:  Mentor At-Risk Kids


Scholastic/Career Ambition:

  • Obtain Bachelor's Degree in Convergence Journalism

  • Pursue a Master's Degree in Communication

  • Work in Corporate Communications


Baton Twirling, "Turn the Beat Around"

Miss America 2020:

  • Second Runner-Up

  • The Dakota State University and Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences STEM Scholarship Award Winner

  • Charles & Theresa Brown Scholarship Recipient 

Scholastic Honors:

Walter Williams Scholar; C.A.S.E. Scholar; Donald S. Mozley Scholarship Recipient; Janise & Frances Rentschler Scholarship Recipient; John & Virginia Sutherland Scholarship Recipient; Diversity Award Recipient; six-time School of Journalism Dean’s List Recipient; Initiated member of Omicron Delta Kappa

Leadership Roles:

University of Missouri Panhellenic Association Vice President of Programming and Outreach; Member of Alpha Chi Omega (Alpha Nu) Executive Board; Marching Mizzou Leadership Team, Auxiliaries Representative; Founder of Writeous Girls, Inc.; Planned Annual CMN Garden Par-Tea Fundraiser; Lead Mentor for Desire to Aspire; Assistant Choreographer for Mizzou Off Broadway


Two-Time Miss Majorette of America; Eight-Time Baton Twirling World Medalist; 28-Time National Twirling Champion; Grand National Twirling Champion; Lions Club Ambassador to Peru; Feature Twirler for Marching Mizzou; Selected for Mizzou Alternative Break service trip to Charleston, South Carolina; Mentor of the Month for Desire to Aspire; Started Writeous Girls, Inc. as a Recognized Student Organization at the University of Missouri