| ||Sierra Hadley|
Sierra Hadley, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA¨, was born on July 16th 1993 to Janice Pinckney and Lloyd Hadley in the NationŐs Capital. She was enrolled in the French Immersion Program from kindergarten to eighth grade where her first language in school was French. She attended Charles Herbert Flowers High School where she was a cheerleader for three out of four years. Two of those three years, she was chosen to perform with UCA cheerleaders in London. She also maintained a position among the top 0.2% of her class. Sierra has worked for the Department of Commerce where she edited databases for the International Trade Administration while also lifeguarding at Six Flags America.
During her senior year, Sierra worked at USDA on a boar semen preservation project. That same year, she placed in the USDA science competition which made history for her high school. Sierra has participated in charity events such as collecting canned goods for families during thanksgiving, toys for tots, and the annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk. She describes herself as ambitious and a person that ceases the moment. She even gave blood once to ChildrenŐs Hospital simultaneously after seeing the blood drive bus.
Sierra is now a freshman at Howard University in Washington D.C. where she is a member of their cheerleading team. She is majoring in nursing in order to become a neonatal nurse practitioner. Sierra is keen to succeeding in life and lives by the quote; ŇYou only fail when you donŐt try.Ó