Kylin Miller

Kylin is the 13-year-old daughter of Sheldon and Casey Miller of Vidalia, Georgia and has two older brothers.  She is currently a 7th grade student with Abeka Academy.  She is an active member of Calvary on Aimwell, her church youth group and the choreographer for her church Christmas play that she is portraying the role of Eve.  Kylin also enjoys soccer, dance, soap box derby racing, performing in local plays with Franklinia Playhouse, and being  a student volunteer with the T.E.A.M.  and Cruise-In For A Cause organizations as well as organizing her own community service projects.

Kylin has been dancing since the age of 2.  Formally trained in tap, jazz, ballet, clogging, hip hop, contemporary and lyrical styles, she most enjoys tap and has won numerous awards  on the local, state and national level.  Kylin is a national tap dance champion and in 2019 was awarded the London Spring Tour scholarship, Discovery Spotlight Scholarship, and Platinum Dance Experience Scholarship.  She enjoys being a Jazz Teen Extreme and Company Tap competition team member with Vidalia Ballet.  Kylin is excited to be cast as Marzipan in the 2019 Nutcracker.  She is the volunteer instructor and director for the dance program at Vidalia Learning Centers which is a community supported after school care program.  This year Kylin will be using her talents to help raise money for United Way as she and her dad take the stage to compete for the coveted title of Toombs County’s “Dancing For the Stars”.

At the young age of 13, Kylin has already organized several community service projects such as her Annual Christmas for the Homeless project as well as collecting hundreds of items in 2016 for the Gatlinburg fire victims and having the opportunity to deliver them personally to the official relief center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  She has enjoyed volunteering with Cruise-In for a Cause for the last 6 years where she has helped raise over $250,000 as their Beauty for a Cause Ambassador.  This past summer Kylin helped collect, pack and deliver 2900 backpacks filled with school supplies to six area elementary schools so that every child in the Toombs County and Vidalia City schools would start the year with all the supplies needed to have a successful school year.

Working with numerous community service projects, competing in pageants and being bullied at a young age have all fueled Kylin’s platform.  Made of Lightning: A Girl’s Confidence Code focuses on building self-confidence in middle school girls.  Kylin was bullied at a young age due to Rosacea she has had since she was an infant.   Other students teased her thinking she was wearing makeup to school.  As she got a little older and moved into middle school the bullying continued.  After realizing that she was suffering from low self-esteem, she chose to rise up and realize that what others think of her is not as important as what she thinks about herself.  Her dedication to her platform has grown from having “Thunder Sessions” with peers to a statewide campaign to get “Oopsie Bags” into every middle school in Georgia in hopes that it will start an epidemic that will spread nationwide.  Kylin also, recently, started her own Made of Lightning inspirational t-shirt line which releases a new t-shirt every month.  Along with donations from the community, proceeds from the t-shirt sells help fund “Oopsie Bags” with the collection of Ipsy bags, decorative cosmetic bags, and feminine hygiene products.  Kylin is very excited to serve Emanuel County as Miss Emanuel County’s Outstanding Teen in hopes to raise self-confidence in all the young ladies she will have the opportunity to meet as well as implement her “Oopsie Bag” project into schools in the Emanuel County area.