Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

JULY 24th and 25th
2020

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Virginia International®

Yolanda Stennett

People's Choice Award

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
TIME! Life is precious and far too often its too short so I am most grateful for the 43 years of experiences, good and bad, that I have been granted on this earth as they have most certainly shaped me into the strong and confident woman that I am today. I try to live each day to the fullest and I am eager to experience many more years of learning, growing and loving life.


What is the biggest change you want to make in your life?
I have been working towards changing careers and have been slowly preparing to leave my 20+ year career in telecommunications to become a high school History teacher. I am happiest when I am working with young adults and I feel that it is my lifes calling to become a teacher.


What do you think is the best feeling in the world?
Watching my children make good life choices. As a parent, you try hard to ensure youre teaching your children how to be a responsible and respectful adult but theres nothing like watching them make good choices knowing that all your years of sleepless nights worrying didnt happen in vain. Parenting is HARD WORK but life has a way of rewarding you when you least expect it.


What was the single, best realization you have ever had?
Realizing that I was deserving of love, friendship and respect along with everything else positive that the world had to offer. A previous abusive relationship left me broken, doubtful and insecure which spilled over into my professional life and friendships. When I finally learned to love myself again, everything in my life changed for the better and what had been my darkest years suddenly became the pit from which I drew my strength.


 

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