October 4, 2011

Miss California - Jada Newkirk sets her sights on the Olympics

“She gave it her all the whole day from beginning to end,” Campbell said. “Her goal was to get a medal and she got the medal.”  On July 27, the Newkirks arrived home, delighted not to be in Kansas anymore. On July 30, Jada won a completely different type of pentathlon.

At the 2011 Miss California (North) Pre-Teen Pageant in Santa Clara, Newkirk was awarded best actress, casual wear winner and most promising model while being named fourth runner-up in the photogenic category. There she took the top rung of the podium as she accepted the crown of queen.

Now it’s back to school for the seventh-grader at Katherine Delmar Burke School in San Francisco. Newkirk is running cross country for the school’s team, as well as with Team Onalysis.  The spirited runner needs to keep training in order to attain the ultimate medal.

“I hope to be an Olympic gold medalist in 2020,” Newkirk said. “In long jump and heptathlon.”  Her short-term goal is to be crowned 2011 National Pre-Teen Queen in Anaheim in November.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: Full Article

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