WELCOME EVERYONE to
Presented to you by...
Artistic Director of
Janessa Laura Spencer
SPECIAL THANKS TO
The Blue Butterfly Productions Board of Directors
The Theatre eXceptional Teaching Staff
Our Event Volunteers
Miss Freedom Earth, Sonia Sambula
Ms. Sonia Sambula is from Honduras, Central America raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is a very proud mother of three beautiful children, Malaysia, Imani and Elijah Sambula. Sonia is the reigning Miss Freedom USA, Women's Division, based out of Jacksonville, FL. During her reign, she has thoroughly enjoyed volunteering, fundraising in the community, and networking with local charities to include Give Kids the World, Ronald McDonald House, Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project, Pathlight Homes, and Debbie Turner's Cancer Center. Ms.Sambula has earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Management, Master's Degree in Healthcare Management and aspirations to pursue her Doctorate Degree in the very near future. She is currently a Human Resources Director, Recruiting Programs Division with the United States Navy, where she has honorably served as an active duty member for the past 15 years.
Chief Petty Officer LaTonya Perossier
Chief Petty Officer Latonya Perossier graduated from Jack Yates High School, Houston TX and Enlisted in the United States Navy in October of 1992. She enlisted as a Seaman Recruit and completed Basic and Apprenticeship Training in Orlando, FL. Chief Perossier is originally from a very small town called Bunkie, LA. Her first command in the Navy was a floating dry dock called AFDM 7 Sustain, where she struck Operations Specialist, promoted to Third Class Petty Officer. Chief tried out and made the All Navy Track team, where she competed in the 200-meter run, the 400-meter relay and the 100-meter hurdles. In September of 1995 she gave birth to her first son Tyelin Robinson, two years later in December of 1997 gave birth to her youngest son Milton Robinson Jr. Became a recruiter in 2003, and the Navy decided to make her a permanent recruiter. As a recruiter, she’s been stationed at Navy Recruiting District: Area South, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Arizona and Jacksonville. At NRD Los Angeles she competed in a pageant and was crowned MS Santa Clarita Valley 2010. Upon transferring to NRD New Orleans, she competed and won MS New Orleans 2012 and MS Louisiana State 2013. She promoted to Chief Petty Officer in September of 2015 in Phoenix, AZ also becoming a grandmother to her favorite little person Makai Jordan Robinson. In March of 2016, she married her soulmate Raymond Perossier a retired Army Sergeant First Class. She was crowned Mrs. Santa Clarita Valley Royal Duchess in 2017. Transferred to NRD Jacksonville where she is was crowned MS Freedom Women USA 2019. Her Navy career has spanned over the last 29 years and her mission is to always PAY IT FORWARD. Someone gave her a chance to make something of her life and she spends every day giving young men and women the same opportunity.
Miss Land O Lakes Teen, Eliza Smith
Eliza Smith is a 15-year-old student at Land O’ Lakes High School. She holds a GPA of a 4.6, taking numerous AP and Honors classes and will be dual-enrolled at Pasco-Hernando State College this upcoming fall. She holds the title of Miss Land O’ Lakes Teen USA and will be competing for Miss Florida Teen USA this July. She uses her title to promote her platform “Be Bold Be Beautiful Be You” - which is a soon to be nonprofit organization that aims to educate society about the ongoing mental health crisis in our country, as well as, bring attention to special needs inclusion and encourage others to be 100% themselves. Not only that, but she also volunteers for three other non-profit organizations including Network to End Hunger, Theatre Exceptional and NAMI Pasco. Eliza hopes to one day attend Duke University, entering into the medical program to pursue a career in therapy. Her openness, kindness and compassion allows her to build strong relationships with those around her. She loves helping others, giving back to her community and finding opportunities that allow her to prosper as an individual.
Mrs Florida USA, Rebecca Hawkins
Rebecca Hawkins is Mrs. Florida USA Ambassador 2021. She is a professional engineer who consults for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. She is married to Michael, her husband of 16 years and has triplet daughters, Alicia, Carly, and Kate, 7. You can find her writings at www.PinkToolsAndPearls.com, where she works to help young women in engineering find their voice
Miss Riverview Teen USA, Tatyannah Santos-Lopez
Tatyannah Santos-Lopez is a 17 year old Student-Cadet-Athlete from Riverview, Florida. She attends East Bay high school in Gibsonton. There, she plays 3 sports and is a Cadet First Sergeant, as well as the drill team and color guard commander in the school’s Army JROTC battalion. Tatyannah has been doing pageants since she was 4 years old, winning many state titles. During the month July, she will compete for 2 state titles and 1 World title, only taking a break to travel to Atlanta for basketball. Tatyannah has also dedicated her life to service in the community, founding her first of 3 foundations in the 8th grade. Made from a love of reading, and acknowledging that not all kids were fortunate enough to go to a library whenever they wanted; Her foundation, Knowledge Over Poverty donates books and goodies to children in children’s homes, hospitals, orphanages, and juvenile detention centers. Upon graduating high school next year, Tatyannah hopes to attend the prestigious United States Air Force academy majoring in Legal Studies with a minor in Nuclear Engineering. After graduating from the academy and commissioning into the Air Force as a 2nd lieutenant, she plans to serve 22 years in the Air Force as either a B-2 pilot or JAG Corp prosecutor after which she will campaign to be the first female Hispanic President of the United States in 2048.
Order of Events for
An eXceptional Evening
Hor d'oeurves, a cash bar, and live music
Featuring runway, contestant interviews, and a talent competition
Pageant Awards Ceremony
The crowning of Mr. and Ms. eXceptional!
Afterparty with the performers
Featuring performances by Jordan Krolak and DJ Dr. Ice T!