Photo Credit: Carlos Velez

Photo Credit: Carlos Velez

Julia Meckley

MISS PENNSYLVANIA teen USA 2019

Julia Meckley is a 17-year-old junior at the Shipley School, an academic college prep school, where she is a co-head of her DECA organization and sings in the school Glee Club and A Capella group. After participating in various sports, Julia recently started focusing on training in competitive pole vaulting.  She is a long-distance walker and hiker, having crossed the Pyrenees mountains, beginning in France, and walking across Spain and Portugal, averaging 15-20 miles per day for over 30 days. All with a map, a backpack and only one change of clothes, no makeup and not even a hairbrush!  Julia volunteers with local organizations that support food insecurity and believes that no student should worry about being hungry.

 

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