From a little girl who was told she would never speak to an International public speaker.
Samantha Sewell has made her journey, her struggles, her apraxia into a beacon of hope. Samantha born with Apraxia struggled in school with bullying and her grades. Sewell was often told that she would not graduate with the “regular” diploma and that she may never be able to communicate like everyone else.
In the ninth grade, Sewell was verbally abused by a teacher, being told by this teacher every day that she was retarded, and constantly separated from the rest of the class. Sewell developed Depression and Anxiety because of this.
In 2015 Sewell received a message on her Instagram page, encouraging her to compete in a provincial pageant. Eventually, Sewell decided to try for the title, and to her shock, she won the title that year. Soon after winning the title Sewell discovered the crown was powerful. People listened to when she wore it.
Now five years after entering pageantry Sewell has spoken in 2 countries, 6 USA states, 4 Canadian provinces and has reached people worldwide with her message of Anti Bullying and Inclusion for all.
Sewell has become an advocate for Bullying, Inclusion, and Apraxia, educating the world on the after-effects of bullying and the signs of current bullying, and mental health.
Since 2015 Sewell has been seen attending and volunteering at over 1500 events worldwide!
Samantha’s Pageant Titles:
Miss Canada Universal Global 2023
Miss Tourism World Canada 2020/21
Miss Royalty International 2020
MRI International Fashion Model 2019
MRI Miss North America 2019
Miss International Volunteer 2019
Ultimate Miss Worldwide Canada 2018-2020
MRI Miss Canada 2018
Miss Worldwide Teen Canada 2017
Miss Teen Galaxy Canada 2016
Miss Teen Social Media 2015
Miss Teenage Okanagan 2015
Samantha’s Pageant Awards:
Pageant Planet’s Top 10 Miss Fun Fashion Outfits of 2019
Miss Royalty International Fashion Model 2020 (highest fashion score age 13+)
Top Finalist International Runway Model (Gown ages 13+)
Top Finalist International Role Model (age 13+) 2020
Best Application (Miss) 2020
Best Fashion Outfit (Miss) 2020
Top 12 Most Inspiring Miss, Positive Pageantry Awards 2018
Miss Royalty International 2019 1st Runner-up
Top 5 International Role Model (age 13+) 2018
International Peoples Choice (overall) 2016
Most Inspiring Pageant Queen Finalist 2016
Best International (Out of UK) Pageant Queen Finalist 2016
Awards Samantha Won:
Vernon Best of The Best Awards, Best Volunteer 2021
Global Change Leader 2017, Strength and Identity
Principal’s Choice Award Grad 2016
Community Leader Finalist, Vernon BC 2016
SD22 Vernon District Project Scholarship Winner 2016
Grade 8 Citizen of the year
Wow Vernon has there very own National Star, so cool. My child went to a School where you spoke at and came home in tears, saying how happy he was that someone else has trouble speaking. My son has DYSARTHRIA and it has infected not only his speech but his friends, and his social life. He is now in fifth grade and is bullied, and as he explained you were too. He can home that day and told me that everything was going to be okay because the “queen” was just like him. Once I calmed down his excitement and got him to explain it to me it all became clear. You changed his life. He tells me he talked to you after and you understood every word, which is usually difficult (even for me). Thank you, you have changed our life’s forever. I am overly thrilled that you are sharing this platform as there are millions of children ,like my son, suffering in silence from this horrible Impediment!! He haven’t stopped talking about you and telling you to leave a message, about what your message and speech meant to him. SO THANK YOU SAMANTHA. You have saved my son, from the feeling of being alone in his struggle. THANK YOU.
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Thank you! Yes I designed the site myself, the theme itself is a paid theme, but I designed all the graphics, the header image, and the colours.
Congratulations on your success after a heck of a lot of hard work! I read your story with disbelief that a teacher would be so cruel. Likely they are still working in the Vernon School District and have gone unchecked. My fear is they are continuing to damage other children. I urge you to reach out to the district to share your story so something can be done about that teacher. Congratulations on your New York City billboard! That is so amazing! I wish you many days ahead full of joy and happiness.
Thank you for your kind words. I have written and sent my story to both Vernon SD 22 as well as the BC school trustee board, they assure me policies have changed. However this is why I am educating people as they assured this was not happening while it was happening to me.