Hello my name is Keyara La’shae Hedgepeth, affectionately referred to as Lucy. I am the daughter of Brian and Jessica Hedgepeth. I have one brother, D’Montae O’Neal Hedgepeth. I attend Gaston College Preparatory (KIPP) in Gaston, NC, where I have met all academic goals for my grade level. I am currently on a college track and looking forward to attending ECU in 2026. I enjoy taking piano lessons, playing soccer and softball, and finding ways to give back to my people. I am a student at Raven Street Dance Studio and Cultural Group so I can continue to get a better understanding of my culture. This year as Little Miss Haliwa Saponi I felt that I accomplished a lot. I hope my legacy of peace and unity continues to grow.