The Guam Legislature recently recognized Athena McNinch “for her contributions as an ambassador” for Guam.
In 2018, McNinch was crowned Miss Universe Guam. In that role, she represented the island in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2018 and at the Miss International Pageant in Tokyo in April 2019.
In 2017 she was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar and earned a U.S. Congressional Award Gold Medal in 2018.
From January through March this year, she represented Guam as a White House intern in Washington D.C.
McNinch graduated with honors from the University of Guam where she majored in Public Administration and Criminal Justice. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at UOG.
The resolution presented by the Legislature to McNinch on June 16th recognizes her “for her contributions as an ambassador for our island and community and for exuding primary examples of leadership and scholarship among her peers and the people of Guam.”
McNinch is the daughter of UOG professor Ron McNinch and his wife Rose McNinch.