The leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017
[email protected] 

Ava Skye wins title of Miss "Lil Rising Star" Connecticut 2014
Ava Skye wins title of Miss "Lil Rising Star" Connecticut 2014

Ava Skye Perrella was crowned Miss "lil Rising Star" Connecticut 2014 on Nov 23,2014. Ava Skye competed in the 0-23 month pageant in the catagories of casual wear and formal wear. While on stage, 18 month old Ava Skye waived to the crowd of over 100 people and blew a kiss to the judges. Ava Skye will represent her age group and hold her title of Miss "lil Rising Star" until November of 2014. Ava Skye's community service statement, "To inspire all children who happen to be born with Down syndrome to reach for the stars and go after their dreams". In 2014, Ava Skye will represent her division at community service events and parades.

Vote for your favorite story! Each month, the two stories with the most votes will be featured in the NDSS E-Newsletter.*


Your email address will be used for voter tracking only, and will not be used for future NDSS emails.
Click here to become a fan on Facebook.
Click here to follow us on Twitter.

*Votes will be reset at the end of each month.

Full Name
Comments (1,000 character limit)

Heidi Voight, United States, CT
12/16/2013 9:01:35 AM
Go Ava Skye! <3

Lois Daddona, United States, FL
12/13/2013 6:30:08 PM
Ava has our vote; she is so cute!!!

Heather, United States, CT
12/13/2013 2:52:59 PM
Go Ava! She is truly one lucky girl to have such an amazing family :) Happy Holidays

Patty Hart, United States, CT
12/13/2013 2:16:43 PM
Good Luck Ava!!!

Shea Liles, United States, NC
12/12/2013 9:34:30 PM
Good luck Ava Skye! :)

Beverly O'Hara, United States, NH
12/11/2013 9:45:13 AM
Ava Skye is a beautiful little girl who brightens your day with a smile. It is so heart-warming to see an event like this for such special children like Ava.

Michael, United States, CT
12/11/2013 7:35:56 AM
She has my vote!!

cheryl reilly, United States, VT
12/11/2013 7:17:33 AM
Ava is a wonderful Miss Lil Rising Star. She wore her crown proudly & it was will deserved. The crowd loved her & she loved them back. Blowing Kisses, Smiling & waving to the crowd & judges. What a fantastic personality this little girl has.

James Perrella, United States, CT
12/10/2013 4:58:09 PM
Thank you Ashley McClain!

James, United States, CT
12/10/2013 4:56:17 PM
Please hit the "vote for this story" tab on the left! Thank you!

Ashley McClain, United States, CT
12/10/2013 1:04:07 PM
We love Ava Skye! Very thankful to have her as part of the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization!

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors