2022 Miss Hyde Park's OT
Eden Wilson is a YouTube Partner, technology ambassador, entrepreneur, speaker, champion rhythmic gymnast, a former competitor on Lifetime’s Child Genius, Miss Chicago’s Outstanding Teen 2020, serving for nearly two years, and Miss Hyde Park’s Outstanding Teen 2022. She is the owner of Lemonerdy.com, a website where she showcases her clothing and accessory line as well as videos from four seasons of her YouTube show. Her goal is to inspire everyone to share their stories and pursue their dreams by sharing her various hobbies and talents - from reading, coding, and trying interesting foods to making crafts, cooking, and hanging out with her friends.
The youngest competitor in the 2020 Miss Chicago’s Outstanding Teen Competition at just 13, Eden won the Interview Award, Entrepreneurship Award, Miracle Maker Award, and the People’s Choice Award. At the Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen Competition, Eden was in the top 5 for People’s Choice, Top 5 for Photogenic, and won the Fundraising Award. Now a 10th grader, Eden is a principal’s list honor student, a member of the National Junior Honor Society, National Computer Science Honor Society, and a member of Best Buddies Illinois. She enjoys learning sign language and tutoring kids with Chicago Teen Mentors. Eden has developed and produced coding courses for DIY.org. She recently won a pitch competition and received funding for her newest venture, Lemonerdy U, where she will create courses that teach kids to code.
Eden is the 2022 Illinois State Level 8 Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion, the Coretta Scott King Service Award 2022 First Runner Up, and a 2022 Northern Illinois NCWIT Aspirations in Computer Science Regional Award Winner. She has earned over 180 volunteer hours tutoring with Chicago Teen Mentors and The Special Olympics and holds an IHSA Special Olympics Leadership Certification. Eden has been featured on YouTube Kids for Black History Month and Women’s History Month. She was featured in the Huffington Post Special Feature on Black Teens in America, was a speaker at the Alliouagana Festival of the Word Literary Festival in Montserrat, West Indies, and has spoken to groups about tech and entrepreneurship.
During her year of service as Miss Hyde Park’s Outstanding Teen, she will help girls gain access to computer science education and to inspiring women role models who work in technology.