My platform is Giving hope to Underpriveleged kids, because children have been one of my focuses to help since I was a little girl myself. I started taking action when I was in seventh grade. I had been confirmed within my church, and the bible verse to help take my life in the right path was James 1:27 which is , " Religionthat is pure and undefiled before the Lordis this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself untainted by the world." I was inspired to begin coat drives early on, and to partcipate in events putting together school bags, buying gifts, and serving for children. For the past couple of years I have involved my friends with the Childrens home of Rapid City, and we have had various to buy them toys around Christmas time. I was elected to CCYM ( Conference Council of Youth Ministry) for the Dakotas, where I plan events for youth across the two states. These kids aren't necessarily poor or hungry, but they may need help making friends or a chance to a new start. At the events I love reaching out to all different kinds of personalities and helping as much as possible. I have recently been elected chair of a Youth Council at my local church also. In the youth council is yet another opportunity for me to help with kids. When I say the word "underpriveleged", it doesn't limit us to the poor, abused, or homeless children, although they are a top priority. It can also include the shy kids who just want a friend, or the bullied kids who hide constantly, or even the kids who just need to talk to someone.
ACTIVITIES: Softball, Cheerleading, Golf, Student Council, National Honors Society, CCYM, Youth Council
What will I do as a Title Holder: I plan to bring more volunteers to Children's Homes across SD, as well as raise funds for them. I would like to be a role modelfor girls that are looking for the chance to get out there, and also raise awareness about the Miss America Organization.