I love interviews. In pageants, it's my favorite phase of competition and it's the best part of being in 4-H too. Therefore, I loved my first press conference as Miss Mansfield's Outstanding Teen! I enjoyed speaking with the reporter conducting the interview. She made me feel comfortable and gave plenty of openings for me to share my message. I'm grateful for this opportunity and look forward to serving the Mansfield community during my year as their teen titleholder. The main reason I enjoy being a titleholder is because it offers me the opportunity to serve even more in communities with my platform of pediatric cancer awareness and research. May a cure be found soon!
This weekend I competed for and won the title of Miss Mansfield's Outstanding Teen 2014. This local is truly amazing; it's often referred to as a "little" Miss Ohio because of its excellence in production, competition, and assemblance to the state pageant. The other teens were all wonderful and very sweet! I enjoyed getting to know them. The titleholders from this local are fortunate to have many speaking opportunities and involvement in the community, which is my favorite part of being a title holder. Congratulations to Jenna DePizzo, Miss North Central Ohio, and Erin Curry, Miss Mansfield (my sister queen)! I'm sooooo excited to be the "hometown girl" this June.
Finally, spring musical is here! This year our school is performing, "All Shook Up" a jukebox musical featuring Elvis Presley music and inspired by Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." I will be in the show's chorus and a feature dancer! It's been fun working with my friends; I can't wait to see this come together!
Happy 2014! It's the start of an exciting new year! I've asked my parents instead of having a "15th birthday party" if they would secure a space and a DJ so I can host a "Lemon Ball" - a fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand where my friends will don their old homecoming dresses and make a donation for pediatric cancer research instead of giving birthday presents. I'm so happy they said yes! Updates coming soon!