The state pageant is spectacular. Many girls want to discover their self-empowerement. This program has done that for me. There are no words to truly describe the incredible feelings of self accomplishment we experience when we're on that stage. We know we've worked hard and it feels like we can do anything. At the end of the night, I didn't make the top five as I had hoped, but I've grown more because of competing. I realized the magnificent role confidence and determination play in everything we do, and that even when we don't win, there's still an audience full of people who love you waiting to support you once you're off the stage too. So for anyone looking to discover more about themselves, or to stretch their limits, this pageant is a phenomenal way to begin.