You won the title of Miss Nevada High School America, what does it entail?
As Miss Nevada High School America, I have used the crown to make a positive difference in Nevada. I have had the opportunity to volunteer with many amazing organizations, including working with developmentally challenged youth through the Best Buddies organization, feeding the less fortunate, rescuing pets, and cheering on Special Olympics athletes. I have also been able to educate those younger than me about the dangerous effects of bullying, respecting others, and implementing the principles of B.R.A.V.E. (Building Respect And Values for Everyone).
What inspired you to walk on the course of beauty pageants?
I wanted to gain life experience, meet new, wonderful people, and look for new ways to help in our community. I knew I could gain more confidence in myself and share what I have learned with others.
What do you expect to gain by competing in pageantry?
I want to continue to help others, including teaching others about the consequences of bullying and that bullying affects all of us. We must build each other up and help everyone succeed. Pageantry has also helped with my communication skills and I want to continue to learn from the experience.
Tell me something about yourself and your work. What do you actually do, and have done in the past?
I have been a soccer player since I was 5 years old. In 2016, I tore my ACL, MCL and meniscus while playing soccer. I had surgery and was on the sidelines for 11 months before I came back to play. After a year back on the field, I re-tore my ACL/MCL and Meniscus and had surgery once again. It was very tough the first time going through extensive physical therapy and not knowing whether I would ever get back on the field. This time is different because I know I came back stronger once and I will do it again. I
won’t let an injury stop me from achieving my dreams and continue doing what I love.
What would you advise any young girl out there who has a dream of being a queen one day?
GO FOR IT! Don’t be afraid of the outcome. Winning the crown or not will not define who you are, but the journey will help you become a better version of yourself. You are already a winner by competing and showing yourself that you can stand in front of a crowd and express yourself. Pageants are not just about being pretty, they are about having a great heart and believing in yourself.