There's nothing quite like helping others for making you feel good about yourself. Getting involved in community service projects can build your self-confidence while you improve the world around you.
Some community service opportunities require an ongoing commitment while others are one-time events. Once you've decided how much time you can give, one way to decide on a project is to decide what issues are most important to you.
The beautiful Dexonna Talbot, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss Utah 2018, launched her own platform called Servesteem: increasing self esteem through service - "I believe my platform is beneficial for all ages and can truly help others reach their full potential as an individual" - she explained.
For her platform Dexonna creates and does one major service project each month and invites all those wanting to participate to be apart of it - "I’ve also had the opportunity to create my own dance program for students with special needs. I have also been able to serve humanitarian projects in both Vietnam and Mexico."
If she wins the crown Dexonna will have the opportunity to represent the state of Utah in Miss America 2019 on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City. At the end of the event, Miss America 2018, Cara Mund of North Dakota, will officially crown her successor.
Did you know ? Two Miss Utah titleholders have won the Miss America pageant.
JessiKate Riley of Beaver was crowned Miss Utah 2017 on June 17, 2017 at Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah. She competed for the title of Miss America 2018 on September 10, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey where she won a Preliminary award in Talent as well as a Non-Finalist talent award.