Endless Opportunities

When I became Miss New Jersey Teen America my opportunities were endless. My inspiration to help others continued as I proudly represented my state. I took my confidence and made a winning speech to become President of my freshman class. Along with my state title and presidency, I joined Casey caregivers, a club that gives back to people in need. Visiting the children at K. Hovnanian Hospital and giving them Halloween treats and gifts was priceless. Their smiles warmed my heart.

Volunteering at the Make a Wish Foundation & Susan G. Komen walks.

Speaking at the American Heart Association as a heart disease survivor is always an honor. I also continue to read to kids about anti-bullying in their classrooms. Helping at food pantries to help our senior citizens in my community has also proven to be rewarding. This is just the Beginning of my journey. Moving forward I have big plans to continue to spread love, kindness, and respect as your Miss New Jersey Teen America 2019.

Making a difference one day at a time,

Kayla Ogno