When I first became your Miss Massachusetts Teen America I thought long and hard about how I could use this platform to help and inspire others. I am a volunteer by nature and have received a United States Presidential Award for over 100 hours of community service within one school year. While I love doing service for others, singing is my other love. I’ve been singing since I was 4 years old, when my Nana taught me my first song "Summertime." As a state queen, I decided to combine my two loves by performing monthly acts of service where I sing to support a worthy cause. I have been hard at work volunteering my voice to support my platform to help veterans and children in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I train constantly and use my voice as my gift to others to bring joy and spread kindness throughout my great State. I haven't stopped since I got my crown and sash. So far, my favorite service activity was the Boston Children's Hospital where I gave a mini Disney princess concert and sang songs from some of my favorite Disney movies. The kids were great, their parents were grateful, and it felt so good to help.
I've been singing the National Anthem at various events to support our Nation and honor our heroes. I have a family full of first responders and when I'm singing the national anthem I think of the sacrifices they make daily. I'm also working with my local Marines to do a Toys for Tots Drive to make Christmas the best it can be for some families who need help. I plan to release a new song and video just in time for the Christmas season called, "Hurry Up Santa." Part of the proceeds I receive from the songs sale will go to support Christmas for them. I will be appearing on a local television station to talk about my work as Miss Massachusetts Teen America 2019. I hope that my 12 months of service will help bring a smile or some cheer to those in need.
Your Miss Massachusetts Teen America 2019,