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miss teen america 2018

olivia occhigrossi

First and foremost, I want to thank each and every individual that helped me along the way to chase my dream of being crowned Miss Teen America 2018! I also would like to give a huge thank you to my new directors, Miss Nikki and Miss Jess - they are an absolute dream. This is going to be the year of a lifetime, and I will not take a second of this fairytale for granted. During my reign, I hope to inspire those I meet along the way, learn from the experiences I will gain, and most importantly - make my supporters proud. I cannot wait to share this year with all of you!

I am a senior at Score Academy in Boca Raton, Florida, where I serve as the President of our National Honor Society Chapter. As a member of the Honors Program, I am very dedicated to my studies and focused on my full AP class schedule. Outside of the classroom, you can usually find me at the beach, spending time with my family or friends, or reading my current favorite novel. In the coming years, I plan to major in Public Policy, followed by attending Law School, to pursue my career in the Justice System. I hope to one day spend my days speaking up on behalf of those who cannot.

As an avid supporter of the USO, I frequently participate in “Operation: That’s My Dress” events across the country. Being able to combine my love of volunteering with my passion for fashion has been one of the most fulfilling experiences to date. I advocate for children with neurodiversities through my work with the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, and I adore having the opportunity to build relationships with the students. Additionally, I travel to elementary schools in my community to educate our youth about the lack of initiative surrounding their generation. This is a social issue that I feel very strongly about, and I strive to stress the importance of not only having a voice, but being able to use it.

I am incredibly thankful and honored to have been chosen as Miss Teen America 2018, and feel so blessed to be embarking on this once in a lifetime opportunity. This is going to be the most memorable year to date for me, and to keep up with my reign you can follow MTA on Instagram @missteenamericaofficial , Snapchat @missteenamerica , and on our official Facebook page (Miss Teen America).

Don’t forget to sign up for Miss Teen America 2019, to compete for the title and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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