miss TAR HEEL STATE teen america

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Issue of Concern:  Lack of new socks and underwear for homeless and low-income families. Nearly 1 in 5 Carolina families live in poverty. I founded Pair Necessities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to help meet this lack of basic needs.

Ambition:  Study French and economics in college and work for the United Nations.

Hobbies:  Crew (rowing), Travel, Reading, Current Events/Global Issues, Fashion, Scuba Diving

Favorite Foods:  Tacos, Crepes, Oreos

Favorite Quote:  “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Special Talents:  Rowing; Conversational French; Folding Hexaflexagons; Thumb-Wrestling Champion

What question do you hope the judges will ask you?  I hope the judges ask me about Pair Necessities, Inc., the nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, I started, because I am excited to share its mission.

In your reign as title holder, how would you serve as a role model for children? I believe the best way for me to serve as a role model for children and my peers during my reign as Miss Teen America is to lead by example. I will follow my personal values and share my commitment to education and improving the lives of those around me. In today’s world of global communication and social media, it is more important than ever to always share a positive message that reflects well upon me personally and also the Teen America organization.