Wow did this weekend come and go fast! Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen was the experience of a lifetime. Every girl there inspired me in some way through their graciousness and beauty and I am so honored to have been named Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen's 2nd runner up of such an astounding group. They couldn't have picked two better girls than Lizzy and Lauren as the others to complete the top three. Lizzy and I had so many laughs together in our dressing room and although I didn't see much of Lauren, we've gotten to know each other from competing in the past. All I can say is how thankful I am to have been blessed with this opportunity. I was astonished by each girl I got to know and the courage and true beauty each possessed. A year ago, I didn't know pageants even existed, and now, I couldn't image my life without them and the incredible influence they and the women who are a part of them have had on my life. Thank you to everyone who came to support me! Your cheers and sparkly multicolored signs meant the world to me. I cannot wait to see what the rest of this year has in store for me and the rest of Team Waseca with summer and Miss Minnesota to come.
I am so blessed to have grown up with this wonderful group of women. In 2nd grade my mom helped start the Owatonna American Heritage Girls troop 31, and I've been apart of the group ever since. I thank God every day for these amazing young women and leaders who have come into my life and shaped me into the girl I am today. They have always been there and encouraged me in every aspect of my life. This evening at our monthly meeting, I was asked to come in my sash and crown for a time of prayer. It meant so much for the girls to put their hands over me and lift me up to The Lord. I am so blessed to have had this group of women in my life and to have them keeping me in their prayers as I prepare for this weekend.
Thank you for visiting my blog! Come back often as I will update with pictures and journal about various appearances I make, share my platform, and prepare for Miss Minnesota in June!