Last Saturday, Siri and I crowned a new Miss Wheelchair Minnesota. I was so honored to be a part of the night because it truly was an inspirational night. There were five contestants who all where so deserving of the crown! But a special congrats to the 2013 Miss Wheelchair Minnesota, Carissa! She will travel to Texas to compete at Miss Wheelchair America and I'm wishing her all the best.
I volunteered at Ruby's Pantry. Ruby's Pantry is a Christian-centered
food distribution organization. I've been volunteering here monthly for
about a year and yesterday was my last month there as Miss Minnesota's
Outstanding Teen. But this month was a lot of fun because Molly (Miss MN
High School) and her sister Muriel, Catie (Miss City of Lakes
Outstanding Teen), and Maren (Miss Baxter, and my lovely boyfriend Dylan
all volunteered as well.
crazy for me to even think that I have only three weeks left as Miss
Minnesota's Outstanding Teen. I've already begun writing my farewell.
It's surreal... the year went by SO incredibly fast! I know that a lot
of titleholders say that, but when you work so hard for something for
four years and finally achieve what you've been working hard to
accomplish, it's over in an instant. As I look back on my year, it
certainly wasn't the easiest year as I was extremely busy and sometimes
overloaded, but I regret nothing of what happened the past year.
Everything happens for a reason and I'm so thankful that it took me four
years to win the Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen crown because it
makes my year that much more special. My hope as I finish my final few
weeks is that I can inspire more young women to compete in this system
and to encourage those who have competed several times to keep
competing because hard work and determination will eventually pay off.
plan for each of our lives is so unique and couldn't be more perfect.
This past year I've really learned to trust that he is leading me down
the right road, even if it's the one less traveled. I'm so lucky to be
able to share His love through this crown and I hope the next Miss
Minnesota's Outstanding Teen can do the same.
But until next time,
Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen 2012