Miss North Carolina Blog

I Earned It… Because I Learned It

The Miss America Organization provides scholarship rewards for educational purposes to young women who learn from the programs many facets; those that have the potential to empower young women and those that indeed challenge them greatly.  This is not a giveaway of funds by any means.  This is a comprehensive learning experience wherein a young […]

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The Fairytale Adventure of Self-Actualization

The door opens today for my opportunity to be Miss America 2.0 for 2019. Beginning the competition with my interview; my chance to tell the judges why it is necessary they elect me to the office of a social change agent championing my social impact initiative, women’s issues, and the Children’s Miracle Network, my competition […]

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The Heart of a Fighter

“thank I am exhausted.  It seems like I have not stopped all day.  The day has been so long I honestly do not know if I have even sat down for minute.  It is now 4:00 PM and I just finished cleaning up everything from lunch, there is a load of clothes in the washer, one coming out […]

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Who Mentors Who

Enrolling in the Miss America Organization placed me in a very special mentorship role holding a local title; having an Outstanding Teen.  My experiences with Outstanding Teen sister titleholders have been nothing short of extraordinary. Mentoring young women is a key component of the Miss America Organization’s titleholders.  Girl power..Empowered women…united sisterhood…these are elemental of the Miss […]

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Thank you, Volunteers

JL Turner is the founder and longtime Chief Executive Office of the Dollar General Corporation.  One of our nation’s most rapidly growing companies with nearly 14,000 locations in 45 states, this product-mix driven chain of discount stores is often recognized for having had a founder and CEO with only a third grade education who was […]

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This is Us

“When the sharpest words wanna cut me down…I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out. This is brave, this is proof, this is who I’m meant to be, this is me! Look out ’cause here I come; and I’m marching on to the beat I drum. I’m not scared to be seen, I make […]

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The Sisterhood Continues to Grow

The Miss North Carolina Class of 2019 began its formation what seems like just hours ago when my Miss North Carolina roommate and dear friend, Alyssa Johnson, crowned Miss Statesville 2019, Kaitlyn Sparks.  Kaitlyn, a young woman with whom I have had the pleasure of competing, became the first 2019 classmate who will join hopefully 50 […]

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Statesville Sisterhood

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead The formation of a thoughtful, committed group of empowered, young citizens begins today as the first young woman joins the Miss North Carolina Class of 2019.  As the season of local competitions […]

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#WeAreMissAmerica

“Differentiate between character and personality.”  I was asked this question in a mock interview. It remains one of my favorite questions of all time.  In this time of evolution for the Miss America Organization, the 2.0 rebranding, this question often resurfaces in my mind. In my opinion personality is almost equal to mood or attitude.  Personality changes frequently […]

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