Where were you born?
In a small country hospital in Humboldt, Tennessee.
is your current occupation?
I do volunteer work and help young girls who are
beginning pageantry. I want each of my girls to know
they are beautiful inside and out and that no matter
what they would like to achieve, with hard work and
a positive attitude, all their dreams can come true.
do you go to school?
I am currently a sophomore at Milan High School,
maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
are some of your favorite hobbies?
My extracurricular activities have been numerous,
enriching, and quite diverse. I am the Milan
High School Football Manager and AthleticTrainer
which has groomed me into a more responsible,
dedicated, mature, and competitive person. I
also play soccer, as a female on my high school
men’s team; playing on an all-male
team has taught me strength, self-control, and
discipline. I am a six time graduate of the Tennessee
National Guard Youth Boot camp, serving my last
year as a Junior Drill Instructor,
where I led my platoon in Drill and Ceremony,
being awarded the highest honors of all competitors.
I received the "Lion Heart Award" for
leadership, compassion, knowledge and achievement.
What I enjoyed the most from my years as a boot
camp participant has been the patriotism, history
and love for my country it has instilled in me.
I am also a three time graduate of the NASA Space
Academy, being selected by the top administrators
to receive the distinguished "Right Stuff
Award" for my
leadership, positive attitude and motivation
of my fellow cadets. As Mission Commander I was
able, with help of my crew, to successfully maneuver
our simulated space mission without incident.
My time at NASA has been a dream come true and
has been some of the most exciting and educationally
enriching times of my life.
is your favorite family holiday? Why?
Christmas, my family has so many priceless
traditions including: baking Jesus a birthday
cake together, Elf on the Shelf, and Scavenger
is your favorite thing about your state?
I love Tennessee, it is enriched in culture
and music, from Memphis' Rhythm and Blues,
Elvis, Carl Perkins, to Nashville the Home of
Country Music. Tennessee is a beautiful state
flat plains of the west to the towering Smoky
Mountains in the East. We also have St. Jude's
Cancer Research Hospital, the Tennessee Titans
NFL Football Team, the Nashville Predators NHL
Hockey Team, and let's not forget our Memphis
Grizzles NBA Basketball team. There is ALWAYS
something to do in Tennessee.
charities do you like working with the most?
I volunteer with TN Blue and the Tennessee
Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence,
where I participated in a documentary that was
sent to middle schools nationwide to educate
on Teen Dating Violence. I also volunteer with
Birth Choice Medical Center; it is a pro-life
pregnancy care center that provides free assistance
to women facing an unplanned pregnancy. As
part of my National Platform, I also volunteer
with CONKERR CANCER, a non-profit organization
that brightens the hospital rooms of children
in the hospital with severe illnesses,
by taking the favorite things of those children
and designing pillow cases specifically for
them during their stay.
you could live anywhere else in the world where
I would enjoy living in Florida, because
that would mean my dreams have finally
come true and I would be working with NASA at
the Kennedy Space Center as an Aeronautical Engineer/Astronaut.
do you expect to gain by participating in pageants?
Pageants have taught me poise, physical
fitness, academic excellence, and public
speaking. My wonderful pageant sisters, directors,
and my whole pageant family, have been one
of the most valuable and sincerely
best parts of pageantry. They have been my extended
family, my cheering section, my motivators, my
prayer warriors, and for that I will
always love pageantry and what it stands for.
are your plans after the pageant?
I have already gained so much from
being a titleholder. I hope to continue
to grow, mature and evolve into a strong and
independent young woman, who never forgets the
grace and poise she was taught as
a young girl. I plan to continue
in my schooling, maintaining my 4.0 GPA. I plan
to attend Harvard University
for my undergraduate and continue
my studies until I reach my doctorate, graduating
with honors, in order to pursue my dream
of being an Astronaut/Aeronautical
Engineer for NASA. I would love to journey to
day and look back and tell the world, pageantry
played a huge part in my success.