Monday, I spoke at a neat elementary school in Hot Springs, Langston Aerospace and Environmental Magnet. The hallways are decorated with science-related objects, and the fourth grade students are treated each year with a field trip to space camp! I really enjoyed speaking to the assembly of well-behaved students and visiting the classrooms afterward. Given the opportunity to ask a question, a little boy asked “How did you get that crown?” When I explained the phases of competition in the Miss Arkansas pageant, he didn’t understand the difference between posing in a swimsuit and actually swimming. He kept swinging his arms like he was swimming the breast stroke. Haha, I got so tickled.
This week, I received the CD of photos from the shoot I had with Jessica Fleeman Barksdale in Arkadelphia. I had so much fun working with Jessica, and she is a phenomenal photographer! Feel free to check out her website(http://jessicajunephotography.squarespace.com/)
I enjoyed the Arkansas State Fair on Thursday as I walked through the entire park after getting lost! Nothing smells better than the aroma of funnel cakes and fried cheesecake drifting through the air … but I promised myself that I wouldn’t eat any since Miss America is now three months away. My home dance team from Studio Allegro competed in the state talent contest and did a great job! I was also excited to see several good pageant friends compete in the individual talent competition and pageant!Friday, I spoke in two assemblies at University Heights Elementary School in Nettleton, Arkansas. The principal of the school is a best friend of my princess’s mother.She called to see if my princess, Riley Stephens, could assist me in the assemblies. So we took a two-hour road trip with Riley and had the best time! She is so mature and an awesome conversationalist for a fourth grader! Also, she was a huge help with the little ones. I need to invite her more often!