My platform, "Second Chances through Mentoring," adds purpose to my year as Miss Arkansas. Click here for more information!
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The Miss Arkansas Organization gave over $88,000 in scholarship during the 2012 pageant. This organization is dedicated to providing opportunities and encouraging personal growth among young women in Arkansas! Miss Arkansas 2012 Sloane Roberts serves as the spokesperson for this organization and will compete in the 2013 Miss America Pageant in January!
2012 Miss America Laura Kaeppler serves as the spokesperson for the Miss America Organization and national ambassador for Children's Miracle Network. She represents the four points of the crown: service, style, scholarship, and success!
This Wednesday, I headed to Park Hill Baptist Church to speak to the youth group! Now that I make approximately one speaking or charity appearance a week, I really cherish the opportunity more than ever! I was particularly excited to talk to teenagers and remind them of the influence they have among their peers. I shared several stories based on my platform of “Second Chances through Mentoring” and stressed that you don’t have to be “qualified” or “famous” to make a difference. You just have to be willing to give your care and time to encourage others.
Laura Leigh read the opening verse for me!
I tried something new while speaking to the teens. I gave them a twitter challenge and asked them to tweet quotes from my speech that grabbed their attention. It was very insightful to see what they grasped from my message, and I happily retweeted them! Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2012 Laura Leigh Turner (and 2nd Runner up to MAOT) was in the audience and tweeted:
“Even though the moment may be painful, it is in that moment that we realize that God’s plan is so much greater than ours! -@MissAR2011”
In pageant land, Hoopeston, Illinois, hosted the Miss National Sweetheart Pageant, where a runner-up representative from each state is sent to compete on the national level. Arkansas has a strong reputation at this pageant, especially since Simone Mullinax won the title last year as our state's sweetheart. This year, third-runner up Rosalyn Taylor represented the natural state. Rosalyn has always impressed me with her drive, baton-twirling, rock-hard abs, and confidence! Even though she was not announced to the top 10 at National Sweetheart, I am so proud of her! I know she represented Arkansas strongly and must have ranked #11 in scores!