So I’ve recently been inspired to write about my experience as Miss Teenage Kootenay, and what it means to me.
So far in my journey to Miss Teenage Canada, I have been keeping busy. I have made many public appearances in the East and West Kootenays, volunteered at fundraisers, and have been a role model for children.
As soon as I got home from the Miss Teen BC pageant, I was featured on the Summit 107 Radio station. I just talked about my time at the pageant, what I liked and how the people were. The following week lots of people were telling me they heard me on the radio, and that I did a great job. It was so exciting seeing everyone supporting me. Since then I have also gone on The B-104 radio, and was on Shaw TV community features.
I love volunteering. Participating for these fundraisers has made me feel better about myself. I think the causes are important and I’m glad I got to help out. I’ve volunteered at Kick Cancer in the Grass, Caring for Kids, and getting donations for Miss Teenage Canada’s charity of choice ‘Free the Children’.
When ever I go out wearing my crown and sash, I love people reactions and comments. Everyone is really nice to me, and it helps build up confidence. It warms my heart to see the young children come up to me and ask if I’m a princess, and of course I’ll say yes, even though technically I am a Miss Teenage.
One of the appearances I made was for the local fun weekend known as Sam Steele Days. Here I was in the parade, spoke at the pageant as a visiting royalty feature, and hung out with the newly crowned Sam Steele Sweetheart, Isabella Fiorentino, and Princess, Brooke Wheeldon. Both who are which my personal friends, and I am very proud of them.
Being Miss Teenage Kootenay makes me a mature and independent young lady. I am very grateful for the opportunity that I’ve been given. I want to continue with my journey and bring more pride to my community. So far, I consider everything I have taken part in, and done for myself an accomplishment. The experience of being Miss Teenage Kootenay has built so much confidence and character. I look forward to volunteering and participating more with my title.
Thanks again for reading 🙂