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June 6, 2014 Chattanooga Zoo

Being Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee allows me the privilege to be a public figure and meet so many special people. Every year, the Chattanooga Zoo opens after hours for families with children who have special needs and, in a partnership with Unum, provides admission, activities, and food at no cost. This was a truly special night indeed. I was able to set up a table by the food tent and came in contact with so many nice people throughout the evening.

It was awesome to tell them about the Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee organization! I was able to give out information and I hope this will be a way to get more people involved in our pageant and with the organization! I made many special new friends, one of them being a sweet girl named Jenny who wanted her picture taken with a princess. Although I don’t feel like I am royalty, I am very proud of what I represent! I look forward to continuing to spread my message in the coming year!

Special Olympics – Nashville

May 16th 2014 Nashville, TN

What a great night at the Nashville Special Olympics held at Lipscomb University! I had the privilege of being a banner judge and boy, was that a tough job!

There were so many beautiful banners that represented each area, and I know a lot of hard work went into them! I was blessed to spend the evening with our current Miss Tennessee Shelby Thompson, a fellow judge. What a beautiful person inside and out! One of the biggest blessings of this title is all of the new connections I get to make! Shelby even wants to volunteer at our next pageant. One of the many highlights of the ceremony was hearing gold medalist figure skater Scott Hamilton offer words of wisdom to the athletes. Oh, and we cannot forget the parachuting cows from Chic Fil A! Above all, it was so wonderful to be a part of such an important night for so many courageous individuals! I look forward to being part of the Special Olympics for many years to come!

Special Olympics – Cleveland

April 26, 2014 Cleveland, Tennessee

I had the privilege of participating in my local Special Olympics on April 26th. What a wonderful day this was! As Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee, I was able to participate in the ribbon ceremony after each event. To see these athletes stand on the podium and accept their awards was such an amazing experience. I met so many sweet people who I will never forget!

Thank you so much to the Cleveland Civitan Club for inviting me to participate. This is an organization that I plan on becoming involved with in the near future. Also, I can promise you this will not be my last Special Olympics! From here on out I plan on being a volunteer each year and experiencing the wonderful feeling of watching these amazing people overcome their disabilities and standing on those podiums accepting their awards. I am so honored to be an advocate for every single one of them!