Children's Parade GRAND MARSHALL
Miss Teen Louisiana 2003
School: Evangel Christian Academy, Senior Class
Hobbies & Sports: Singing, acting, playing
pool, tennis, scrapbooking, babysitting, volunteering
at church, and spending time with friends.
Honors: Miss Teen Louisiana 2003; 1st place at
Youth Talent Competition for Louisiana Farm Bureau in
July 2003, President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes;
National Honor Society; 1st place at Caddo Magnet High's
Talent Show in Fall 2002; awards for the past two years
at Assembly of God state and national Fine Arts Festival
in vocal, short sermon, and drama competitions.
Interesting Facts: Traveled to Jamaica and the
United Kingdom for mission trips; featured on billboards
for Southfield School around Shreveport/Bossier in 2nd
and 3rd grade; performed in at least one drama or musical
every year since 3 years old.
Future ambitions: Attend college, majoring in TV
broadcasting. Then pursue a seminary degree, going into
full-time ministry, working with youth and children in
the United States, India, and around the world.
Platform as Miss Teen Louisiana 2003: Character
Education: "Teaching Kids to Care" Character education
is teaching children to care about being responsible and
respectful members of society. Today, the vast majority
of Americans share a respect for fundamental positive
character traits such as honesty, compassion, kindness,
courage, and perseverance. Yet, in today's complex and
troubled world, most children face great uncertainties.
These positive traits are not always taught or modeled
at home and because of this, it may be difficult for children
to grasp or learn them. Therefore, the challenge is to
teach children positive values and help provide the support
they need to be successful and develop into strong, competent,
caring, and responsible citizens.
· Winner's Circle volunteer - a summer camp for inner-city
· Speaker at area school assemblies of fourth and fifth
· Kidz Camp Counselor - a Christian summer camp
· Advocate for "Character Counts" character education
· Holy Angels Volunteer
· Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children volunteer
· D.A.R.E. Role Model - speaking at several local elementary
and middle schools