Already in just these 6 months, I've traveled over 3,700 miles across this great state of Wisconisn and the nation representing the Miss Wisconsin Organization! Over my journey there have definitely been some appearances and events that have stuck out and been favorites in my mind. So in honor of my 6 month anniversary, here are my Top 6 Favorite Appearances as WIOTeen!
#6 Children's Miracle Network Miracle Treat Day
#5 Oshkosh Farmer's Market and Festival Foods
This was my very first appearance ever as WIOTeen, so it holds a very special place in my heart! After barely sleeping a couple hours after I was crowned, I woke up that morning to go to the Oshkosh Farmer's Market to sign autographs with the other 'Miss' contestants. Then it was off to the Festival Foods to help bag groceries and eat a delicious lunch, sponsored by Festival! I have to give a huge shoutout and thanks to all the 'Miss' contestants who were with me that day, you are all such great role models and instantly made me feel apart of the group!
#4 Wisconsin State Fair
#2 Thursday Night Lights (Waukesha West and Homestead)
As many of you might know, I parterned with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to further my work with my own platform 100% Drive: The Dangers of Distracted Driving. The WisDOT in September had me travel with them for their Thursday Night Lights program, where they set up their booth at different football games in eastern Wisconsin. I was also able to be interviewed by Mike McGivern for My24Milwaukee to speak about how we can all take simple steps to help reduce this problem! A highlight, though, was definitely being able to visit Homestead High school for one of the games, which is also the Highschool of WIOTeen 2011 - Annie Jorgensen!
And finally, my #1 favorite appearance!....
#1 Miss America's Outstanding Teen!
So there you have it! My Top 6 Favorite Appearances as WIOTeen so far! But as I look ahead to my next 6 months, I'm excited knowing that there will be even more amazing experiences to add to my list! This has truly been an awesome journey, and I am so blessed with the opportunity; I hope to make you proud Wisconsin!
Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen 2012