More than a crown
As a little girl, I always watched the princess movies. I always wanted to be a princess, so I walked around the house as if I were one. I had on my princess dress and a crown on my head. From an early age, I watched contestants compete in pageants. Their faces would light up when they were crowned. I wanted to have that same chance and opportunity. When I had my first title in 2011, I was excited to have the crown on my head. But, I soon realized there is more to it than just a crown on your head. It has afforded me the opportunity to speak to students. I have been to school assemblies. I have performed my piano pieces. I have been to numerous volunteer functions. The crown has forever changed my life. Faces light up when I walk into a room. I now realize how I can forever impact a life. Knowing that I can make a difference in someone’s life is something I will never forget. I may only have a few seconds or minutes, but I can make a difference. The crown represents service, scholarship, style and success. The crown comes with many responsibilities, but at the end of the day, week or year, it is worth every moment. The crown has opened many doors for me and I have met so many amazing people. I can make a difference.