Wayne State University
West Bloomfield High School
Social Impact Initiative
Woman Up: Encouraging G.I.R.L.S. to Lead
Lyrical Dance / "The Impossible Dream"
To obtain a Master of Public Policy, a Juris Doctor, and to be involved in politics
Miss Michigan 2021 Accomplishments
Kirsten Haglund On-Stage Question Award
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson Community Service Award
This won't even begin to scratch the surface of these past two years, but it's worth a shot.
Wayne County, it has been an honor.
The opportunity to be Miss Wayne County has been the experience of a lifetime. In the last two years, I have devoted myself to this job. I have given hundreds of hours in community service, provided 5,000 books to students, led high school seniors to millions in scholarships, and even created a clothing line that provided $1,000 to a local organization. I can promise one thing, my work won't stop here.
At Miss Michigan, I was awarded 3rd runner-up, the preliminary on-stage interview winner, and community service winner, and truthfully, we worked for it. These awards are the result of endless hours in the studio, roundtables about current events, walking practice, and mock interviews. I have never given more to this process. It takes a village, and I tribute these wins to the Wayne County team and my incredible support system.
Sheila, thank you for hours of phone calls, wardrobe try-ons, roundtable chats with Peanut and Zeus, and constant support. I wouldn't have been as ready to embrace the week at Miss Michigan without you. Brennan, thank you for being my rock over the last year. I may be biased, but I think you have been the best Mr. Wayne County to date. The friends and family who attended Miss Michigan, thanks for chasing this dream with me. It's been one heck of a ride and your support never wavered. Thanks for always being on my team. Dad, thank you for your simple approach to pageantry and for always being a listening ear. You make me feel so special and so loved. I promise I will always compete with my elbows. Mama, you truly are a superwoman. Thank you for always answering the phone, for writing hundreds of interview questions, for being the best costume designer, talent critique, and most importantly, my best friend. I love you and Daddio endlessly.
To the Miss Wayne County family, you are a stellar group filled with endless resources. You all want the best for your titleholders. Thank you for being part of my support system.
To the next young woman, enjoy the process, create change, and make this year all you want it to be. You only get to represent this community once, so do it with your arms and heart wide open.
Forever your Miss Wayne County 2019 & 2020,