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Don't Fight Cancer Alone

When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, I was 21 years old and beginning my senior year of college. I felt like I was expected to know all there was to know about cancer and where to turn to for support. 411 more words

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My Journey in the Miss America Organization

I began my journey in the Miss America Organization six years ago as an introverted 17 year-old. I decided I would give the Miss Kenosha pageant a shot as it would offer me scholarship assistance and another opportunity to do what I love which is singing. 647 more words

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#SkillSets4Success Sunday: Overcoming Obstacles


Sorry, not sorry if you’re unfortunately not a Green Bay Packers fan, but this Wisconsin gal is quite proud of an incredible game today and a win to advance into the playoffs (despite my man, Jordy Nelson getting hurt).   310 more words

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Pageants go beyond outward aesthetics

I was assigned to write this article for my school newspaper. After writing this piece, I learned the importance of research and credible sources. 

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5 Things Pageant Girls Love About Lilly Pulitzer

“The Lilly girl is always full of surprises. She lives everyday like it’s a celebration, never has a dull moment, and makes every hour happy hour.” This quote from Lilly Pulitzer would make just as much sense if you replaced the word “Lilly” with “pageant.” It should come as no shock that many pageant girls love Lilly Pulitzer. 427 more words

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#SkillSets4Success Sunday: New Year, New Outlook

In an attempt to be humorous I initially contemplated titling this “New Year, New Me,” but the likelihood of that phrase bombarding your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. 586 more words

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6 Reasons I Love My Pageant Boyfriend

1. He’s the best chauffeur

No matter how far away a pageant is, I know I can always count on him to drive me where I need to be. 435 more words

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