This is my first pageant and I am really excited to be a part of ANTSO. I am the second oldest in a family of six kids. Me and my baby brother were both adopted. I believe being an adoptee is what has helped to create the kindhearted person I am today and my passion for helping others, especially those in foster care. I am an honor student in the 4th grade and love math and writing stories. I like to spend my free time playing with my siblings, drawing, writing, singing and being outdoors. I am currently on the safety patrol at my school and have enjoyed activities such as karate and swim team. I spent the first five years of my life living in London and Paris and I take French lessons each week to continue my cultural awareness and keep up with the French language. Having lived outside the U.S. and traveled quite a bit, I have a love for travel and experiencing new places. I would consider myself pretty adaptable to both new places and people. I enjoy going to church with my family and love singing in my church choir. My family and I do a lot of volunteer work around our community such as feeding the homeless with our church's street ministry, hosting a birthday party at a shelter for local homelesschildren and running drives for much needed supplies and items for children in Foster Care. I am incredibly grateful to ANTSO and Jenny Telwar Daniels for giving me the opportunity to represent my state and help empower young women.