Kaleigh Shaw is a sophomore honors student at the University of Kentucky studying Marketing and Management with a focus in international business. She has the honor to serve in leadership roles for Gatton Ambassadors, DanceBlue, Girls on the Run, Alpha Kappa Psi, and her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. Kaleigh's social impact initiative is "Stronger Minds, Stronger Communities", an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and increase mental health resources throughout the country. In this pageant, she will be performing a pop vocal rendition of "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John. Kaleigh competed in pageants as a teen but wanted to get involved with the Miss America Organization after feeling empowered by the changes presented in Miss America 2.0. Through the MAO, she hopes to make a positive impact on all ages of her community and continue changing attitudes about mental illnesses.