I am a 17 year old girl from the east coast of Maine. Growing up in small town, coastal New England, I always dreamed of having a "name." Not just for the fame and fortune of living a grand lifestyle, but a name known for helping others and giving a voice to those who don't have one. Pageants were my way of finding my own voice and using it to help others. The experiences, confidence, and friendship is what pushed me to work harder and harder to finally get my title as Miss Penobscot Valley Teen 2017. As a member of USA National Miss, I've grown passionate for our anti-bullying campaign as well as a personal platform of suicide prevention.