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Mackenzie Bonham


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In 2019, Mackenzie was crowned Little Miss of Illinois 2019-2020. She will compete for the title of American Pageants' Little Miss of America 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2020! Mackenzie Bonham is a 9 year old from Mahomet, Illinois and in the fourth grade. One of her passions is community service and volunteering throughout the state. In July of 2019, she was appointed Little Miss of Illinois based on her academic record and community service work. A bulk of her community service efforts have been for the Shriners and Shriners Hospitals. In August, 2019, she was invited to the Ansar Shrine Christmas dinner as a thank you, from them, for all of her efforts throughout the year. As a thank you back, she started a fundraiser. She took her birthday and chore money, picked out specific colors for debossed bracelets that say, “I Support Shriners Hospitals” on them, along with the toll-free number on the back of them. She set up tables throughout central Illinois, to request donations for the bracelets. She then launched a challenge to her Facebook followers to reach all 50 states. She wanted bracelets in every single state in the country. She sent out over 1000 bracelets to all 50 states, Australia, England, Mexico, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Italy. Her goal when she started was $750.00 and at the conclusion, she raised $3386.14. Mackenzie presented the check at the Christmas dinner and formally at the Saint Louis Shriners Hospital on January 2nd.

Here is her list of volunteering efforts over this last year: Shriners paper drive, Shriners Fundraisers-Walk of Love, Ansar Shrine Circus helper, My Shriners Fundraiser (I Support Shriner’s Bracelets), Relay for Life team member, fund-raiser and event helper, Kiss-A-Pig night volunteer, Various Food Pantries, Buddy Walk, Tom Jones Challenger League, Special Olympics, Polar Plunge, Literacy Night Volunteer, Ronald McDonald House, Various 5k and marathon volunteering- including the Fisher 5k, Special Olympics Donut Run, Mahomet Area Youth Club Marathon water station volunteer, Community Clean Up Volunteer-picking up garbage along public areas, Mahomet Music Festival Cleanup volunteer and greeter, Fundraising assistant for a local girl, Fisher Community Day volunteer, Adopt-A-Family-For-Christmas, Bags For the Homeless, Nursing Home Volunteer, Kids Club Reader. Up Volunteer, Adopt-A-Family-For-Christmas, Bags For the Homeless, Nursing Home Volunteer.

Here are her social media sites for reference:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LittleMissofIllinois/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlemissofillinois/

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    February 19, 2010

  • Illinois, United States

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Piano, Gymnastics

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Shriners Children's Hospitals

What is the Occupation of Mackenzie Bonham

4th Grader 2019-2020 Little Miss of Illinois Volunteering extraordinaire

Which School Did Mackenzie Bonham Attend?

Lincoln Trail Elementary

Why start competing in pageants

I started competing in pageants because I wanted more confidence in myself and speaking in front of large crowds. Also, it gave me the opportunity to represent something amazing. I first got to represent a fair in our county and now I have the honor of representing our state.

FUN FACTS about Mackenzie Bonham

Favorite Food: Watermelon Favorite Color: Camo and Blue Favorite Sports: Basketball and Softball Favorite Season: Winter Favorite Book: I have too many! I love reading. I loved getting sucked in to a good book and going on an adventure with the characters! Career Goals: Military Nurse