Makenzie is a 13 year old 8th grader from Atoka, Tennessee. I am an advocate for my platform BRAVE Building Respect and Values for Everyone. My main focus is bullying with children and students with disabilities. I have reached out and worked with organizations such as Miss Amazing and Special Olympics to bridge the gap and build relationships. No one should be treated differently because of a disability. I am a member of the National Junior Honors Society. I also enjoy playing softball and volleyball, I am member of the varsity teams at my school
I started pageants to gain confidence in myself, not for beauty, but for stage. I know I can get up and speak to a group of people and not be frightened because of pageants. I also want to make a change within relationships with teenagers my age. We have got to the anger and mean spiritedness. I want to be a voice of understanding.