I am so excited to be the newly crowned Miss Greenville Scottish Games 2018! Thank you so much to everyone that has helped me to get to this point. I can't wait to make the most of my year and use this as a way to support and keep the arts alive in our community! There are a few people that I have to thank because without them I would not be where I am today.
First of all mom, thank you so much for all of your support throughout the years. You have always supported my dreams and been there to help in any way as you possibly can. If that wasn't enough you even agreed to let me compete in the Miss GSG pageant on your birthday. You told me that the best birthday present that you could have gotten was for me to win that night. Your constant love and encouragement is priceless and I love you so much!
Dad, thank you for your support as well. I know that sometimes the "pageant world" is a little too dramatic and flashy for you but you still continue to support my dreams. I will never forget that weekend of appearances that you came to with me a few years back. You didn't complain at all and actually ended up having a great time! Thank you so much for keeping me down to earth and reminding me there is a life outside of pageantry.
Elias, thank you for keeping me positive through this whole journey. There can be so much negativity in this world and you continue to keep a positive view and remind me to stay true to myself through this process. I love you so much.
Lindley and Miss Julie! What would I do without you!?! You two are some of my biggest supporters and I don't know how I would have navigated through this organization without you two. You continue to remind me of all of what I am capable of and keep me believing. I love you two more than you will ever know!
Mr. Greg, thank you for creating the perfect dresses for me to wear over these past few years! Each piece is so timeless, and I can't wait to wear them for years to come! You make me feel like a princess every time I walk into your shop and I am so thankful for your friendship and support.
To all of the consultants that I work with presently and in the past, I could not be where I am currently without you. You all have helped me form my own opinions, build confidence in myself, and helped me to continuously strive for growth and betterment of myself.
Justin, thank you for being the best trainer that I could ask for. You keep pushing me to strive for my very best in such a positive and fun way. I always know that working out at 4 Life Fitness is going to be a fun session and will be over in what seems to be five minutes. And even if I don't come train for months at a time you are still continuously supporting me. I could not have won the lifestyle and fitness award at Miss Greenville Scottish Games without you.
To my new board of directors: Tracy, Jennifer, and David I can't wait to collaborate with you all this year and see all of the amazing things we can accomplish together. I know that I am in some of the best hands and that you will always have my best interest in mind. I can already tell that this year is going to be one for the books.
Megan, I am so excited and honored to be your Miss this year! You are so talented and such a wonderful young lady. This is going to be one of the best years yet and I can't wait to go on this journey with you by my side.
I am so ready to take on this year and use it to promote the arts. I will be using this title as a springboard and a way of drawing attention to an issue that needs to be addressed. The arts are so important in our schools and in our communities. I can't wait to see what changes can be made to make them more accessible for everyone.
Make sure to keep up with my journey as Miss Greenville Scottish Games on my blog, website, Facebook, and on Instagram! Let the journey begin!