A March Update

Well I'm back from spring break and getting ready to finish my first year as an Ashland University student. The rest of the semester is filled with mixers, Greek Week, Alpha Phi and Tau Kappa Epsilon formals, Relay For Life, Habitat For Humanity local builds, applying for summer jobs, and of course heaping amounts of papers and class projects.

Saturday is the last local preliminary for Miss Ohio 2011, the Miss Ohio Sweeps competition. 2 pageants. 6 crowns. 6 girls going to Miss Ohio. Will I be one of those lucky girls with a sparkly ticket to the Miss Ohio stage? I hope so, but I know win or lose, I will be back next season even stronger. It's amazing to see how much I've grown as a person in the short amount of time that I have been involved in the Miss America Organization and I hope to continue that growth until I age out, or am lucky enough to be crowned Miss Ohio. Win or lose, you can be sure to bet I will be working my butt off this summer (literally) in preparation for next season. New talent; better interview; killer body; to-die-for dress. I'm ready to kick it up a notch.

The past few weeks have been pretty crazy! Right before spring break, Alpha Phi held the seventh annual Mr. University Pageant. The event was tons of fun, with both faculty and students attending. I was selected to escort my boyfriend, who competed as Mr. Kappa Kappa Psi, a band honorary. Out of 26 contestants, he made the Top 5 and competed in personality in introduction, talent, and on-stage interview. He played a medley of songs on his trumpet for talent, and did very well with the on-stage interview. I was impressed. His answers were genuine and articulate. I would be dating the male pageant contender. Hahah

A few of the lovely escorts for Mr. University
(Katie, Candy, Me, Kara, Kim, and Nicole)

I spent my spring break in Columbus, Georgia building houses with Habitat For Humanity's Collegiate Challenge. I had a great time and it was such a rewarding experience. I traveled with 40 Ashland students and we met up with 250 students from schools across the country. All together we built 6 houses, two of which were built by the Ashland team. 

Habitat For Humanity is such a great organization to give back to. I love their "hand up, not a hand out" philosophy. Through this philosophy, the organization inspires hope in its homeowners which inspires them to give back, get better jobs, and lead better lives.

The house when we arrived Monday morning
The Ashland Habitat for Humanity Team with one of our houses

With Love,

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