I had an amazing time competing in the 2013 Mrs. New Jersey United States pageant at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey. This was my very first pageant as I only entered to help shine light upon the devastated areas that still remain after Hurricane Sandy.
2013 Sisterhood Spirit Award – (This award is presented to the individual that represents the best example of a true sisterhood.) I am very honored to receive the 2013 Sisterhood Spirit Award. This pageant was both very educational and awarding. Having the opportunity to speak on behalf of my hometown and of all the affected areas from Sandy meant a lot not just to myself and my family but to our communities. Hurricane Sandy may be in the past but it is not forgotten. We need to focus on the future and be more prepared for the next one. As long as we are living along the shore we are in the path of mother nature’s next wrath of fire.
If you wish to get involved, please reach out to the Robin Hood Foundation, Restoring The Shore, Hope For Highlands. (to name a few). There are many organizations that are trying to help get our communities back on their feet. We need to stick together and help restore our shore and bring life back to the Garden State.
In conclusion I just want to say that within these last few months, I have met so many amazing people from entering this pageant and would like to thank my family, friends, sponsors and my pageant directors for their support.
Congratulations to the class of 2013, everyone looked amazing and did an outstanding job representing a platform that was dear to their hearts. A special congratulations goes out to my roommate, karaoke partner and pageant sister Joy Jones Carmack – Mrs. New Jersey U.S. 2013. She is an amazing person and I wish her nothing but the best at nationals.