Thursday, September 22, 2011

Miss Buffalo 2012

Congratulations to Lonna, Miss Buffalo 2012! Being that the National Chicken Wing Festival is in my hometown Buffalo, NY  and I, a former Miss Buffalo, it was nice to be able to support the girls competing. Boy, is it different watching, I think I was just as nervous as the contestants were!Katie Martin my Executive Director helped shared emotions as we watched the competition. Calista Amering my Executive Director was a judge, the girls were so talented! I know she had a tough time! Congratulations to all the girls on a job well done! I hope to see you all at Miss Greater Rochester! Competing for my crown of course :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Living a Purposeful Life

Just a week week ago, I participated in the Women's Appreciation Weekened at the New Covenant Baptist Church in Buffalo, NY. I performed " Somewhere Over the Rainbow" during their opening day ceremony and presented a workshop to their " Young Vessels" on living a purposeful life. I used my crown to tie in the importance of the four points which include service, scholarship, style and sucess along with positive attritubes that can lead them into a purposeful life. Each child made a crown and listed their four favorite attributes. We had so much fun creating crowns with positive attributes that each child had at least three crowns to take home with them!

Uno's Pizza Throwdown

I had such a fun oppourtunity to judge a Pizza Throwdown to benefit Wilson Commencement Park in Victor NY! Are you jealous?! I would be!! :) The students at Wilson Commencement Park created fabulous, creative and tasty recipes to compete against UNO's a family restuaunt chain. Boy did the students have great expertise in what would taste great on pizza. Chicken, Shrimp even Broccoli to top their Pizza's and get this there was even a healthy option that consisted of many vegetables! Take a look at the fun pictures of me and the other local judges :)

Monroe County Fair

I had the wonderful oppourtunity to judge the junior division of the Monroe County Fair Talent Show! What a hard job I had to judge such talented and brave youngsters! Good Luck to the Top 10 winners as they compete at the State Fair!

Why Hello There!

Hi there! Im sure you have been wondering what has been going on with our Miss Greater Rochester?!
Well just a week ago I finished up my degree requirements for my Master's Program!This included submitting a Capstone Project 60 pages or more on a issue we find most important to us concerning the school system. My Capstone took a further look on the connection between arts in education and academic sucess.As dancer and teaching artist, I have experienced first hand the positive effects of having the arts contritube to the success of former students.Now that my Capstone is completed I will be student teaching in just a few weeks! Whew! Im so happy I made it through. It was tough let me tell, you but I did what I do best. PERSERVERED!

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Performance at Miss New York 2011

Hello again!

Wow, time has flown by! It has been almost a month since my last post! Well let me update you...
Pageant week was a amazing experience. The people of Staten Island were so hospitable and we truly felt like we were home! I had so much fun visiting the historic places in Staten Island, it is truly is a beautiful place! The Miss New York 2011 competition was also a amazing experience and a milestone in my life. I literally put my all up there during preliminary night! I made it to top 10 during finals night and I never felt better. The title of Miss New York 2011 went to Kaitlin Monte a beautiful, and talented young woman and guess what? She's from Rochester New York! It is so wonderful to have a Miss New York from our area.  I have worked so hard these past few months and all that practice has paid off. My year is just beginning and I cant wait to share what I will be doing in the next few months! Stay tuned :)