Tri Delta National Convention

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What a week it was in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at the Gaylord Texan for the 2018 Biennial Tri Delta Convention! It was so exciting meeting and connecting with so…

Miss Mississippi 2018

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Wow, wow, wow! It was the most incredible week at Miss Mississippi; my heart is SO full! Each day in Vicksburg was packed with fun, growth and amazing experiences with…

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership

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In 2013 (my sophomore year of high school) my life was changed for the better when I attended the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership seminar! The importance of service leadership was…

Miss MS Sporting Clay Shoot

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It's a great day when 49 Miss Mississippi contestants come together with some of the best skeet shooters across the state to raise funds for scholarships for the Miss MS…

Financial Executives International

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In February, I got the most surprising and exciting call... I had been nominated by the Ole Miss School of Business for the 2018 Financial Executives International Scholarship! I was…

Vicksburg Visit

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A visit to the River City is always a good time! I have been overwhelmed with hospitality since I was crowned Miss Vicksburg in October, and this past week was…

Goodbye, Junior Year!

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It is so crazy hard to believe that my 3rd year at Ole Miss has come and gone already!!! It seems like just yesterday that I moved into the dorms…

Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen

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It was a great weekend in Vicksburg with my Miss Mississippi family at the Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen pageant! As a former participant in the OT program, I have seen…

CU at the Zoo

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I wrapped up Youth Savings Month with the Mississippi Credit Union Association at the CU at the Zoo event in Jackson! I had the opportunity to serve at the Mutual…

Junior Preview Day at Ole Miss

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Serving as an Honors College Ambassador this year has been one of my favorite things, and speaking on a student panel at the university's Junior Preview Day was so fun!…

Youth Savings Month at OES

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April is nationally recognized as Youth Savings Month, and financial institutions all across the country jumped on board with promoting financial literacy! I had a great opportunity to visit Oxford…

Tri Delta Chapter Retreat

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The philanthropy of my sorority, Tri Delta, is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee. One of the coolest parts about being a DDD at Ole Miss is…

Miss America Serves Day

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Miss America Serves Day is an incredible way for titleholders all across the country to raise support for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, volunteer in our communities, and have a great…

Read Across America

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I celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday the best way I know how- by reading of course! I visited three schools in Oxford for Read Across America Day! I started the morning…

National Pancake Day

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Double the pancakes = double the fun!!! For National Pancake Day, I had the opportunity to raise funds for both Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I…

RebelTHON

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One of the most incredible nights of my entire 21 years was this past weekend at RebelTHON, our dance marathon here at Ole Miss! Schools all across the nation put…

Emceeing Beauty and Beaus

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Miss Warren County, Vivian O'Neal, and I had an absolute blast emceeing Porters Chapel Academy's Beauty and Beaus Pageant in Vicksburg last weekend! We were so excited to have been…

Miss MS Orientation

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It was such a fun weekend being back in Vicksburg for Miss Mississippi Orientation! I was so happy to have been reunited with my pageant sisters. We all arrived on…

Ole Miss Most Beautiful 2018

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It is SO hard to believe it has already been a year since I was crowned Ole Miss Most Beautiful 2017. Holding this title is something I had dreamed about…

Tri Delta Involvement

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It has been a crazy but great start to the semester! I was slated as Ole Miss Tri Delta's Vice President of Administration at the end of last semester, so…

Meridian Investment Advisors

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I have had the most amazing opportunity to intern at Meridian Investment Advisors, a financial advisory firm in Little Rock, over this past year. I job shadowed at Meridian last…

New Year, New Website!

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Hi, and welcome to my page! I am so excited to launch my new site. I started my first blog in 2013 when I was 15, and the tech nerd…

Weekend in Vicksburg

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It was the happiest weekend visiting Vicksburg!! Savannah, my roommate and little sister in my sorority has family in Vicksburg, so she came with me and we stayed with her…

Junior Quest

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More than 80 juniors from the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at Ole Miss had the opportunity to travel to Boston for the annual Junior Quest trip, and I was…
Christmas sweater photo

Christmas in Oxford

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From parades to tacky sweater parties to snow formals to Hotty Toddy Holidays, it’s beginning to look a whole lot like Christmas here in Oxford! I had a blast riding…
At MS State Capitol

State Treasurer Visit

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I had an incredible time meeting with the State Treasurer of Mississippi, Lynn Fitch, to discuss ways that we can partner together to help overcome the financial illiteracy problem that…

MoneyThink Mentoring

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Serving as a MoneyThink mentor at Lafayette High School this semester has been an absolute blast! Each week I have had the chance to share the importance of budgeting, saving,…
Tap class

Tap Class

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One of the highlights of the semester has been taking Dance 254, one of the tap classes here at Ole Miss. It was a bit intimidating taking class with so…
At pageant

Miss Vicksburg 2018

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On October 22nd, I was so honored to have been crowned the new Miss Vicksburg by the reigning Miss Vicksburg & Miss Mississippi, Anne Elizabeth Buys! I cannot wait to…

Homecoming at Ole Miss

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Homecoming weekend was a major highlight of my Junior Year so far! I had the amazing opportunity to ride in the Homecoming Parade on Friday evening. I loved getting to…

1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi

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What an amazing semester it has been so far during Year 3 at Ole Miss! I can hardly believe that midterms have come and gone. It seems like classes just…

Sport Clips Commercial

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This summer I had the coolest opportunity to act as a hairdresser for Sport Clips' national ad campaign. Because they couldn't close the store to film the commercials, 41 actors…

LimeLight Beauty Guide

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New school year = exciting new adventures! As many of you might already know, I LOVE makeup! Trying out new products and perfecting techniques has been a passion of mine…
Waving

Miss Mississippi 2017

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I had the most amazing time competing in the 2017 Miss Mississippi Pageant! It was truly an honor representing Ole Miss as the first and only Miss Parade of Beauties,…
With teachers at a school

Classroom Visits

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One of my favorite parts of being a titleholder is visiting classrooms, and I have had so much fun sharing my platform, STEM: A Blueprint for Problem Solving. Getting to…

Miss Parade of Beauties 2017

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Wow! What a busy yet AMAZING semester it has been! I am so excited to be competing in the Miss Mississippi pageant this summer in Vicksburg as Miss Parade of…

Ole Miss Most Beautiful 2017

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I had the amazing privilege of representing my sorority, Delta Delta Delta, in the 2017 Ole Miss Parade of Beauties, and I am so honored to have been crowned Ole…

2016 in Review

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2016 has been one of the best years yet! There have been some amazing new opportunities for leadership and service, participation in pageantry and a whole lot of fun as…

Sister Shoot with Wallace Lee

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My sisters and I had so much fun shooting with one of Little Rock's biggest upcoming photographers, Wallace Lee. He is only 16 but is already doing amazing things in…

Shoot with LeesPhotoEmporium

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One of my favorite parts of my Ole Miss experience is being in the Honors College, and that is largely because of the amazing people I have met through it.…

Semester 1 at Ole Miss

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My first semester of college has been full of so many exciting new changes, and I am having the time of my life at Ole Miss and learning so much!…

Freshman Ventures

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3 of my sweet Honors College friends and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to New York City to answer the question, "Why should we care?" We interviewed Peter…

Endings and Beginnings

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I graduated from Little Rock Central High School in May. I am so grateful for all of the amazing things that came from my time at Central, and I was…

Road Less Traveled

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As I wrapped up my high school career, I reflected on the past four years and the decisions I made. More than ever I have realized that my involvement in…

School Visits

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These past few weeks have been extremely bittersweet as I visited three final elementary schools before they let out for summer. As I reflect on the goals I set for…

School Breakfast Week- Fuel Greatness

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It was such an honor to be invited by the Midwest Dairy Council and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to speak about school breakfast for National School Breakfast Week during…

Caribbean Cruising

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My family has an annual tradition of going on a trip for spring break, and this year we went to the Caribbean! We flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico to…

Fuel Up to Play 60 with the Panthers

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  While in North Carolina for the NC International Pageants, I had the privilege of meeting up with staff and players involved in the Fuel Up to Play 60 organization!…

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year!

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One of the biggest events on peoples’ Bucket List is to watch the ball drop in Times Square on New Years Eve. It is something I have always dreamed of…

Empire State of Mind

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My mom, aunt, and I definitely had an Empire State Of Mind as we headed to the Big Apple for New Years Eve! After visiting NYC for Spring Break a…

March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction

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I had a blast attending the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction! My friend from HOBY and the committee chair of the event, Cord Rapert, invited me to come. We…

Elementary School Visits

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As Miss Teen International I have some incredible opportunities, and visiting students at elementary schools is definitely one of them! During the week of my semester exams in December I…

Holiday Mail for Heroes

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I kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday by delivering cards to patients at the VA Hospital in North Little Rock. Students at Fulbright Elementary School made hundreds of cards by hand…

Jingle Jubilee Parade

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I was excited to welcome in the holiday season with the Arkansas Int’l titleholders in the Little Rock Jingle Jubilee Parade! Everyone from the age divisions of Baby to Mrs.…

Doing the Most Good

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Ever since I was a little girl, my mom and I have always loved donating money to the Salvation Army when we saw the Red Kettle at stores and wanted…

Walk Now for Autism Speaks

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I had so much fun attending the Walk Now for Autism Speaks! 1 of every 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and Autism Speaks is doing great things…

HOBY Volunteer Awards

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In April 2013, I was selected to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Little did I know that this leadership conference, designed for high school sophomores, would forever changed…

Get Fit Arkansas

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I am so excited to announce that I was recently added as a Fitness Council Member for Get Fit Arkansas! I will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate…

San Diego School Visits

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While in San Diego, Mrs. International Maggi Thorne and I had the opportunity to visit with students in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes at El Capitan High School and…

Miracle League Buddies

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  They aren’t kidding when they say, “It’s more than just baseball!” Being a buddy at the Miracle League for the past two years has been one of the most…

Back to School Bash

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I had the opportunity to be the opening speaker for Disney Channel’s Next Big Thing star, Coco Jones! The SBS Cancer Foundation hosted this Back to School Bash in Little…

Be Proactive, Get Active!

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It is no secret that childhood obesity is a major problem in today’s society! My platform Be Proactive, Get Active was developed to help encourage children to find forms of…

Miss Teen International 2014

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After I won Miss Teen Arkansas International in April, I heard again and again that I probably would not win nationals this year because Miss Teen International 2013, Haley Pontius,…

National Dance Day

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Dancing has been a big part of my life ever since I was a little girl. I have been taking classes since I was two, have always loved being on…

Fuel Up to Play 60 Summit

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I had such an incredible week at the FUTP60 National Student Ambassador Summit! I've been working with this incredible organization on and off since I was in elementary school, so…

Walking Wednesday

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This is a belated post about this month's neighborhood walk! My neighbors and I have teamed up to fight childhood obesity by regularly walking together. The ages of our group…

Hillary Clinton

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Today the COOLEST thing happened! I finished my internship at AHA and my mom's friend texted me telling me that Mrs. Clinton was in Little Rock signing autographs for her…

AHA Internship

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This week I had the opportunity to intern at the American Heart Association! I learned a ton about what AHA does, how it supports the community of survivors, and how…

Travelers Game

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This past Thursday I had the tremendous honor of throwing the first pitch at the Arkansas Travelers baseball game. It was something I have always wanted to do, and I…

Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen 2014

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I had a great time watching the MAOT pageant this week. I had so many beautiful, talented, and sweet friends perform on that stage this week! They definitely rocked it…

Fulbright Elementary Field Day

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Last week I attended Fulbright's field day! I met some of the awesome kids, and received a very warm welcome! I don't think I've ever hugged so many sweet kids!…

AR Special Olympics

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Thursday night I had the privilege of attending the Arkansas Special Olympics opening ceremony! I led the athletes onto the track as they made their way around the field with…

Toad Suck

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I had a blast this weekend at Toad Suck Daze in Conway with my sister queens and director! This event is the biggest scholarship donor in Faulkner County. We got…

HOBY 2014

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The Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership seminar has drastically changed my life in just one short year. It has taught me the importance of community service and how to effective lead…

Miss Teen Arkansas Intl 2014

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I am blessed, honored, and excited to be the new Miss Teen AR International! I am thrilled to spend the next year speaking about my platform and making appearances across…

AHA Walking Day

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National Walking Day was a HUGE success! So many of my wonderful neighbors came out to show their support for being physically active and living heart healthy! I am proud…

Special Olympics

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Today Central High's Junior Civitan club volunteered at the Special Olympics! I was reunited with some of the sweet kids I have worked with at the Miracle League, and I…

Studio D Imaging

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I had the best time getting a new head shot and expanding my portfolio with Studio D at the Royal We in Conway last week! Laine Berry and David Hartfield…

The Miracle League

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On Saturday I volunteered at one of my favorite places, the Miracle League! I was reunited with a former "buddy" of mine- Maddie, and we had so much fun playing…

Perry Outreach Program

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I had a blast participating in the Perry Outreach Program! The Perry Initiative is designed to promote girls' interest in careers in medicine and engineering (specifically orthopedic surgery and biomedical…

MAOT 2013

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I had the most incredible week at Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen this past week. There were so many talented girls there and I was honored to have received the Overall…

HEALERS

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This past two weeks I had the privilege of participating in the HEALERS program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. I was 1 of 12 that was selected…

Diamond State Princesses

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I have THE CUTEST Diamond State Princesses for MAOT. We call ourselves the 3 B's- Blair, Berkeley, and Bentley! They are so beautiful on the inside and out. I look…

MAOT Contestant Meeting

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The contestant meeting was, by far, one of my favorite times as Miss Metro's Outstanding Teen. All 35 contestants competing for the MAOT crown headed to Hot Springs for an…

Immanuel Baptist Church

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Rusty and Lori Hart, my fabulous directors, organized a fun evening at their church for all of their titleholders. We spoke to some of the elderly members of the congregation…

Jefferson Elementary Visit

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Last week I visited the elementary school I attended when I was younger, Jefferson Elementary. to speak about my platform! Although I had a few difficulties, I improvised well and…

Miracle League

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On Saturday my sister queen, Sarah Sutton, and I volunteered at the Miracle League. This incredible organization corresponds with both of our platforms, mine being about childhood obesity and hers…

HOBY 2013

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This weekend I had the honor of representing my school at the Hugh O'Brien Leadership Seminar in Bentonville! To say this conference changed my life would be an understatement. I…

Miss Sweetheart of Arkansas

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Last Saturday was the final prelim of the 2013 season, Miss Sweetheart of AR and OT pageants. I have spent a lot of my Saturday evenings of this year attending…

NYC Trip

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For spring break my family and I traveled to the Big Apple! We walked until our feet wouldn't let us move anymore and saw all of the sights. Although it…

Miss OBU

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Saturday I attended the Miss Ouachita Baptist University pageant! To say I had fun is an understatement! The whole Hart clan (the Hart's are the directors of the Metro, Pulaski,…

Miss Greater Jacksonville’s OT

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This past weekend I attended the Miss Greater Jacksonville and OT pageant and had a blast! I was reunited with many of the reigning queens and had a great time…

National Pancake Day

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Yesterday being National Pancake Day, I volunteered at IHOP on University in Little Rock! I spoke to customers and encouraged them to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network. CMN Hospitals…

Head shots

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On Monday, January 21st- MLK Day AND my sixteenth birthday, I had my official head shots for MAOT done! I had a blast working with the fabulous photographer, Jerry Davis…

Visiting Jefferson Elementary

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On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to visit Jefferson Elementary to speak to some sweet kids about my platform. As I walked in the door, the kids looked up in…

Miss Diamond Lakes

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This past weekend I got the opportunity to attend the Miss Diamond Lakes and Miss Diamond Lakes OT pageant. I was thrilled to be reunited with some of the other…