Hi everyone! My name is Sierra, and I am honoured to carry the title of Miss Teenage Southern Manitoba 2014! Here on my blog I will be posting information about myself along with all of the exciting upcoming events I am so lucky to be a part of.
I was born in Tampa, FL and at the age of 6 I moved to Sperling, MB. Being part of a small town has opened many doors and given me many opportunities. I am currently in 12th grade at Carman Collegiate and will be graduating on June 24. For the past four years I have been an active leader in my school philanthropy group. This has enabled me to learn what it means to give back to my community. Apart from my school philanthropy group I have volunteered at various events such as the Alzheimer’s Society Dinner, MS Walkathon, and Suicide Awareness Day. In school I have been very involved in sports and was held the title of team captain of the varsity volleyball team this year. After graduation I plan to go traveling through parts of Europe then make my way over to Thailand to volunteer. Traveling has always been a big part of my life and I enjoy experiencing new cultures and traditions. Following my return from traveling I plan to enroll in a business degree to pursue future dreams of becoming an event planner.
Here I will give you an insight on my platform. My platform supports a foundation called Girls Inc. The main focus of this foundation is to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. Girls Inc. runs programs that encourage girls to take risks and overcome physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Girls Inc. is a foundation that I think will help women to overcome their insecurities and be who they aspire to be. There is so much pressure on girls of all ages to look and act a certain way and this foundation breaks that cycle and allows girls to express themselves in their own way.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Miss Teen Canada-World pageant for giving me this opportunity. My journey has hardly begun and I am already having the time of my life. I have met some awesome girls at provincials who share the same values and interests as myself. I’m so excited to be attending Nationals in July to meet all of the amazing people who are involved with this pageant. I would also like to take this time to thank my current sponsors and those who are in the process of considering sponsorship. I am looking forward to everything this pageant has to offer and am excited to meet everyone!