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Featuring Miss Indiana Jr. Pre-Teen 2016!

It was hard to believe that One year ago, on this very stage, I was crowned your National American Miss Indiana Jr Pre Teen.  This was my very first journey in Pageant world and so far it have been unforgettable one. 

I have met so many life long friends. To Shyanna I thank You so much for being my NAM friend. 
I hope we are friends forever.  Lily, it has been a blast being a girl as holder with you this year. 
Everything we do together is so much fun. 
Emily, Congratulations on being a National Title holder once again. Thanks for always coming to my rescue when I was. It's at Nationals. 
Zamantha, Thank You for giving me your interview suit, you truly saved my national interview. To Suhanee Deedi Thank You for helping me prepare for Nationals, you are truly a cool person not just because we share the same name. 

This year, I've had the opportunity to use my title to speak to students at my school and other community events about anti-bullying.  I even landed my first acting roll in…
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