I, Kadance Glosson, have enjoyed being a part of the National American Miss pageant this year. I was given the opportunity to meet a lot of new friends from Texas and other states. The pageant also helped me build confidence in myself. I had the opportunity to gain skills in public speaking and interviewing. The National American Miss pageant gave me the opportunity to try new things I would not have tried otherwise and to show off my personality and who I am. The pageant organization gave me the opportunity to be myself! I was also provided the opportunity to enjoy Disneyland and with my family and friends that I met through pageantry. I also spent a lot of time volunteering due to the pageant experience. I provided cookies to fire fighters, modeled for women scholarships, and provided food boxes for the hungry among many other opportunities. I would not trade my experience with the National American Miss Pageant. I have enjoyed meeting new people and I have grown to be a better person because of my experiences. I have learned a lot of new skills because of this opportunity.