Friday, April 26, 2013
I was honored on April 20th to be selected as the next Mrs. Alaska United States 2013. Winning the title of Mrs. Alaska is an incredible opportunity to share the heart and passion I have for my home state. Statistically Alaska rates among the highest in the country for sexual abuse, domestic violence and suicide. These issues are devastating to our communities and healing is needed. My platform, "Building Confidence through Healthy Smiles", focuses on the issues facing Alaskan's spiritual and emotional needs. Through my experiences of working in rural Alaska, I feel I have gained a unique perspective on the challenges facing rural communities. As Mrs. Alaska my experiences will serve as a catalyst to promote my platform and have a positive impact on the lives of numerous individuals throughout this state. My year as Mrs. Alaska will provide me an avenue to develop, build positive relationships and enhance awareness to bring about positive change. I look forward to serving my state.