I love the emphasis that the Miss Volunteer program places on SERVICE. As a lifelong volunteer, I am enamored with being able to instruct people about my platform and beyond, all under the umbrella of “service”. My platform is about bringing people together since we all share a collective history. Promoting the teaching of history in a fun and authentic way has been the passionate center of my world for years. I am also a domestic violence survivor. Being able to show the strength I have gained from that experience has motivated me to want to spread and model that power to others. As Miss Virginia Volunteer, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences about my platform and my personal growth as a woman. I hope others can now be motivated to be viably strong women as I am.