Tuesday, August 1, 2017

National’s Sendoff to Sister Queens

What an exciting week for my sister queens!  They are on their way to the National International Pageants! I hope they have a great time meeting new friends that they can stay in touch with their whole lives. I know each one of them will do AWESOME!  These are some of the reasons why I think that:

Angelina – Mrs. ND International:  Angelina is a wonderful sister queen, as well as a friend. I love that she expresses her love for God in her blogs and on her social medial pages. Angelina helps young people like me discover their God-given purpose. Angelina’s message behind her platform “Turning Moments into Movements” includes the thought that “every person has a responsibility to be a positive influence on youth. When people take moments to invest in youth, those can become movements that will impact generations to come.” Angelina has greatly impacted me and countless others across our state.

Siam – Miss ND International:  Siam is such a great role model for girls. And I think it’s cool that we both want to study medicine and use our gifts and talents to help people as our occupations. Like me, Siam also enjoys volunteering for many organizations. I also admire her for spreading the important message of her platform “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.”  She encourages young people to understand that it is okay to ask for help if they are struggling in life. Siam loves making a difference in the lives of others! Hey – just like me! :) Siam is an awesome “sister.” 

Payton – Miss Teen ND International:   Payton is such a fun person to hang around with!  She sings so beautifully and you can really tell that she loves her platform and sharing music with others. Payton believes that “music not only enriches our lives, but it connects us to one another through our human experience.” Before I entered the pageant, I was looking through the 2016 program book, and I saw Payton’s ad. I thought she had such a cool platform. I was happy that she competed again, so we would have a chance to win titles together…and we did!  I’m so thrilled to have such a beautiful “sister” like Payton!

Wiljar – Ambassador ND International:  Like me, Wiljar does not compete at nationals, but if she did, I know she would do great! Wiljar is passionate about working with children and adults is studying at NDSU to be a Family Counselor. Her platform is Volunteering and she encourages everyone to volunteer and help make a difference in their community.  I love that we share a love of volunteering and making a difference! I am so happy she is my “sister” and I’m glad to be sharing this year with her.

Each of these ladies will do so well at Nationals!  I wish them all the best of luck and can’t wait to hear about their experiences when they return back to the great state of North Dakota! I’ll be cheering for all of you this week!!! Love you all!

Alexis Thompson
Junior Miss Teen North Dakota International 2017