Healthy Harmony: A Balanced Lifestyle

Service has always been something near and dear to my heart. The feeling associated with helping a person in need is unlike any other feeling. One of the main reasons I choose to compete in the Miss America Organization is because of the service aspect of the organization. Being a part of MAO has given…

The Royal Babyshower

A child is one of the most vulnerable individuals in society; the stability of their life is out of their control. The path their family is on is the path they must take as well. It is unfortunate how children do not get to choose their quality of life. To help children cope with this circumstance,…

Siblings Weekend at CMU

Picturing myself as a young girl on a college campus is a frightening image. Being surrounded by students a decade or so older than me would have been petrifying. The young children who were on campus this past weekend though showed no fear when it came to engaging with the college students. This past weekend, Central Michigan…

The Season for Giving

Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. A time for families to get together, eat great food, unwrap gifts, and reflect on the past year. The Christmas holiday is no longer just one day, it has turned into a solid month of celebrations. This is by far one of the most anticipated holidays of…

Educate. Serve. Reflect.

Central Michigan University offers a variety of programs to allow students the opportunity to get involved with the Mount Pleasant community. Of their many service programs, Service Ambassadors is an organization that takes small groups of students to different locations in the Mount Pleasant area to work on a variety of service projects. All semester I had…

Wigs 4 Kids Holiday Celebration

Can you imagine loosing your hair as a young child and not being able to do anything about it? Imagine the amount of embarrassment you would feel when entering public places, feeling at though everyone was staring at your head. Wigs 4 Kids is a nonprofit organization that was founded in St. Clair Shores, that…

Small Business Saturday

On small business Saturday, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a vendor table for a non-profit organization called A Beautiful Me. A Beautiful Me is a Michigan based organization that promotes self-worth and confidence in girls through workshops across the state. While volunteering at their vendor table, I had the opportunity to sell their…

Reverse Trick-Or-Treating

When people think of Halloween, they typically think of getting dressed up in costumes and going door-to-door asking for candy. It is one of the few days in the year where it is perfectly acceptable to walk up to strangers and ask for candy. A group I am involved with at CMU, called Chi Alpha…

Halloween in the Park

Every year, the city of St. Clair Shores holds a Halloween in the Park for all the children in the town to attend. Businesses and organizations from all over the town come to set up a booth, promote their business/organization, and pass out candy to all the kids. This is an event that takes place all…

The 2016 Special Olympics Fall Games

At the Special Olympics, individuals partake in one weekend where they are not defined by a diagnosis; the individuals are defined as athletes. No one tells them that they cannot do something, and no one treats them differently just because they have a disability. This is one weekend where they can be unapologetically themselves, without having…

The 29th Annual Lac St. Claire Fine Art Fair

  In St. Clair Shores, residents spend a majority of the year anticipating the annual Lac St. Claire Fine Art Fair. Vendors from all over come to showcase their artwork to the large crowds that pass through over the course of the two days the event takes place. I have been a volunteer at the art fair…