Left this morning for the Miss Louisiana pageant! Just made it to Monroe, Louisiana. Tomorrow morning my week begins when I move into the dorm room provided by the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Then we are off to the Monroe Civic Center to begin a week of rehearsals and appearances and then competition begins Thursday. Saturday night the new Miss Louisiana will be crowned. I am so excited for this journey. More pictures will be to come!

Left this morning for the Miss Louisiana pageant! Just made it to Monroe, Louisiana. Tomorrow morning my week begins when I move into the dorm room provided by the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Then we are off to the Monroe Civic Center to begin a week of rehearsals and appearances and then competition begins Thursday. Saturday night the new Miss Louisiana will be crowned. I am so excited for this journey. More pictures will be to come!

A little inspiration. Know that what you get, comes from the Lord. The only crown that means a thing in my life is the crown of everlasting life that my Father has given me.

A little inspiration. Know that what you get, comes from the Lord. The only crown that means a thing in my life is the crown of everlasting life that my Father has given me.

Children’s Miracle Network

So part of the Miss America Organization, is the aspect of community service. The MAO is partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network. As part of competing at the state level, I am required to raise a certain amount of money. I am almost there. If you have the means to donate, you are helping to save the lives of children in your own community. Below I have posted the link to my extension of the missamerica4kids website. Thank you all so very much! I am forever in your gratitude! 

http://www.missamericaforkids.org/Donate/260306E8AE4203713

Eating my fancy breakfast in my car as I wait. Speaking at Clearwood Jr. High today to the kiddies in sixth grade.

Eating my fancy breakfast in my car as I wait. Speaking at Clearwood Jr. High today to the kiddies in sixth grade.

Miss St. Tammany and Miss St. Tammany Heritage’s Outstanding Teen 2012

Miss St. Tammany and Miss St. Tammany Heritage’s Outstanding Teen 2012

Crown cookies! Fundraising for the American Cancer Society!

Crown cookies! Fundraising for the American Cancer Society!

Miss Louisiana Organization state meeting 2012 was a success. Love my Miss St. Tammany family.

Miss Louisiana Organization state meeting 2012 was a success. Love my Miss St. Tammany family.

Parade day! Mystic Krewe of Perseus

Parade day! Mystic Krewe of Perseus

For those of you who are interested, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen program is part of the Miss America Organization. This is the current Outstanding Teen’s blog to document her journey!

One of my favorite former Miss America’s. Inn 1995 she was crowned Miss America and the first hearing impaired title-holder. 

This is Caryn and she is one of the bravest people I could tell you about. She is my sister queen’s cousin. She is inspiring and strong and God is healing her every day. 

Caryn just turned 11yo on January 16. On November 29, 2011 she was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer named Anaplastic Astrocytoma. We are praying for Caryn’s miracle. She loves God dearly and wants Him to heal her. Please join us!”

***Please check out this link!

http://www.facebook.com/prayersforcaryn?sk=info

The new Miss America! Laura Kaeppler. This is the post-pageant press conference that followed her being crowned. 

^^^This book, Under the Crown, was written partly by Miss America 2002, Katie Harman. The entire book itself is a written by the contestants of the Miss America 2001 contestants. It is an incredible insight to the lives of the incredible women who came together the week of the 9/11 attacks.  It shows the “determination and American spirit” that the ladies posses. 
*Highly recommended. 

^^^This book, Under the Crown, was written partly by Miss America 2002, Katie Harman. The entire book itself is a written by the contestants of the Miss America 2001 contestants. It is an incredible insight to the lives of the incredible women who came together the week of the 9/11 attacks.  It shows the “determination and American spirit” that the ladies posses. 

*Highly recommended. 

Oh! and I forgot to mention…
My name is Averi Harris. I am from Slidell, Louisiana, which is a town in St. Tammany Parish (hence the title). I go to Southeastern Louisiana University and I am studying social science. My passion is dance and I hope to make a career out of it one way or another.. trust me it is a pretty long story! So short and sweet, I want to help people through the art and gift of dance. I think that education is one of the most important things and it is one of the best opportunities. I think that all should take advantage of it!  

Oh! and I forgot to mention…

My name is Averi Harris. I am from Slidell, Louisiana, which is a town in St. Tammany Parish (hence the title). I go to Southeastern Louisiana University and I am studying social science. My passion is dance and I hope to make a career out of it one way or another.. trust me it is a pretty long story! So short and sweet, I want to help people through the art and gift of dance. I think that education is one of the most important things and it is one of the best opportunities. I think that all should take advantage of it!  

Me & and my beautiful sister-queen, Miss St. Tammany Heritage’s Outstanding Teen 2012!