Thanks for my year as Miss Silverdale
This year has been such an honor to represent Silverdale. To be a part of this growing community and meeting the faces of Silverdale has been such a good experience, and it has shaped me in becoming the woman I am today.
My goal this year was to be a part of our community in different facets and through organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the YMCA, and the Lions Clubs. I have had a variety of experiences and that has enriched my year.
Being Miss Silverdale 2013, I have learned an immense amount about Kitsap County and people who have poured their hearts into their efforts. This organization has taught me the networking skills in professional environments that has given me confidence for the business world.
I would like to thank several people in our community. First, my director Michele Wasson, who has guided me through the transformation of embodying Miss Silverdale’s class and pose. She is the backbone, blood, and veins of this program that keeps it alive and moving to such high standards, acting as scheduling manager, chauffeur, stand-in mom and number one cheerleader.
In this year she has embedded lifelong lessons and advice that will help me for many years after my reign. I need to pay huge thank-you to Holly Wasson, my mentor on how to become a role model for young girls in our community. She teaches by leading by example, through our weekly appearances and especially SMART Girls at the Boys & Girls Club. Holly has given me presentation skills that a big sister gives her baby sister, and I am very grateful for her patience and support.
One of the many great opportunities about this year is being on a first-name basis with Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent, and it has been a pleasure working with her to support our local chamber and businesses. Her eloquence has inspired me as a young woman, and my prime example for my public speeches.
A very special thank you is due to Commissioner Rob Gelder because he was my judge at my pageant last year, and without him on my judging panel, I do not know where I would be today. He is a great support of our program, and a fantastic dignitary to work with.
I would also like to thank the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce for being so welcoming, and I have appreciated all the opportunities with After Hours and Gala functions working with President Sean McDonald, President-Elect Jennifer Zuver, and several others on the board. I cannot forget my Silverdale Rotary Club who sponsored me for a year in Hungary, and has been incredibly supportive of this endeavor from the start. I remember how excited I was for leading the Whaling Day’s Parade in July, because of admiration I grew in my first six months; and the pride I still have today being able to transcend my Rotary Youth Exchange objectives to Miss Silverdale.
I would like to thank my Little Sister Marli Stodden and the entire Stodden family, for being so supportive this past year.
I appreciate the relationship that has fostered from doing this program, from helping with my evening gowns for the pageant, to laying an extra plate at dinner, I want to say thank you to Suzzanah, Brock, Joely, Alycia, CatMan, Marli and Cinco for being in my corner.
Thank you to my family for their love and support. Last, but not least, I have to thank Krystal Jimenez (Miss Kitsap) and Makenzie Moody (Miss Poulsbo) for a great year! You both truly made appearances unique with your bubbly personalities and helping making every event fun. I know that you will both have bright futures and I look forward to seeing what the world has in store for you both.
To the new Miss Silverdale, I wish you a wonderful year of adventures and new experiences!
Miss Silverdale 2013