I had such a fun time at the Botanica Gardens "Tulips, Fairies, and Forts" event! This past weekend I had the opportunity to play with adorable children, perform a few fun Disney songs, and see the beautiful new tulips! More pictures to come, but for now... I couldn't resist a photo on the yellow brick road :)
On April 8th, I helped with the production of the 4th Annual Miss Unstoppable Pageant. I cannot even describe how much I love those girls and the pageant. This is a pageant for girls with special needs, ages 5-105. These bright, beautiful, talented young women have grown so much over the past four years and it is so fun to see. I especially love getting to do the production portion as I get to put the entire show together, and witness the precious backstage moments. Watching the contestants cheer each other on and get the butterflies in their stomach before its their turn is such a fun part of the day. My goodness, I love those girls! P.S. Congrats to our new Miss Unstoppable, Justice! Can't wait to work with you this year <3
On Wednesday I visited the FAA classroom at Maize High School and gave my Be Unstoppable Campaign presentation. Students also filled out activity sheets and shared what makes each of them unstoppable. Students were invited to be a part of the campaign by using their social media to advocate for themselves. I loved meeting new faces, and seeing familiar ones too!
On Tuesday, I visited my sweet kindergarten friends at Woodman Elementary to talk to them about my Be Unstoppable Campaign. Each student was given an activity sheet and encouraged to make themselves into superheroes. Through this process, students found what makes each of them unique and unstoppable. Students learned the importance of respecting each other's differences and seeing the person before a disability.
On April 1st, I attended the first annual Down Syndrome Society of Wichita Masquerade Gala. I was honored to be a special guest emcee along KWCH's own Michael Shwanke. I helped award special honored guests for the evening and celebrated with a few old friends from YESS Camp. I am excited about my relationship with Down Syndrome Society of Wichita and look forward to many events in the future!
This past weekend I attended the 4th annual Miss Unstoppable Workshop. This is my favorite organization to volunteer with each year as it is a pageant very dear to my heart. As I handle the production side of the pageant, I spent the afternoon teaching contestants their onstage competition phases and opening number. What I love most about this pageant is that we truly hold it to the standard of any other beauty pageant in the state, because we truly believe our girls can handle it. They perform an opening number, compete in runway, talent, evening gown, and a personal interview. We love challenging our contestants while celebrating their abilities through the entire process. Each contestant is different and shines in their own way, and we are dedicated to making every girl feel unstoppable. If you would like to attend the pageant this year, please join us on April 8th, at South High School at 2:00 PM! Help us celebrate these incredible young women, and see the crowning of a new Miss Unstoppable!