” Hello all! I am wishing you readers Happy Holidays from Georgia! This Christmas season has been an exciting one for me! I traveled to Philadelphia for the week of Thanksgiving! I was invited to a awesome welcome party hosted by the Miss PA Organization/OT. About 50 attended we ate, drank had a great Bon Fire. Many thanks to Autumn and Judy for hosting! Philadelphia bought me the chance to host a “Girls Know How” workshop with Author Ellyn Langas at the Philadelphia Free Library. The books are about empowering girls to reach for their career dreams! I was able to visit many platform related facilities like Melmark, the Woods School, And Kids peace. These organizations provide schools, treatment, and housing for mentally disabled adults and children. I was able to speak with these kids and perform for them! The kids really loved singing and dancing along to “All I want for Christmas is You”! I also spoke and performed at the US Dream Academy, which provides after school programs for children with incarcerated parents. During this trip I had a wonderful time meeting families dealing with a lot of the same things that my family deals with. My brothers disabilities affect the whole family, so it is wonderful to see places who provide assistance to families like mine. I also had the opportunity to do a TV interview that was broadcast several times on Thanksgiving Day featuring my service activities while I was in Philadelphia. It was so much fun to perform In the Duncan Donuts Thanksgiving Day parade, put on by John Best Productions! I sang “All I want for Christmas is You,” in the parade, and I rode in a really cool 1970 red convertible! The parade was amazing and I had a blast! I also had a wonderful dinner with my Big Sister Kira, and I got to know alittle bit about what an amazing person she is!
Back in Georgia our Northside Eagles made it all the way to the Georgia Dome to play for the 5A State Championship… And WE WON! So our school is now state champions at one-act, and football! I could not be more proud of our guys for all of their hard work and commitment to their school and to eachother. I loved being in the student section and cheering on my team this season. Go Eagles!