Hi everyone! Thanks for visiting my page! I am beyond excited to represent Hunt County at Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen the week of June 23-30! I believe the Miss America Organization impacts our society by empowering women through scholarship and community service opportunities. I am honored to be a part of this organization, and grateful to have expanded my platform, "Leading by Reading".
What started as a personal project, after witnessing a star-athlete unable to read aloud in class and later bullied because of it, soon became so much more. Texas is home to three of the top five cities for illiteracy, and 3.8 million adults in Texas never earned their high school diplomas. Through my platform, "Leading by Reading", I have developed a mentorship program for upperclassmen to read with elementary students. In addition, I have implemented book drives at car dealerships throughout the DFW area. As Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen, I will expand my platform statewide enlisting other schools and car dealerships. With your help, we can drive this message and bring more communities together.
Each dollar equals a vote for me, and every dollar donated goes towards the scholarships awarded to the contestants at Miss Texas and Miss Texas Outstanding Teen. Thank you, in advance, for considering me for the People's Choice Award.
XOXO, Bailee Utter
Miss Hunt County's Outstanding Teen 2018