Sporting a crown and sash, Miss Kentucky 2021 visited college students at Cecilia Valley Elementary School on Friday.
Haley Wheeler, initially from Powell County, started her go to by talking to a fifth-grade class the place she mentioned a quantity of topics, together with her historical past competing in pageants.
Candace Dailey, music and artwork instructor, reached out to the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization a couple of go to.
Dailey mentioned she had saved up with the group since she competed in pageants when she was youthful.
Sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, visits to the varsity are free. She mentioned she wished to have Wheeler talk about perseverance and goal setting.
Starting when she was 15 in 2013, she competed and obtained excessive placings every year, however didn’t develop into Miss Kentucky till this 12 months.
She talked to college students about setting targets and transferring by failures. She talked about being profitable which she mentioned is outlined by making different folks really feel good and making your self really feel good.
She additionally talked about her group service undertaking on Alzheimer’s. She instructed a narrative about how she was affected after her great-grandfather had been identified with it when she was a teen. During her visits, she additionally talks about agriculture in Kentucky and the significance of figuring out the place meals comes from.
Wheeler graduated along with her grasp’s diploma in speech pathology in May from Western Kentucky University, a significant that she was impressed to check as a result of of her great-grandfather’s sickness.
“I decided I was going to help people with Alzheimer’s disease every single day because that’s what I get to do in that job, and that’s pretty special,” she mentioned to the scholars.
She mentioned she visits faculties about three or 4 instances every week. Outside of visits and speeches, she works on the cellular science exercise middle.