Outstanding Teen Collinsville 2012
a vocalist and sang "A Change In Me" from Disney's
Beauty & the Beast. Her platform is "Children In Crisis",
which raises money to aide children in need, such as infants
and children in homeless shelters. She also volunteers in her
time to the ICS Organization. (Infant Crisis Service)
Education: Northeastern State UniversityseniorBachelor
of Sciences, Dietetics Stilwell High School
Platform Issue: Food Fighting: Small Steps Climb Mountains
Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain a Doctorate of Sciences
Talent: Piano/ Pour Le Piano (Prelude)
Scholastic Honors: Presidents Leadership Class
Member; Deans Honor Role (1X); Presidents Honor
Role (3X); Graduated with honors from Stilwell High School.
Leadership Roles: Presidents Leadership Class
Philanthropy Co-Chairman; Northeastern Student Government
Association Director of Student Affairs; Blood: Water Mission
Coordinator (X 2); Food Nutrition and Dietetics Club member;
Northeastern State University (NSU) Student Foundation Member;
Founders Day 5K Co-Coordinator; Nearly Naked Mile Co-Coordinator.
Accomplishments: Top Ten Finalist Outstanding Freshman
at NSU; Raised over $1,700 for the Blood: Water Missions;
Rookie Talent Award at Miss Oklahoma; 2008 Strawberry Festival
Queen (and Miss Congeniality); Miss Northeastern State University
2011; Fastpitch Softball Pitcher of the Year at Stilwell High
Interesting Facts: I can moon walk; I completed twenty-one
college credits before entering college; I traveled to Italy
this past summer.
Employment: My parents ranch; unpaid Leadership
Internship for the Student Activities office at Northeastern
State University; Northeastern State University Fitness Center.
How has the world you come from shaped your dreams and
aspirations? The importance of responsibility and a hard
days work were impressed upon me since childhood. Caring
for livestock taught me that their needs should always be
placed above my own, just as the needs of others are more
pertinent than mine. It was impressed upon me that I was very
fortunate to have been born an American. I have a responsibility
to be a good and decent person and accomplish much with my
life. Being surrounded by inspiring people has made me want
to be a person who makes others want to be better. I have
a duty to the people that love me, to my country, and to those
who have less than I do. My family always encouraged me to
fly free, think free and live my life to the fullest. Everything
I am, my dreams and aspirations, are a result of where I come
Of all the ways you could succeed in life, why have you
chosen to succeed in the Miss America Pageant? Miss America
symbolizes a career driven woman of poise and integrity, with
a desire to transform the world around her. She is a guidepost
and a model for many young people. Along with my dietetics
degree I plan to minor in Leadership Communication because
it is important to me that my voice be heard. The Miss America
Organization is one more way I can facilitate steps to improve
the lives of those in my state while achieving my personal
goal of receiving a good education. I am so grateful to be
a part of an organization that coincides with my passions
and beliefs so firmly.
What social issue, other than your platform will have the
greatest impact on your generation and why? Innovative technology
to combat Americas resource reliance along with recent
happenings in the oil industry make a clear statement that
energy efficiency is one of the most pressing if not the pinnacle
issue to come to terms with today. Our nation consumes more
a quarter of the worlds oil. In the next few years I
anticipate efforts to go green will affect Americans in everything
from job security to daily life task such as lighting in homes.
It is no wonder the Miss America Organization along with celebrities
such as Steve Nash, and politicians like Al Gore, have taken
it upon themselves to reduce Americas carbon footprint
and help guide our nation into a safer, more efficient environment.
Goodwin's Working Platform:
Food Fighting: Small Steps Climb Mountains
Two-thirds of the American population is overweight or obese. Oklahoma
itself ranks sixth in national obesity statistics. This problem is
so serious that First Lady Michelle Obama chose to confront the issue
head on with her Lets Move campaign. Many consider obesity to
be our nations greatest health issue ever.
Food Fighting: Small Steps Climb Mountains is my personal project
intended to focus on the general health and well-being of Americans.
I want to provide all Oklahomans with the tools to make healthy lifestyle
choices, specifically by encouraging them to make small changes in
their eating habits. These incremental changes will eventually lead
Oklahomans to achieving their long-term goals of a healthy lifestyle.
The best way to promote a healthy lifestyle agenda is to lead by example.
I am a member of the Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics Club, an organization
that reaches out to help students make sensible and healthful lifestyle
choices. As a freshman I brought the Blood: Water Mission to Northeastern
State University. Blood: Water Mission is an organization which raises
money to help fight AIDS and poor sanitation. Our group gained revenue
by encouraging students and adults alike to give up soda pop for two
weeks and, in its place, substitute water. I organized numerous events
of all types and, with the help of my fellow students, raised over
$1,700 to date. This venture helped supply our friends in Africa with
clean drinking water and better sanitation.
The youth of Oklahoma encompass the majority of my focus. I strongly
believe that children are our future and in order to ensure their
successour success as a nationwe must give them the tools
to lead healthful lives. As Miss Northeastern State University it
has been my priority to inform children about proper nutrition and
the effect negative nutrition is leaving upon the American society.
I have spoken to hundreds of students at five different school systems;
however, I am not finished promoting my passion. I want to continue
my public speaking activities.
Being Miss Collinsville would give me far greater networking power
to fulfill my goals and would allocate means for me to promote my
platform to a broader spectrum of audiences. Additionally, the Miss
America Organization is the perfect one to promote this platform.
The young women who compete are clearly the best and the brightest.
They are all very good examples of healthy lifestyle choices.
I realize that combating our nations nutrition deficit is not
a particularly glamorous or catchy platform, but we are blessed to
live in the greatest country on earth and with that blessing comes
responsibility. It is vitally important that we strive for and value
healthy minds and bodies. Millions of people throughout the world
depend on us. We must be strong of mind and body ourselves, before
we can hope to improve the quality of life of others.