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Haley Wright

Miss Yuma County 2022

Talent: Vocal

Social Impact: It Takes a Village: No Child Fights Cancer Alone. 

Fun Facts

  • I attended over 13 schools before graduating.

  • I have raised nearly $8,000 for my social impact initiative and the Miss Arizona Organization.

  • I am the first grandchild to graduate from college.

  • I make the world's BEST guacamole!

  • Learned Mexican Folklorico dance at the age of 5. 

  • I'm quite the coffee connoisseur. 

Quote I live by: "The pain you are feeling now cannot compare to the joys that are to come." Romans 8:18

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Harrison Rose Dusek

Miss Yuma County's Outstanding Teen 2022

Talent: Dance

Social Impact: Everywhere we go: Encouraging the Arts

Fun Facts

  • I've been dancing for 13 years.

  • Through my social impact initiative, I was able to give out three scholarships to the dancer's workshop summer program.

  • I am on the Tremaine dance convention performance program and get to travel America. 

  • My childhood nick name was Munchkin because I would watch Wizard of Oz on repeat. 

  • I have fallen out of three separate golf carts... crazy right!

Quote I live by: "Music touches us emotionally where words alone can't" - Johnny Depp

The Four Points of the Crown

Scholarship  Most young women who have competed or are planning to compete have done so to earn scholarships to further their education. It’s vitally important to remember the value of your education as you work through the pageant system. Dedication to academic studies is one way to prove scholarship is as important to you as it is to the Miss America Organization. MAO has maintained a decades-old tradition of empowering young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent, and intelligence. Scholarships have been the cornerstone of the Miss America program since 1945, when Bess Myerson was the first Miss America to receive a scholarship from the organization.

Success  Participating in the Miss America Organization not only helps young women pay for college and prepare for a career, it provides an opportunity to gain additional life experience, work on issues of importance to society, enhance their personal and professional skills, and develop their performance-related and other talents.

The pageant experience will instill in young women a deeper commitment and investment in their community and public service, which will strongly influence their education. 

 

Style  As a contestant, it’s important to develop a personal style. A contestant's personal style is like a signature—unique to them and easily recognizable to others, giving them that edge needed for pageant success. The finishing touch, for any style, is confidence. In the end, it’s the best addition to anyone's wardrobe.

 

Service  In 1989, the Miss America Organization founded the platform concept, which requires each contestant to choose an issue about which she cares deeply and that is relevant to our society. Once chosen, Miss America and titleholders across the country use their stature to address their platform issues with community-service organizations, business and civic leaders, the media, and others.  Miss America is about community leadership, not community “followership” and contestants and titleholders make a difference through their platform.