Local Title: Miss Hockessin
School: 2nd year Learning Sciences PhD student in the School of Education at the University of Delaware
Hometown: Pike Creek, DE
Platform: Let's Talk: Breaking the Stigma Around Mental Health
Talent: Vocal performance
Scholastic Goals: Obtain my PhD and get on the job market!
Career Ambition: Work in the development department of a network geared toward programming for young children (e.g., PBS, Nickelodeon Preschool, Universal Kids)
Awards received at State Competition: 1st place Carol Maclary Excellence in Education, People's Choice Award, Overall Interview Award, 2nd runner up Debi Wilson Community Service Award
3 Interesting Facts:
1. I'm a beatboxer! I started doing it as a joke in 7th grade but then I just kept on going and eventually beatboxed for my collegiate acappella group through college!
2. When I was just 15 years old I was a soloist in the New York Premier of Calling All Dawns (a Grammy Award winning song cycle) in Lincoln Center in NYC!
3. I love Celtic music! I spent my high school career as part of a professional women's ensemble where we went on concert tours across the US performing sacred and secular music, polyphony, medieval chant, sacred Irish music, and American sacred harp pieces!