Wow It’s hard to believe my year is coming to an end. I have had an amazing year of service and meeting so many people and experiencing more than I could have ever imagined. Over the past year my family, friends and I have volunteered over 100 hours at Greater Spartanburg Ministries. From realizing first hand how much of a difference I was making, I wanted to help even more so I created my own project Kayla’s Can’s For Charity, where I collected non perishable food items and donated them to this faith based organization. I’ve volunteered many hours with the Ronald McDonald House this year, baking cookies and meeting so many nice people. I volunteered at the officers down 5k where I helped families of the officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. It was so cool getting to ride in my hometowns Christmas parade benefiting the Harvest Hope Food Bank. The highlight of my year was flying over 2000 miles to California. I have learned so much from NAM that I’ll cherish forever. To the beautiful contestants, Be yourself, and never give up on yourself. To the next Jr Teen, enjoy every minute. Your year will fly by so don’t take it for granted. Take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and know that one act of kindness can help change the world.
For the last time I am your 2016 National American Miss South Carolina Jr. Teen. Kayla Geer