Miss Utah Preteen Queen, Alyssa Ray, is setting the volunteer standard.
In 2014, Alyssa began volunteering in many different activities and started to understand that serving others comes from the heart. She not only fell in love with volunteering, but realized how important it was whether you are a queen or not. She emphasizes to her current sister queens that they should continue to serve in their communities even after their titles and pageant days are long gone.
Every Wednesday night for a year, Alyssa volunteered at a special-needs school in the Community Ed Program helping people with special needs learn life skills such as cooking, organizing, staying healthy, exercising, etc. From there she had the idea to start a new group with her mother, Sister Queens for Life: Sisters in Service. Her group includes past present and future queens, all pageantry girls who love to serve others and want new opportunities as a group.
Alyssa and her Sister Queens for Life currently serve monthly meals at the Ronald McDonald house adopt a meal program. She continues to find other opportunities for the girls to all serve together throughout the year.
Alyssa is also a volunteer with Chemo to Crown, a nonprofit that hosts fundraisers to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer.
This past month, Alyssa and three other girls met at the Utah State Capitol in the office of Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox. Alyssa received the gold presidential service award and pin, along with a letter signed by the president, for exceeding the hours of service preformed for her age group in the state. In 2017, Alyssa served over 78 hours including the Ronald McDonald house, Operation Wish for the Make-A-Wish foundation, Miss Amazing, and the foster care for youth. This follows her bronze presidential service award she received in 2016.
Already in 2018, Alyssa already has almost 40 hours of service through her monthly adopt a meal at the Ronald McDonald house, Miss Amazing, making volunteer T-shirts and volunteering at Operation Pay It Forward for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Alyssa may be tiny, but she is making a large impact in the world. Regal Majesty is excited to have this powerhouse representing their title in 2018-19.
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