My name is Brianna Legner. I am a soon-to-be graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing sciences.
While I am involved on campus, my most impactful passion is my involvement with the Miss America Organization. Currently, I hold the title of Miss Springfield 2020 and will compete for Miss Illinois in September.
In order to compete in this organization every candidate must have a platform they promote during their year. My platform is, "It's More Than a Smile", which embraces the uniqueness of children born with a craniofacial difference and helps create a culture of kindness and inclusion. Through my platform, I am fundraising, empowering, and giving hope.
I created my platform to bring awareness to the stories behind the smiles.
This past year, I began my involvement with the Children’s Craniofacial Organization and fell in love with their mission as it perfectly aligned with my goals and values. I loved their curriculum guides and was planning on raising awareness in schools and promoting the #choosekind curriculum before COVID-19 hit. Due to many of my appearances being canceled, I have been searching
for ways to continue promoting CCA’s mission of empowerment.
Recently, I came across a quote from CCA stating, “There will be more children needing to connect with kids just like them next year than ever before”. I thought to myself why next year why not now, and Friendship Fridays was born.
I want to feature some of the amazing children all over the nation on my Miss Springfield social media pages. I am extremely excited for the upcoming Friendship Fridays, but more importantly I am excited to feature these awesome children. If you have an awesome Wonder Kid please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.