Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Friendship Fridays: Share Your Story With Miss Springfield...And the World!

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 [email protected]

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