Miss Empire's Outstanding Teen 2017 Lizzy Reed

Have you ever competed in pageants before?

Nope.

What made you want to compete in the Miss Grand Forks pageant?

Friends and fellow pageant girls finally convinced me of all of I could accomplish with being a pageant girl and all the opportunities I'd get to help others and be heard.

In a few sentences, tell us about your platform.

My platform is about accepting who you are, and learning how to live a life you live by using the talents you've been giving. Focusing on that can help people escape and overcome depression. Depression is a very important issue in North Dakota and I hope to inspire others to let them know there is life beyond sadness. There is the opportunity for living a life with purpose.

What are your hobbies?

I love to read, drink tea, watch movies, and explore the great outdoors! I also like to volunteer.

Tell me about your talent

My talent is something I love and am passionate about. When I speak, it's like I'm expressing a part of myself that I can't get out any other way. My poems can put things in perspective for me and my audience.

How do you plan to implement your platform in the Grand Forks community?

I would lik r to start by holding conventions where give speeches on my platifrm and inform the public of the many programs out in Grand Forks that are there for people that are struggling with depression, anxiety and having a feeling of worthiness.

What do you hope to get out of your year of service?

I hope to touvhlives and break the social barrier between depression and the 'normal' people. All people CNA have depression if many forms and it comes in many degrees.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself in college, working n and nursing degree so that I can continue ur to help others and do what I love, taking care of others.

What are you most excited about during your year of service?

I am so excited for state and the chance at winning state because if I did, that would mean I could have the support to talk to North Dakota about depression. ND is the leading US state of depression . I feel my platform is vital!:)

What is your favorite food?

I love BBQ Meatballs soooo much!!!!