My name is Klarissa Brown. I am 17 years old and I am currently a senior at Madison-Plains High School. I am the daughter of Kelly Smith and the granddaughter of Linda Michael and Ralph Burley. I intend to future my education and go to college to be a Physical Therapist. I was born in London, Ohio and have lived in Madison County my whole life.
I am involved in many community activities such as toys for tots and Adopt-A-Highway. I am a four-year member of the Madison-Plains FFA club and I have been showing sheep for four years now. This club is very involved in community activities.
I have cheered for Madison-Plains for four years from middle school till junior year. Being a cheerleader has helped me come out of my shell and be more social with people. We travel from game to game to cheer in front of people and these skills have helped me not only in life but also to compete in the pageant. My grandfather also runs a food trailer that I help him in every summer and wouldn’t ask a penny for doing it because my grandfather helps and buys me so much. In return I am happy to work with him.
In my spare time I love to go out with friends and have fun get away from parents and every other thing and just make memories. During the summer me and my family love to go out and enjoy being away from home to go camping. Even though I wear a dress and crown most of the summer I still like to take it off and enjoy going mudding and getting dirty. Truck pulls, tractor pulls, and rodeos are a way for me and my friends to escape and get away for a couple of hours and enjoy what we like to do. I love to spend time with my friends now and continue to make as many memories as I can because we only have one more year of high school and I know we will all be going off to do our own thing and start making our own lives.
If I did not have my family I would not be here today. They are the reason I can do the things I do. My mom is always there for me when I need someone. I know when I am upset I can go to her and she will make everything better. My grandmother — without her I would not have what I have today. She is my rock and even though we disagree a lot about almost everything, I wouldn’t trade her for the world because she does give me some of the best advice.
Last, but not least, my grandfather. This man has been there for me no matter what. I could call him whenever I need anything. From every headache I have to every break up he has been there and without him I can honestly say I would have nothing. He takes me everywhere and every dress I have ever worn he has gotten me. Every pageant my wonderful family is out in the crowd cheering me on and I couldn’t thank them all enough. There is so much more I can say about these great people and how much they have influenced my life but I would be going on for hours. So I would like to say one last thank you to these three great people for what they have done.
I would love to be your Miss Strawberry Queen this year and travel with the girls and continue to make more memories. Travel and make a good reputation of the great town of London, Ohio and hopefully to get more people to come join us in the Festival. This is just a little about myself and why I think I would be a great queen this year.