Following my crowning, I was whisked off to KEYC news station by former Miss Mankato and Miss Minnesota, Jennifer Hudspeth to be interviewed on the 10 o'clock news. The next day, I attended "An Afternoon of Inspiration," hosted by Miss Minnesota Kathryn Knuttila in St. Peter.
I am so thankful to have the opportunity to rejoin the Miss America Organization in the Mankato community after finishing my year-long pageant hiatus to focus on school. I can't wait to see what the next year brings as I continue to support this organization that I love and its national platform, the Children's Miracle Network. And of course, I am excited to enhance my work in the Autism community with the help of the Miss Mankato Organization.