WELL WELL WELL! I cannot wait for this to finally happen. It’s finally here! There’s still so much to do! I leave for Toronto tomorrow morning at 11am and have a pit stop in Fort MacMurray. I still haven’t packed! Holy man! I’m so busy, but it’s a good busy 🙂 I’m super excited to find out who my roommate is too! I love meeting new people especially when they’re from new and interesting places! I feel like I keep saying that I’m excited for things to happen, but in reality, I AM! This is going to be so much fun! Well, America’s Got Talent is over, so that means I have to go pack! See you all in Toronto!  I hope everyone has a safe trip 🙂 god bless! <3

Kelsey Bryant – MTSCW 2012

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I can't describe how breath-taking this is <3

Even though I’m only sixteen years old and don’t know much about life, I do know that the world is an amazing place with endless possibilities and opportunities. If I had the opportunity to go anywhere in the world it would have to be Halifax, Nova Scotia for many reasons. Not only is Halifax a beautiful place with parries worth a thousand words, sights that leave you wanting more and a breath-taking environment, but it’s also the one place that I feel I can call a home away from home.Now, don’t be mistaken. I haven’t been to Halifax before, but I can see how you would think that by the way I speak of it. The reason why I know so much is because my mom lived there when they were younger.

When my mom was 12, my grandpa died. Doctor Edmond Quinlan was the best doctor in Halifax. Whenever there was a problem, my grandpa was the first person that people would call. He was a legend in the world of doctors and everyone looked up to him, especially his family. When my grandpa died of cancer, everything changed. He left behind six children and a loving wife, but they definitely forget him. Even though I wasn’t alive, I know how it affected my mom and her siblings. I always hear about how amazing of a person he was and how much of a difference he made and I wish that I could have met him.

That’s another reason why I wish to go to Halifax. His ashes are spread in a field by where they used to live. Not too far away is his tomb stone. I want to go there to see what kind of life my grandfather lived and see what he saw, walk in his shoes and develop more of an understanding of what struggle one carries with cancer.

The lovely place they call Halifax is definitely a dream vacation for me. I would be more than lucky to have the opportunity to go there and would be blessed to even see his tomb stone. Most people go to Halifax, Nova Scotia to see the sights and wake up to the warm breeze every day, but all I want is an opportunity to get closer to someone that I never had the chance to meet.

Even though I never met him, I can still feel him guiding me through my life

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As one of the assignments, I was supposed to come up with a TV show that focuses on a Miss Teen Canada sponsor and also stars yours truly. Looking through the list, I happened to come across MAC make-up and it didn’t take me long to come up with an idea.

With my sponsors help, I, being the hostess of the TV show “MAC, Make Me Over”, I would help by answering questions asked by the viewers and introduce the make-up artists. My idea for this show is to have the best of the best make-up artists from YouTube and around the world come and show every curious girl out there just what they can do with make- up. If you look on Youtube today, 60% of the videos are make-up tutorials, so why not combine them all? This TV show would give an opportunity to teenage girls to ask questions about how to do their hair a certain way or how to avoid breaking out or even styles of make-up.

Not only is MAC an amazing cover-up for acne, but it also doesn’t cause even more skin problems and keeps your skin fresh and clean. MAC make-up is perfect for every type of girl there is. For me personally, I prefer more of an earthy tone, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like bring out the wild colors once in a while! With their wide variety of colors, tones and shades, MAC demonstrates that make-up doesn’t change the way you look, but simply enhances the natural beauty that all women possess.

 

 

 

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I loved participating in the Pride of Strathcona Awards!!

Being only sixteen years old and having the honor of attending the Pride of Strathcona Awards was unbelievable. I cannot express how much fun and pleasure I had in welcoming the amazing people who have volunteered in our community and have definitely made a difference in the lives of others. Strathcona County is and has been an extremely proud place for as long as I can remember.

While I was there, I got to meet many very important people such as Linda Osinchuk who is the mayor of Strathcona County and I also had the honor of meeting Iris Evans who is one of our MLA’s. After an evening of congratulating those who have made us proud, serving drinks to the council members and making a lot of new friends, Mayor Osinchuk and miss Evans came to a decision that they we’re going to bring before the council a sponsorship for Miss Teen Canada World 2012. A couple of days later, I went back to the mayor’s office, but not for another gala. I went back to give them a “Thank you” card for sponsoring me with my journey to Miss Teen Canada World-2012.

Kelsey Bryant- Miss Teen Strathcona County World- 2012

 

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Learning about my families struggle with the effects of cancer on the ones we love has shown me just how much you should love life to the fullest and never take anything for granted. Having my grandfather pass away from Hodgkins Lymphoma and my aunt be a survivor of cervical cancer, it was not a hard decision for me to volunteer at the Relay for Life. The Relay for Life is an amazing organization that raises money to help cure cancer. I’m aware that a lot of people simply assume that staying up all night and walking for something like cancer that at the moment, is not curable, does nothing, but I’m glad to say that they are wrong. This year, the Relay for Life made over 140,000 dollars for cancer research! I am so proud of our community and all over my friends and family for helping with such an amazing cause. While volunteering, I was able to chat with some of the participants, help with some of the activities and have a blast with some of the kids! Not only did I learn how to master the art of pancake making, but I also became even more aware of how much of an impact cancer has had on some of these people’s lives. I am incredibly blessed to have an opportunity like this and I can’t wait to attend more events and help my community that much more!

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Contemporary Solo

Contemporary Solo

I am a native Albertan, and live in Sherwood Park, Strathcona County.   We have a population of about 100,000 and we hold the distinct title of being the largest Hamlet in the world!  We are connected to Edmonton and have the feel of small town living with big city excitement!

I am 16 years old and have been a competitive dancer since the age of four.  Being a dancer for most of my life has had a huge impact on me; it has taught me passion, determination, sportsmanship, discipline, commitment, and the importance of working hard for what you want in life.  Winning several ‘First Place’, ‘Outstanding Performance’, and ‘Most Promising’ Awards in dance competitions has given me the drive to accomplish anything I set my mind to.  I am training to become a dance teacher and plan to do that part time while I further my education so that I can continue being involved in the dance world.  I am most looking forward to teaching and choreographing for children!!

As well as my passion for dance,  I have been very involved in other sports such as high jump and basketball; winning MVP Award last year for my school team.  I also enjoy writing poetry, lyrics and most of all, the dramatic arts!

Having participated in the French Immersion program for the last eleven years has helped me achieve my bilingual status and I hope to use this is in my future career as a High School teacher.  I plan to attend University after High School and take a major in Education with a minor in Drama.  My ultimate dream career is to be a High School English teacher and Drama coach.

I enjoy volunteering within, and outside my community.  I have done a lot fundraising in the past for the Stollery Children’s Hospital through my mom’s involvement; was involved with, and really enjoyed visiting and bonding with Sr. Citizens through ‘Linking Generations’ all throughout Jr. High School, and have volunteered at Hope Mission and The Mustard Seed – both facilities for the homeless.  I have also volunteered as a dance assistant teacher for the past 3 years at our studio.

I have had much public speaking and stage experience in the past eleven years and feel at home with the whole pageant process.  I have already met great friends at the Miss Teen Alberta pageant and am looking forward to meeting many more at the Miss Teen Canada pageant in July!!

I feel extremely blessed and very thankful for having such a loving family who support me and adapts to my lifestyle and I don’t know what I would do without them.

Sponsors note: the Miss Teen Canada Blog Network is sponsored by Velago Patio Furniture, importer and nationwide retailer, and a Toronto roof company.

Thank you & Merci

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