Being a first year girl, each day of Spring Meeting is a new adventure. The main purpose of Spring Meeting is to turn in paperwork, listen to speeches, and go to rehearsals, but I also got to use it as a way to meet many new friends!
Friday night was registration, where I got to meet the other contestants and, most importantly, choose my spot in the line up. The room was filled with anticipation as each titleholder awaited their name to be called to put their name on the list. Luckily, my name was one of the first to be called so I got to sign up for the exact spot that I wanted- B24! I feel very confidant about my spot, and I cannot wait to see what the competition brings this July!
Saturday was a busy, busy day! At 9 a.m. we loaded the buses to the Dallas Children’s Hospital. There, we got to spend time with the kids and make paper crowns- and even held paper crowning ceremonies! Each contestant was instructed to bring a stuffed animal for a patient to take home with him or her. I was so pleased when I saw that my stuffed animal got to go home with my new friend Morgan! We had rehearsals all afternoon where we learned the choreography for the opening number. This was the time that all the girls really got to know each other and to give us a “sneak preview” of what Miss Texas week will be like! Then we danced the night away- literally! Saturday night we had a huge dance party! All the girls had so much fun dancing, and Ricardo had a couple moves up his sleeve as well!
Sunday was filled with more rehearsals and a wrap up meeting. After hearing Miss Texas speak about her year, I became even more determined to someday be in her spot. It was truly inspiring and the perfect push that I needed to continue my preparation.
I constantly hear talk about how after Spring Meeting is “preparation crunch-time!” However, looking back on Spring Meeting, I realize how lucky I am to be a part of MPFO. I have learned so much already and with the constant guidance from Jan and the rest of the board, I know that I will be so prepared for Miss Texas. 3 months and counting!