Photo by Jim Hanson
Here’s to Another Great Year!
As I stood onstage anxiously waiting as Sunni Cranfil announced 2nd runner up… 1st runner up… “and your new Miss Plano is Kathryn Dunn”! Hearing my name at the end of that sentence overwhelmed me with such excitement and relief. I had told many people prior to the competition, that I was more nervous for the MPFO Pageant than I was for Miss Texas! Not because I wasn’t ready, but because I knew what I would be missing out on if I did not win. As many of you know, I was Miss Frisco last year and I gave up the opportunity to give up my crown on stage so I could compete for the title of Miss Plano, and the chance to work with MPFO for another year. The Miss Plano Frisco Organization holds a very special place in my heart and I cannot imagine going to Miss Texas without them. Since I first became involved in pageants, MPFO has been there every step of the way and have made me the person that I am today. This year marks a very exciting change to MPFO, and that is that David White has joined our board! David, ever since you were my “unofficial director” at capital day last year, I just knew that we were destined to work together. As Miss Plano, I am thrilled to be able to work closely with David and I know that we will be unstoppable together. Jan, you have been such an inspiration to me. If it were not for your encouragement, I would not be the confident woman I am today. To the both of you, here’s to a successful year together!
One of my favorite things about the Miss Texas Organization is the relationships that I have built along the way. This year, I am blessed to be able to work with 3 beautiful and talented girls. My beautiful teen, Kaitlyn Wilson, I cannot wait to get to know you better! Teen Frisco, Madison Fuller, WE DID IT! We get to spend another year together as MPFO girls and I could not be happier! The new Miss Frisco, DaNae Couch, I cannot think of anyone I would rather share this year with! I am glad that you joined MPFO and I hope you’re ready for an exciting year! I know the four of us are going to be a great group.
I am also excited to be able to spend another year with my Lone Star Princess, Elle. Since meeting you last year, you have held a special place in my heart and I am glad to be able to spend another year with you! You are a very special young lady and I think the world of you. The fact that I would be able to spend another year with you encouraged me to come back to MPFO, and I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for the both of us! Kristen, even though you aged out of the LSP Organization, don’t think you are getting away that easy! You will just have to be an “unofficial” LSP this year. Caitlin, I will miss you as my LSP, but I’m sure I will see you just as often! Marissa, I loved getting to know you last year and will certainly miss you this year. Mallory, I enjoyed getting to know you last year and you will certainly be missed this year. And Marly, I’m looking forward to spending another fun year with you! We have so much to look forward to
To everyone else, thank you for your prayers and support. I am thrilled to be able to represent Plano in the upcoming Miss Texas Pageant and I am excited for another year as an MPFO girl!