r By Jenna Wright, Miss Payson 2015
Being Miss Payson was a life-changing experience. I got to fulfill my childhood dream of being Miss Payson and learned so many wonderful things. My reign as Miss Payson was one of the hardest and most rewarding years of my life. I had no idea that when I received a crown and local title that I was entering a world of empowered women that work together to better the world.
The Miss America Organization allowed me, as well as other title holders, to help serve others and help make a difference in our communities. As part of my platform, titled Time for Talents to HELP, I was able to spend a lot of time with young children and teach them the importance of gaining personal talents. It gave me joy and happiness in knowing that I was able to teach and to be an example to them.rI was able to meet many wonderful people that live in Payson during my reign as well as the people who run it. So many different events took place throughout the year such as the Salmon Supper, the Scottish Festival and Onion Days. I would like to say thank you for all the hard work and dedication that those people put in to make the events so enjoyable. I would also like to thank Margaret and Janean and those who worked so hard to make such a beautiful float for the royalty. We were able to receive eight awards for our float and it was an honor for me to have the opportunity to be in the parades over the summer. I am grateful for the people I was able to get to know throughout my reign and the challenges I went through.rThank you to my directors who were so helpful and insightful on my duties as Miss Payson. Thank you to my parents for giving me the support and help I needed to get through the year. Much of what I accomplished would not have been possible without them. And lastly, thank you to my attendants, Camri and Mckayla, for the joy and happiness they bring. They were such big helpers and supporters throughout the year and I wish them the best in life as they graduate and continue to succeed. Good luck to the new Miss Payson 2016, Camri Jensen. You have a wonderful year ahead of you and will learn so much not only about Payson but about yourself as well. Thank you Payson City for allowing me to be your Miss Payson 2015. I hope I can represent Payson well at Miss Utah in June.