I have been selected to represent Alaska in the Miss United States pageant in our Nation's Capital over the weekend of the fourth of July. It is such an honor to be chosen from so many qualified applicants and I am excited to be competing with so many young, accomplished women from across the country for the title of Miss United States.
I am a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage, where I obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. I will begin my graduate education in October of 2013. I hold certifications as a chemical dependency and behavioral health counselor and have a specialized training background in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, as well as working as a counselor to youth ages boys who have just aged out of foster care. I have previously represented Alaska at the National Youth Leadership Conference, as a United States Senate Intern on Capitol Hill for Senator Lisa Murkowski and at the National Sweetheart Pageant. I have received two awards from the Children's Miracle Network for my devotion and outstanding service to my community.
Winning the title of Miss United States has given previous title holders the opportunity to use her voice and advocate for the issues in the community that are dear to her. My platform is Mentorship for Academic Excellence. Sadly, it can be so easy for children to fall through the cracks when it comes to keeping up with homework, attending school regularly and staying on the right path for success. My life was changed by a mentor and I would like to continue to pass on that gift to future generations.
If chosen as Miss United States I will have the opportunity to travel the nation representing many nonprofits including Relay for Life, United Way and Big Brothers Big Sisters; all of which I work actively with here in the state.
Prior to the competition in July there are quite a few expenses that arise for the competitors. I am hoping that you will be able to assist me with any contribution you can afford. The sponsorship that you provide will go toward my hotel stay in Washington, D.C., transportation, meals,wardrobe, production of the pageant shows, chaperones, hostesses, pageant staff, and other miscellaneous expenses.
As a sponsor, you will receive national recognition in the official pageant program book. Full color ad pages are also available for purchase.
Sponsorship can be deductible as a business advertising expense.
Thank you ahead of time for your generosity!
Jessica Tiara Fulton
Miss Alaska United States 2013