Sara Achorn Crowned Miss Plymouth County 2017
Here she is folks; this talented young lady has been given the year of a lifetime and a trip to Miss Massachusetts in July! Sara is an 18 year old senior at Old Rochester Regional High School and will be going to Lesley University in the fall studying Expressive Art Therapy.
Christine: Sara, could you explain the Miss America Organization to the people who don't know anything about it?
Sara: So, the Miss America Organization is a scholarship pageant system for young women aged 17-24 and as a local titleholder, my job is to give back to my community by volunteering anywhere I am needed!
Christine: Why did you decide to compete in this pageant or any pageant for that matter?
Sara: I decided to compete because I wanted my voice to be heard. Each titleholder is required to have a personal platform showcasing something that they feel really passionate about and mine is entitled, IMperfection. It focuses on spreading body positivity in our future generations.
Christine: So, what will your first act as queen be?
Sara: Funny you mention that! Literally seconds after they crown me I dropped my crown and one of my stones fell out but it's totally fine. Lesson #1: Always keep gorilla glue in your crown box. In all seriousness though, I hope to plan a fashion show showcasing all different genders, body types, ethnicities, etc. All of the proceeds collected will go to benefit Miss America's national platform, The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Christine: Other than queening all over Plymouth County, what will people find you doing?
Sara: Well, my first week as queen will be spent doing my last high school theatre performance. And because performance week is so unbelievably stressful, my life goes on hold for a few days. After that you can find me working the hostess stand at the Brewfish in Marion and I will soon be starting a waitressing job at The Stonebridge in Onset. Other than always working, hopefully I'll be on the beach this summer, once it gets warmer of course.
Christine: How's the dressing room? Are girls sabotaging each other like people think?
Sara: Actually, quite the opposite. If I had a dime for how many times I get asked or ask for help with my hair or zipping up my dress, I'd be a very rich lady. All of the girls are so incredibly wonderful and thank goodness because as a first year competitor, making friends is the best thing you can do. Especially with other titleholders because you can do future appearances with them!
Christine: Are there any traditions for new titleholders?
Sara: Most people will take a "sleeping beauty" picture with their new crown. Especially first time titleholders!
Christine: Are you excited for Miss Mass Week?
Sara: Oh. My. God. Yes! I can't wait to spend a whole week with my new sisters doing appearances and giving back! I will also be at Miss America Serves Day on April 8th with my Class of 2017 sisters!
Christine: As Miss Plymouth County, where will you be doing events and how can people get in touch with you on doing so?
Sara: So, even though I'm Miss Plymouth County, I can really do events anywhere in Massachusetts but if were speaking primarily Plymouth County, I want to get the most out of my first year of service so I will try my best to be at anything and everything. You can find me on Facebook or you can email me at email@example.com
Check out the very first moments of Sara's reign!
Congratulations Sara, myself, Michael and everyone here at Fun 107 are very proud of you and so impressed with your determination with each and every pagent you've participated in thus far. We wish you continued success and hope you have an amazing year as Miss Plymouth County 2017 :)