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Miss Teen South Dakota International 2022


Shealay Smith

I’m 17 years old and your Miss Teen South Dakota International 2022. My platform, Empowering Ourselves to Empower Others, focuses on Mental Health Awareness, as it pertains to teens in today’s society. My goal is to educate others on the topic of Mental Health and to empower them to find positive ways to cope with their struggles, while encouraging conversations to eliminate the negative stigma around mental health. During my year as Miss Teen South Dakota International 2022, I want others to see that when we empower ourselves, we’ll be better prepared to empower others. I plan to  share this message and leave my sparkle wherever I go. I am also a junior in High School, and I am in the top 5 ranked in my class for academics. I currently hold a 3.9 GPA, and I am a High School Dual Credit Student through South Dakota State University. I have received the honor of being awarded the Outstanding Sophomore of the Year in Community Service. I was also honored by the National Society of High School Scholars for my grades and GPA. Through participating in Future Health Professionals of America, I was also recognized by the Congress of Future Medical Leaders and National Academy of Future Physicians. I participate in HOSA, FFA, Journalism, Yearbook, Student Council, Volleyball, and Softball. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and crafting in my free time. Whenever I get a chance, you can find me either outdoors or in my craft room. One direction I have taken from my mom is giving back to my community. I do this by volunteering. My favorite organization to work with is Make A Wish. I have met so many people through this amazing organization, and have made lasting friendships with amazing people.

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