Hallie Turner Bryant

Miss Warren County

Hometown: Greenwood, MS

Hobbies: Soccer

School: Pillow Academy

Scholastic Ambition: To make the best grades I can through junior high & high school, and to further my education through music and the arts.

Scholastic Honors:

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Foster care  “Fostering Our Future”

What makes you special and unique?

Lives on a farm, and loves to nurture animals.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? Outgoing, sing anywhere or anytime

Best advice you have ever received?

If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

What can’t you live without?

My blanket my mom made for me when I was a baby

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

Shrimp fettuccine

What is your favorite movie genre and why?

“Comp Rock” – comedy and musical – I  like this because I love summer camp musicals – music great – sweet ending

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Contract with A&M Records

Most valuable lesson learned?

The harder I work the more I achieve

Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why?

My sister Mary Elizabeth, became a foster care parent

What motivates you?

Watching the “Voice”

Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title?

Number one showmanship in my state 4-H

Best compliment you have ever received?

When will you sing again? After singing in church

Secret wish or dream?

The be the next The Voice” winner

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?

When I fell down in a nasty pig pen in front of all of my friends at my friends barn

What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you?

Race a dirt bike

What is your superpower?

My right leg on a soccer field

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi Program?

Confidence, walk in heels

Describe yourself in one word.

Determined

A Fun Family Fact? My oldest sister is 25 years older than me

Please write a short essay (2 or 3 paragraphs) describing yourself to the people viewing the website. Let people know who you really are. Keep in mind the questions you’ve already been asked and include other things that you would like people to know about you.

My name is Hallie Bryant, from Greenwood, MS.  I am a 8th grader at Pillow Academy.  I have 4 older sisters and 1 older brother.  I have 7 nephews and 2 nieces that call me “Aunt Hallie”.  My favorite sport is soccer and I play middle defender on my school team.

My favorite thing to do in life is sing.  I love to sing anytime and anywhere.  I love music.  I am learning to play the piano and soon hope to compose some songs of my own.  I hope to learn guitar, but the piano is challenge enough for now.

Please write short essay (2 or 3 paragraphs) explaining your passion for your platform and your stance on the subject.  Be sure to name your platform and give a brief explanation of its purpose as well.

Currently, there are over 500,000 children in foster care in America today, and only 12,000 children are being placed in foster homes each day.  I am very passionate about my platform “Fostering Our Future”, because I believe every child deserves a home.  People need to be more aware about foster care.  My father growing up had a foster sibling, my sister is currently a foster parent.  To watch her love and nurture these children like her own is amazing.  I personally am too young to be a foster parent, but my job is to plant the seed in my generation about foster care, so when they are old enough hopefully they will become foster parents.

When a child is taken from their home, a social worker arrives with a black plastic bag for their belongings.  It is estimated that the average foster child moves seven times before the age of 18, and with each move everything they own is placed in a trash bag once more.  All children deserves love, respect and dignity, but not all children get those things.

 

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