Mabry Carson Chamblee

Miss Bodock’s OT

Hometown:   Pontotoc

Scholastic Ambition:   College Degree and a Career in Nuclear Medicine

Scholastic Honors:   Youth Congressional Bronze Medal; BETA Club

Talent:    Clogging

Platform:   “Leading for a Lifetime – 4-H”

 What makes you special and unique? My ability to talk to anyone I meet

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I have strength through God that helps me through problems

Best advice you have ever received? “Live life one day at a time because you’re never guaranteed tomorrow. Take part in the present”

What can’t you live without? My big sister Molly

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?  Chocolate strawberries

What is your favorite movie genre and why? Romantic comedies—always have a happy ending

Where do you see yourself in ten years? Being the best I can be working with people, and being where God leads me to be in my career and life.

Most valuable lesson learned? Never take anyone or anything for granted.

Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why?   My big sister Molly, she always makes me laugh and helps me be a better person towards others

What motivates you?   Helping others find happiness and showing them something new

Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? Winning state 4-H competitions and competing at national competitions around the country

Best compliment you have ever received? I’m stronger than I realize and people see the effort I put into something I find important.

Secret wish or dream? I want to travel to Ireland and discover my root

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? Once in middle school, I fell down the stairs face first in front of everyone as we were going to lunch

What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you? Singing by myself in front of others

What is your super power? Motivating and supporting others

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Program? The girls are so amazing and sweet and this program has shown me a whole new side to myself

Describe yourself in one word. Outgoing

A Fun Family Fact? My very-great grandfather came over on a ship from Ireland during the 1600s as an indentured servant and had a hole in his ear lobe to mark that he was.

My name is Mabry Carson Chamblee. I am the youngest of five children! My favorite color is green and I love going to Chick-Fil-A with my big sister. I enjoy swimming and dancing. My family and I travel out west almost every summer and I love getting to experience the southwest culture. We explore National Parks and learn historic facts about our great country.

I go to Pontotoc High School and will be graduating in May. I have been in the Pontotoc High School Marching Band for 5 years. I play the flute and perform in colorguard during the fall marching season. We won the 4A State Championship last year and came in second this year. During my junior year I earned a Bronze Youth Congressional Medal and will continue working towards my silver and gold medals.

My main hobby is being a part of my 4-H club. This club has given me lots of opportunities and experiences that will equip me to be a leader as well as a better citizen for my city, state, and country. This year through 4-H, I traveled around the country on three national trips after winning my local and state competitions.

My first trip was in November to Louisville, Kentucky. While there, my team and I competed at the National Dairy Conference in the Dairy Bowl Competition. My next trip was at the end of November to Atlanta, Georgia. This trip was different because I didn’t have to compete, but I still had to be selected as a delegate for the trip through an interview process. A group of only fourteen youth from Mississippi earned this opportunity to go to National Congress. As a delegate, I met people from 44 states including Hawaii and Puerto Rico!

This past January I competed at the National Western Roundup in Denver, Colorado. Our team finished fifth in the nation in the Consumer Decisions Competition. Being able to go on these trips has helped me meet many new friends, see this beautiful country, and acquire new leadership skills!

I believe in 4-H, and the power to guide young people in “Leading for a Lifetime – 4H”.

All youth have the qualities necessary to influence others and improve the world around us.  The strengths they possess just need to be identified and developed.  4-H is America’s largest youth development organization – empowering nearly six million young people across the United States with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

4-H helps youth develop skills such as communication, time management, teamwork, and the willingness to learn. These skills can be learned or developed through something as simple as being a member of a team, competing in local and state competitions, leading a group at an educational event, or running for a student office. Once developed, these skills can be used throughout their lifetime, when they serve on student councils, school boards, city councils, county boards, or even state or national government. 4-H adult volunteers mentor youth and help them develop an understanding of the importance of community involvement. Studies have shown that youth who contribute to their community are more likely to be civically active all through their life.

Today’s youth often feel pressured to excel in school, go to college, or get a job. Overcoming these pressures, is a true test to their character. Becoming a part of an organization such as 4-H, will help develop the discipline and confidence needed to succeed in life.  Through learning and caring, youth can develop the passion needed for community service and development. America needs youth with leadership abilities. Youth who demonstrate teamwork and community service skills have the potential to become the future leaders of our community, state, and nation.