McKenzie Cole

Hometown:   Vicksburg

Scholastic Ambition:   graduate from high school and attend college at MSU

Scholastic Honors:   Honor Roll

Talent:   Singing

Platform:   I’m in Your Corner  #BuildNotBreak

 

What makes you special and unique? I have been blessed with an ability to help people feel good about themselves. I also have a unique personality.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? They don’t realize how much I love sports and I am incredibly athletic.

 Best advice you have ever received? Always strive to be your best self and never give up.

What can’t you live without? I could never live without the outdoors. I love being outside enjoying God’s gift.

 What is your biggest guilty pleasure? My biggest guilty pleasure is pistachio pudding. I can make myself sick from that.

What is your favorite movie genre and why? Hands down comedies. It makes me laugh until I cry. It’s great to laugh because it cheers you up.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? I can see myself beginning medical school in ten years. I will be so excited and ready to begin my journey to becoming an oncologist.

Most valuable lesson learned? The most valuable lesson I learned was the very first time I competed in a preliminary. I didn’t win the first time but it taught me to work even harder and never give up. I learned quickly don’t let anything get you down and only you control your success.

Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why? Carrie Underwood is my favorite and most valuable role model. Her song “Champion” inspires me to be the best version of me and she loves giving back to the community.

What motivates you? Being successful and making my family proud is my number one motivator.

Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? My greatest accomplishment was having the opportunity to perform on Broadway for ” The Lion King.” It was absolutely amazing.

Best compliment you have ever received? I am just like my great grandmother. That was the biggest compliment ever because she is one of the sweetest and most kind hearted people you will ever meet. I am honored.

Secret wish or dream? My dream is to have 5 mini teacup doodles. I already have one coming. I would love to have a whole team of mini doodles.

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? My most embarrassing moment is when my skirt got caught in an escalator.

 What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you? Being on the swim team would be so much fun to try, but it’s not my thing and I would slow them down.

What is your super power? I would fly in one second if that was my super power. I would never wait in traffic again.

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Program? I have learned life lessons through the interview process that will help me in future job interviews.

Describe yourself in one word. Sociable

A Fun Family Fact? We look forward to summer in Orange Beach and deep sea fishing together.

 

 My name is McKenzie Cole, Miss Rhythm and Blues’ 2020. I am 13 years old and born on 06/06/2006 also known as Palindrome Day. I am the oldest sibling in my family. I have 3 dogs and 1 cat.

I have been involved with my school musical for 2 years as a singer and dancer. I am a starter for the Junior Varsity basketball team and a Junior High cheerleader. I received the St. Aloysius Service Award for over 40 hours of service in my community for the year. I attend First Baptist Church in Vicksburg which is also the church my parents exchanged vows in 16 years ago. I enjoy working in the daycare at the Southern Cultural Center and dipping strawberries for Valentine’s Day at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

My platform “I’m in Your Corner” #BuildNotBreak is an organization dedicated to showing children of all ages the importance of creating meaningful friendships. Through social outreach efforts and constant messaging through social media platform. “I’m in Your Corner is committed to helping the youth of today learn to build each other up.

 I am very passionate about my platform because I have felt inclusion before. My home state of Mississippi is listed in the top 5 states for the highest percentage of high school students who attempted suicide because of constant harassment both at school and on-line. With the help of the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen program, I am confident I can be the reason our state experiences a decrease in bullying cases and ensure that tweens and teens across Mississippi always have someone in their corner.