Class of 2019
Dual Competition with Miss South Central
Directors: Jennifer Burt, Miss WCSC/Miss SC; Molly Kopischke, OT
Next Competition Date: February 2020
Talent: Tap Dance
Social Impact: Tough Learning, Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom
Sally will be graduating from Minnesota State University, Mankato with Magna Cum Laude honors where she will be recieving a BS in Elementary Education. She is also currently attening Graduate School at Minnesota State University, Mankato to obtain a Master's in Elementary Education. Sally is currently student teaching in a first grade classroom; where the disparity of anxiety and depression and the affects on learning became the inspiration for her social impact initiative.
Sally's social impact initiative "Tough Learning, Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom” reaches out to students, teachers, and parents to help children find successful strategies to help them throughout their school day. Sally speaks to what she refers to as the three parts of the equation to help everyone involved in a child's learning when dealing with depression and anxiety. She will be meeting with students in their classrooms, teachers in their faculty meetings, and parents at parent meetings. She also is working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Organization to have them come into the schools for presentations.