Presented by Miss Granite City - Allyson Helms
Molly's platform is The ABC's of a Bully Free School which is all about helping today's youth over come bullying in schools. She has spoken to over 500 students about her platform over the past four years. Every year she goes back to the same schools to talk to a different grade but, inevitably, the teachers hear that she is there and invite her into their classrooms. Each year she ends up speaking to almost the entire school and kids from previous years remember her! That's how she knows she is making a difference. Additionally, she hopes to continue the message of our reigning Miss Minnesota, Rachel Latuff, and her blue pinky campaign!
Her talent will be a dance to So Cold by Nikiesha Reyes. She danced competitively from age 6-12, then quit to be in hockey. Although she stopped competing in dance, she never stopped dancing for fun. Performing in front of a stage is such an amazing feeling for her and she's excited to showcase her dance in front of the Miss Minnesota audience.
Molly has competed in the Miss America Organization since age 13 and has grown so much. She feels like she has become a young woman who is poised and can take on any challenge because of her experiences. While some people wonder why she kept competing even though she never won the state teen title, Molly says it's not just about the crown. She wants to make as big of a difference as a local titleholder and to continue learning about herself.
The crazy thing I need to expect about being her as my roommate is that she's never had a roommate before since she's the only contestant still in high school! While she's a bit intimidated coming into this as the only high schooler, she knows she is excited for the challenge! I can't wait to get to know Molly even better and continue to grow with all the incredible young women in our Miss Minnesota class!