Donations: 3 - Raised: $220.00
Dearest friends and family,
As delegates for the Mrs. Idaho America and for Miss Idaho High School America pageants, Ashlyn and I are excited to participate and compete for the opportunity to represent the great state of Idaho at the national Mrs. America and Miss High School America pageants.
The Mrs. Idaho America competition is an exciting and rewarding program that recognizes Idaho’s married women, and is the official state preliminary to the prestigious Mrs. America pageant where Mrs. Idaho will join 50 other state winners.
I am 46 years old and a native of Idaho. My husband, Aaron and I have been married for 21 years and we are the proud parents of two great kids, Chandler (17) and Ashlyn (15). I am honored to be an occupational therapy assistant at Children’s Therapy Place. In my free time, I enjoy knitting and crocheting, and camping, traveling, skiing, and bike riding with my family. In addition, I enjoy volunteering at different events such as the Autism Awareness and Buddy Walks and this year I am so excited to be coordinating the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association 2017 Calendar!
Ashlyn is a busy high school student and Timberline High School cheerleader. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to music, creating amazingly detailed Wicked Doodles and artwork which she hopes to get published and sell professionally someday. Her national pageant provides scholarships that will help her to reach her goal of becoming a NICU nurse someday.
Ashlyn and I have entered these pageants in order to help open doors and promote a cause we are very passionate about, which is starting a non-profit organization that will educate teenagers on the importance of acceptance and inclusion of individuals with disabilities and create social acceptance groups throughout schools across America. These groups will be comprised of kids who will go out into their schools, befriending those with special needs as well as influencing their peers and even their parents and other adults to accept and include others who have various disabilities. Our hope is to decrease bullying in this, possibly overlooked, group of mistreated children, teens, and adults. The pageant system is the perfect vehicle for promoting this very important cause.
We understand you may often be approached to support friends and family with their sports fundraisers and various financial needs, but we hope you will consider this request one of priority.
Thanks in advance for your support!
Stephanie Schoenfeld, Mrs. SE Boise and
Ashlyn Schoenfeld, Miss South East Boise High School America