Hi everyone. I’m miss teenage Lower Mainland 2020. As part of my national campaign I am fundraising for the children’s wish foundation. So far I have conducted a couple fundraising events the most recent of which was a bake sale/ lemonade stand combo. I first want to take a moment to thank the white rock famers market for sponsoring me a booth which enabled me to hold the bake sale. For 4 days I baked in my homes kitchen making loaves, cookies, lemonade and iced tea. Even though it was a lot of work it was so worth it. I raised 350$ for the children’s wish foundation. My hope is that through these fundraisers I am able to make a difference in children’s lives not only with the money I raise but by inspiring other people to do more for their community. Being active in your community is so important ! Everybody deserves a little help where its needed, Get to know the people you share your city with to make it a better place for everyone to live. I like to be a role model for kids and teenagers in my community. As a high school student there is a lot of pressure to fit the “social norm” and that doesn’t often mean someone who is super adamant about helping their community and volunteering. I want to show kids that’s it cool to care, its cool to try and it so amazingly cool to help other people.

best wishes , Jessica MacNiel

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Hi everyone, My name is Jessica MacNiel and I am Miss Teenage lower mainland 2020! I’m 14 years old, going into 10th grade.  I am a competitive dancer specializing in contemporary but I also compete in Jazz, Ballet, Stage, Lyrical and hip hop.  I also take acting classes and love to act.

I like to think that I am I very positive person who is always trying to lift other people’s spirits. There is so much negativity in today’s media and society, especially as a teenager, so I do what I can to change that and not be a part of the problem.  Some of my goals as Miss Teenage Lower Mainland are to be a positive role model for kids and adults in my community and to be a resource for people in need.  By this I mean someone to talk to, go to for help, and relate too.  Another one of my goals is to make a change in my community by bringing attention to pressing issues that need to be acknowledged and discussed.

My platform is sexual assault awareness.  Sexual assault is not talked about nearly enough in the media, schools, workplaces, or society.  How can we grow from it if we are not talking about it or recognizing it as a problem?  We need to not only provide support and resources for victims but to also educate the population on this rapidly progressing issue.

I am all for body positivity.  It is so important to take pride in your body.  All human beings are 99.9 % identical in their genetic makeup, it is that 0.1 % that makes us different, we must embrace our uniqueness and not be ashamed of it.  These differences are what make you so beautiful.  There is far little that is more powerful than someone who is confident in who they are.  I believe imperfections do not exist, what is an imperfection, the exact definition is “fault, blemish or undesirable feature” but who is the judge of what is undesirable or a fault.  Anything can be beautiful if you believe it is.  I encourage you to love every curve, bone, zit, scar and birthmark up until the very last hair on your head, and never let anyone tell you otherwise.

 

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