Hailey Flowers Wins Pageant Titles and Helps Those Affected by COVID-19

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Photo courtesy of Hailey Flowers

Hailey Flowers (11) has been giving back to her community during the COVID-19 pandemic through the organization Meals On Wheels. She delivers meals to home bound senior citizens. Unfortunately, many of her future pageant and community service events have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Riley Goodfellow, Co Editor-In-Chief

After being approached on social media for her philanthropy work and dance experience, junior Hailey Flowers began competing in pageants. Since then she has won several titles including Miss Culver City’s Outstanding Teen 2020, Miss Jr. Teen Nevada US 2019, Miss West Coast Pre Teen 2018 and 2019, among many others. 

Competing consists of showing judges many talents and passions that make you stand out from others. Although Flowers loves everything about pageants, the community she has built is what stands out to her the most. 

“My favorite part is the incredible friendships and sisterhood that come along with pageantry. I have met some of the most inspiring women and made some of my best friends,” said Flowers. 

These competitions take a lot of work and dedication. “For me, the hardest part of the competition is making sure I tell the judges everything I want them to know during the ten-minute interview. With such a short time limit, it is sometimes difficult to squeeze in every point I want to make,” said Flowers. 

To stay motivated, Flowers works towards achieving the best version of herself and following God’s plan for her. She also loves the leadership position she is given and how she is able to help others. 

Flowers favorite volunteer opportunity is with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation at their annual rodeo round up. This carnival aims to give a day of fun to children with cancer, family members, and those who have lost a loved one due to cancer. 

The first year I volunteered I was in charge of pinning sheriff badges on the children with cancer, and seeing the happiness and joy on the kid’s faces as I pinned on their badge was something I will never forget. The strength and bravery of these young warriors is such an inspiration”

— Flowers

“The first year I volunteered I was in charge of pinning sheriff badges on the children with cancer, and seeing the happiness and joy on the kid’s faces as I pinned on their badge was something I will never forget. The strength and bravery of these young warriors is such an inspiration,” said Flowers. 

She has volunteered there for the past four years. Recently, events for titleholders have been impacted by COVID-19. “Many volunteer events and appearances have been canceled or postponed due to this virus. Also, the next level of competition, Miss California’s Outstanding Teen competition has been postponed because of the pandemic,” said Flowers. 

Nonetheless, she has been volunteering at the Norman P Murray Senior Center and Florence Sylvester Memorial Center where she delivers Meals On Wheels to senior citizens in her community. 

“Because of COVID-19 and the threat it poses to elderly people, many of these senior citizens would not be able to get a meal if it were not for the Meals On Wheels volunteers,” said Flowers. 

As she continues to volunteer, Flowers is still positively impacting those around her and has a bright future ahead.