Alayna Turner is a 8th grader at Mansfield Middle School. In 7th grade Alayna decided she would like Miss Arkansas to come speak at the school.
She found out how much money it cost and decided to do a fundraiser. Alayna and her friend Madelen Jones who is also a 8th graded deciding to do a pizza raffle with the help of one of there teachers, Mrs. Bryan.
They worked very hard on their fundraiser and raised plenty of money. The next step was to talk to the Mansfield Middle School Principal, Mr. Fisher. It took quite a while to figure out a date.
It took more than one try but, they figured it out. So Alayna filled out the paper work and mailed it to the Miss Arkansas Organization. In about two to three days they responded!
She talked to one of Miss Arkansas’s associates and got it all set up.
On March 1st at 8:40 AM Alayna was called out to greet Miss Arkansas, Claudia Raffo. They had a great time visiting in till it was time for the presentation.
Miss Arkansas did a very good job talking to the 5th – 8th graders about goal settings and her personal goals. To get the boys into it she did a Mr. Arkansas pageant.
She took a boy from each grade and had them introduced themselves, answer a question and show off their best dance moves.
Everyone enjoyed that very much. She talked to the kids and let them come up to hug her. She really did a outstanding job and made some kids day.
Alayna and Claudia took some pictures and then said their goodbyes. It was a very successful day for Mansfield Middle School.