The two contestants that receive the most votes will become the 11th and 12th semi-finalist to compete for the title of Miss Texas on July 4, 2015 (and Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen on July 3, 2015). All proceeds benefit the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant. Closing will close on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm CST. Click the link below to vote for me!!! https://www.pageantvoting.com/campaigns/miss-southlake-desarea-murray/
Miss Southlake 2015
Hometown: Arlington, TX
Education: Abilene Christian University- Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing- BSN
Platform Issue: Love Being Healthy: Prevention of Childhood Obesity
Scholastic/Career Ambition: Become the owner of a pediatric home health company/Obtain Master’s Degree
Scholastic Honors: Recipient of American Baptist Scholarship; Deans list; Recipient of Be-on-time Award; Recipient of Academic Competitiveness Grant; Wildcat Achievement Grant; Recipient of Nursing Departmental Scholarship
I am a native Texan born and raised in Arlington, TX and I come from a very close-knit family with two awesome parents and two amazing sisters! I have always dreamed of competing in the Miss America Pageant and hope to change many lives on this journey now that I am Miss Southlake. In 2014 I decided to join the Miss America Organization and pageant to run for Miss Texas. The Miss America Organization is one of the largest non-profit scholarship organizations in the nation that donates over $45M via scholarships to many young women to assist in furthering educational endeavors. I have earned my BSN/RN from Abilene Christian University in 2013 and now currently employed as a Clinical Nursing Supervisor for Epic Health Services overseeing a staff of 60+ pediatric home health nurses and 30 family cases. I change the lives of families every day providing in-home nursing to medically fragile children in my community.
I strongly believe healthy lifestyles start at a young age. With 1/3 of children and adolescence in America currently being classified as overweight and obese I want to implement healthy practices across the nation for our youth with the Miss America platform. This is the first pageant contest I have ever entered and truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to compete in the Miss America Pageant. An article about the Miss Southlake pageant can be obtained here ://www.desareamurray.com/Desarea-Murray.pdf.
After this year I will no longer be eligible to compete in the Miss America Pageant due to the age limitations. My ultimate goal is to encourage everyone to Love Being Healthy and help me prevent childhood obesity. I cannot make this change on my own, but together we can change the world!