My name is Shelby-Lynn Prioriello, I am 16 years of age, and recently was given the title of Miss Teen King Township-World in the provincial Miss Teen Canada-World round for being one of the finalists. I’m from a small horse ranch in Nobleton, and have lived there most of my life. I am a goal oriented high school student with big plans for my future, I have a positive outlook on life and try to help my community in every way I can. I entered this pageant because I wanted to prove that a girl from a small town, on a small farm, could get out there and make a difference in her community, and quite possibly the country.
I am a head drama student at my school, and have always been interested in the arts and literature. My personal life consists of horse back riding, boating, swimming, singing (classical), writing poetry, and several different types of aerobic activities.
I don’t look at this pageant as a chance to be crowned “the prettiest”, I look at this pageant as a way to get out and try to do something amazing for the rest of the country. As one person, you may not have the power to make a big change, but that’s only when you’re alone, as soon as you get the power to bring people together, you have the ability to fix whatever you need to in this world. The platform that I’ve chosen to bring attention to is the ending of bystander apathy; the bystander effect is something that has affected us all at some point, whether in the form of high school bullying, or in the severe case of a serious murder in which no one calls for help. I believe that if someone needs help, we shouldn’t be afraid to give it.
I look very much forward to blogging with you and sharing my experiences this year whilest I get the privilege to hold my title. Talk again soon
All the best,