Who out there dreamed of being a princess when they were little? Or maybe you still do, no judgement!
While Jill Sharp is not a princess, she does indeed have a crown and that is pretty darn close!
Jill is a junior majoring in accounting and minoring in dance. Jill’s favorite place in Missoula is the Clark Fork River and her favorite quote is, “Never let your fear decide your fate.” She was crowned Ms. Montana Collegian on January 26 in South Dakota this past year.
For you princess wannabes out there, you’re probably wondering what exactly a Ms. Montana Collegian does. Well, Jill certainly does more than wave and wear a sparkly crown! She makes appearances at community events and is an advocate for anti bullying. Some benefits of being involved with the Ms. Montana collegian program are networking with other young women and learning better interviewing skills.
Currently, Jill is working on implementing legislation against cyber bullying in Montana. Jill says, “As the last state in the nation to pass any form of legislation with regard to anti-bullying ideals, I believe that it is especially important to raise awareness about the issue and its consequences. I hope to persuade those around me to live with integrity and promote a healthy environment both within our school systems as well as social media outlets.”
In addition to great networking opportunities, Jill gets to go to nationals in New Orleans this July where she will be representing Montana at the national Miss Collegiate America 2013 organization. The three phases of competition include Interview, Evening Gown, and Fashion Runway. The organization is sponsored by Disney World where the ladies will make several appearances during their week of attendance. How fun does that sound?!
Ms. Sharp encourages all women to think about getting involved with the Ms. Montana Collegian program and is ready to answer any questions about how to get involved. Thanks Jill for being awesome and representing Alpha Phi and sorority women so greatly! You go girl!