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International Pageant

July 29th and 31st


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Washington International®

Maddy McNelis

People's Choice Award

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
I really love spring! A sense of hope, joy and renewed life fill the air, along with beautiful flowers and vibrant colors. The sound of lawn mowers in the distance and the smell of freshly cut grass inspire me to be outside as much as possible. Picnics, friends and family

What according to you is a true friend?
I keep a journal with a list of the things that I would like to see and accomplish in my lifetime. Since I am young, I imagine the list could get quite long. When I have goals, I find that writing them down is the first step to achieving them.

How do you handle criticism?
Have you ever heard of Galloping Gertie? Gig Harbor is just beyond where she once stood, on an inlet of Puget Sound. Originally founded as a fishing community, it is a beautiful place to live. We are surrounded with green trees, blue water and a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier.

When was the last time you tried something new?
I am extremely organized when it comes to time management, schoolwork and saving for that something special. However, when I need to look for something in my room, I have to practically mount an expedition to find it. My mom calls them treasure hunts. Maybe I am too organized.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
Around the World in 80 Days  It would be hard to pick one place. Every culture and country in the world provides amazing things to see and do. Of the places I have not been; Paris, Egypt, Rome.they are all in my journal, and on my list.