Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen Southeast International®

Ashlyn Cullifer - Top 15

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
1. I have a very close family, and we are all very involved in each others lives. One special person that completes my family is my three year old brother, Braxton. Watching him grow and being able to teach him new things about life is an unmeasurable blessing. Even though we are very distant in age, we always seem to meet in the middle and share a very unique relationship.

What according to you is a true friend?
2. I recently wrote and delivered a thesis to my peers that required a minimum amount of two thousand and five hundred words with a ten minute speech. I prepared this paper my entire junior year, and it was solely based on The Motivation to Volunteer. Through this paper I was able to share and defend my belief that all volunteering stems from the heart.

How do you handle criticism?
3. Something a lot of people do not know about me is that I play softball for six years. This not only taught me how to lead others, but it also taught me how to encourage others. My love for the game is what connects me to my platform, The Miracle League Program.

When was the last time you tried something new?
4. I have been actively working with The Miracle League Program for over two years, and through these experiences each child with special needs that I have encountered have each taught me valuable life lessons. Their patience and positivity is contagious, and no matter what obstacle they face giving up is never an option.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
5. I have always been the type of person that is constantly creating a better version of myself, while also seeking out different ways to impact others. Through reading Sarah Dessen books, I have been able to relate to different scenarios that characters in her books overcome and learn the powerful meaning of always staying true to myself.