November 27th, 2010
I can’t believe it’s been a year already… my oh my how time flies. This time last year I was a “newbie” to the pageant scene and was so blessed to be crowned Miss Duncanville 2010. I have had such wonderful directors ,
Jim and Sherry you have been so nurturing, and I appreciate everything you have done for me, as do my parents. Even when crazy weather came to North Texas, you all would call in to check in on me and make sure I wasn’t blown away. Thank you for being there for me whether it was making appearances, calling me for interview, calling just to check up on me, chipotle lunches and more. I still truly appreciate you driving all the way to magnolia to visit me when I came home from the hospital. Those may seem like little things to you but they mean the world to me. I have really grown as a person from the first day I became your girl. It may have taken a year but I’ve now learned to put my ducks in a row.
My most memorable appearances as Miss duncanville were attending the VA hospitals, school appearances, Tx Children’s hospital visit and Special Olympics events. Knowing that I made a difference is the best feeling in the world.
To my parents and sister, I cannot thank you enough for your continuous support in all that I strive to do in my life. As you all know, I have many goals in life and am always trying new things. I could not have achieved so much in my 21 years without the three of you. I love you to the moon and back.
Allison, Ashley, and Kafarra, I have had a wonderful year getting to know all of you. I wish the best for you in your future. Blessings to all of you.
To my Lonestar Princess’, I am so blessed to have gotten the opportunity to get to know you. You are all so beautiful inside and out. You will always hold a special place in my heart.
Also, to my roomie, Lauren, thank you for your continuous support and being one of my biggest cheerleaders. Thanks roomie.
Thank you to Earl and the rest of the Hilton Garden Inn family, for always having a place for me to stay if needed when in the area.
To all my sponsors, whether it was wardrobe, jewelry, hair, fitness, donations and much much more, thank you for everything. I truly appreciate your generosity that you given me throughout the year. May God continue to bless you all.
I would like to thank someone very special to me who got me involved in pageantry. Without her I would not be wearing this crown today. Coach, mentor, and friend, I have learned so much from her.
In the week of Miss Texas I made so many lifelong friends, and will cherish the memories forever. So excited to share UTA Mav pride with Keene and Cristie.
Kristen Blair, you were my first Miss Texas as I entered the system and would like to thank you for being such an inspirational role model and friend.
Congratulations to Ashley and Madison, you have already made Texas so proud and I know you will continue to keep it that way.
I apologize if I missed anyone, so if you have been on the journey with me the past year as Miss Duncanville, I truly appreciate all that you have done. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
I am, Ashley Simien, Miss Duncanville 2010.