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Community Service, Lefse, & Lutefisk Await West Sound Academy Student Serving as Miss Poulsbo
West Sound Academy student Makenzie Moody, Miss Poulsbo 2013, plans to keep working to support local charities and businesses and make appearances at community celebrations - like the annual lutefisk dinner - in the second half of her reign.
Part of the preparation for the Miss Poulsbo pageant involved preparing a personal plan for service to the community - a "platform'. Moody has a long history of service to Children of the Nations, so she looked to that experience when making her decision. Since her days as a student at Carden Country School on Bainbridge Island, she's logged over 150 hours of warehouse work and food packaging to the Silverdale charity. "I wanted something that could apply to people locally and globally,' Moody says. "By choosing ‘Solving Hunger at Home and Abroad’
West Sound Academy is an International Baccalaureate World School, so Moody is expected to keep track of her hours of 'CAS' (Creativity, Action, Service) during the year. CAS is the International Baccalaureate term for committed personal time spent outside the world of academic studies. CAS can include arts activities, participation in sports or 'action' taken to participate in local or international projects, and social and community service work. Moody collects many hours of CAS with her demanding schedule as Miss Poulsbo. She makes public appearances, spends time with Children of the Nations, and works with other local charitable organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Club. Outside of these commitments, Moody dances about twelve hours a week with Galletta’
Moody's first taste of the Miss Poulsbo pageant was in 2003 when she participated as a 'Little Sister'. Moody was paired with one of the older girls competing in the pageant, and supported her throughout the program. All the Little Sisters had to state their goal; the nine-year-old Moody said she wanted to be a veterinarian. Moody's aspirations for the future have changed considerably since then. She's aiming for no less than a role on a Broadway stage. "For college, I am looking at attending a 4-year university and double majoring in business and musical theater." she says. She's headed to New York City next January to perform at the National Unified Auditions, and hopes to be accepted into colleges that offer top musical theater programs. She adds, "I am currently looking at schools all the way from California to New York and almost everywhere in between. I am leaning towards a conservatory-
After Moody passes her crown on to the next titleholder on January 11, 2014, she will focus more on her passion for musical theater. She plans to attend the 5th Avenue Theater’
Page Updated Last on: Jul 15, 2013