Students not only got to wear their Halloween costumes to school for Red Ribbon Week, but had the opportunity to greet 2014 Miss Texas- Monique Evans.
This is the eighth year Miss Texas has come to Argyle Independent School District. Argyle Intermediate School counselor Ron Veit coordinates each Miss Texas visit.
“Each year she wraps up Red Ribbon Week by talking to our students,” Veit said. “This year, she talked to both our intermediate school and middle school students.”
Veit says having the opportunity to speak at the end of Red Ribbon Week allows students to listen to someone with a strong rapport whose message is related to what has been discussed throughout the week.
Representing the Miss Texas Scholarship Foundation, Evans makes about 300-400 appearances throughout the year at various school districts.
“One of my favorite things to do in this position is getting to talk to the kids,” Evans said. “It’s all about seeing their little faces light up when you talk to them, share your stories and try to encourage them to be better individuals.”
Each Miss Texas has a platform which she advocates for. This year, Evan’s message is, “”Remember Your Heart: One Beat at a Time.”
Not only did Evan’s discuss the importance of taking care of one’s heart at an early age, but she also discussed taking care of one’s heart emotionally as well.
She encouraged students to balance their lives with healthy habits and relationships with others. She also shared her own personal experiences as to why they should never give up on their own dreams.
“I enjoy promoting healthy activities,” Evans said. “This also includes eating well and not doing drugs.”
To learn more about Argyle ISD, visit http://argyleisd.com.
Brianna Vela is a public relations intern with the Argyle Independent School District.