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Brazil girl wins Miss Indiana American Coed Sweetheart

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Brylee Denise Wallace, daughter of Brad and Monica Wallace, Brazil, won the title of Miss Indiana American Coed Sweetheart 2012 at the Indiana State Pageant in August. Brylee will advance to the national compentition in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla. in November.
Brylee Denise Wallace, 8, daughter of Brad and Monica Wallace, Brazil, recently won the title of Miss Indiana American Coed Sweetheart 2012.

Brylee participated in the state pageant, which took place in Indianapolis in August.

She will now move on to nationals, which will take place at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., in November during the week of Thanksgiving.

Brylee will have the chance to win cash prizes and scholarships, which will help in her future goal of attending college to become a nurse. She will compete in a talent program, volunteer program, along with striving toward winning the National Sweetheart title.

When competing for the national title, she will have to conduct herself in a "professional manner" while interviewing with the judges, as well as "showing off" her poise and confidence during the formal wear competition.

By participating in the American Coed and National American Coed pageants, young girls are taught to pay attention to their attitude, poise, personality, communication and confidence within themselves.

The pageants are not considered "glitz' pageants, and do not allow the younger girls to wear make up.

The pageants want the girls to feel comfortable with themselves without thinking they need to cover up their natural beauty.

According to her parents, Brylee has learned she is "very beautiful inside and out, which has made a considerable change in her confidence."

Brylee is learning communication skills and has gained the courage to stand up in front of a crowd and give a speech. Her parents said, "She has come a long way, and she is only going to improve as she continues to practice and participate.

"These skills will make her a better person for her community in the terms of presenting herself with confidence and being able to give back to the community that has given to her," her parents said.

Brylee volunteers at the Clay County Food Pantry, something her parents said she enjoys to do.

"She sees the importance of helping others anyway that she can and cares about the children and families within her community," they said.

For Brylee to continue on her way to nationals, she has to sell advertising spots that will be placed on her pages in the national book.

Those interested in helping with the advertising should contact her mother, Monica, at 812-208-1211.

She has an advertising goal of $1,200.

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