By Mahealani Sims-Tulba – My name is Mahealani and I am Miss Hawai’i Jr High School America 2013. I am entering 8th grade at American Renaissance Academy, and will be representing Hawai’i in Orlando, Florida this July. We are a month away from the National Pageant and we are all very excited.
I completed my 7th grade year at ARA on the Honor Roll and Dean’s List with a 3.95 GPA. I have been working with such great organizations as The Children’s Miracle Network, Make A Wish Foundation, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Pinwheels for Prevention and the Teddy Bear Drive just to name a few. I have also continued my work with the homeless shelter and Hawaii Literacy Foundation.
Recently, I have just finished writing and illustrating my first children’s book called “It’s Okay to Be Different” which is being published by Watermark Publishing and soon to be released! I am also continuing to bring awareness to the bullying problem with my pageant’s platform, The Crown C.A.R.E.S, and even had the honor of meeting with Governor Neil Abercrombie and sharing with him the importance of bringing awareness to Hawai’i’s youth regarding the bullying problem.
I was also so very honored to have been asked to sing Hawai’i Pono’i on the steps of Iolani Palace and at the Friends for the Natatorium 25th year celebration and to be a part of the King Kamehameha Day Parade.
On June 13, 2013 I was presented with the Gold Level President’s Volunteer Service Award by Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui and was also given an award of recognition by the Senate by Senator Donovan Dela Cruz.
On June 14, 2013 I was also given an award of recognition by Mayor Kirk Caldwell for going to different schools and libraries and other locations bringing awareness to the pageant’s platform “The Crown C.A.R.E.S.”
I am so humbled by the support I have been receiving from all over Hawai’i and the mainland and I am so excited be representing Hawai’i in Orlando, Florida this July. Please use the Donation Button to the right to make your donation today and help me make this dream a reality.
I would love to honor Hawai’i by becoming the next Miss Jr High School America and share my message with the nation. I am always so grateful and appreciative of all the continued support from sponsors or donations to help me to achieve this dream.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for supporting me on this journey. I promise to do my very best to represent Hawai’i!
Mahealani Sims-Tulba is Miss Hawaii JR High School America 2013