I have proudly lived in Exeter my entire life. From a young age, I fell in love with our town’s character and dynamic. I have always loved living in a town where, everyone is family, and you always have people to reach out to when seeking advice. A popular proverb reads; “home is where the heart is”, but personally I believe that Exeter is where the heart is.
Aside from my love for our little town, I have many other passions and talents. One of these, is floral design. I found my love for floral design my freshman year, when I started helping with floral orders at the Ag Farm. I fell in love with it, and decided I wanted to create my own floral design business. I began advertising on Facebook and after just a few days, I received my first floral order, thus the dawn of “Simone’s Floral Designs”, which I still run and take orders for today. In the future, I plan to attend COS to earn my Floral Technology certificate.
In addition to my passion for floral, I also have a passion for FFA. I feel that the FFA organization has a similar dynamic to Exeter, as FFA members are one big family.
Believe it or not, I love school! From a young age, I have always loved going to school. During my high school years, I have maintained the highest GPA of my lifetime, and have even been awarded Academic Excellence for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. I have also been awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award in Vocational Education for my extreme dedication to the Exeter Ag Department, presented before the school board by one of my advisors.
One of my final passions, is water polo. I began playing water polo the summer of my 8th grade year. I had never heard of it before, and decided I would give it a try. I had never swum competitively before, and my swimming technique was far from stellar. After my first practice, I felt so embarrassed by my lack of skill, that I considered quitting. Luckily, I was not raised to be a quitter, and I kept going to my practices, getting better every day. I am so glad that I did. I had never fallen in love with a sport like I had fallen in love with water polo. I played water polo for three years, and even had a severe knee injury, forcing me to sit out most of my sophomore season. Fortunately, my knee healed, and I was able to play my final season during my junior year, and my team even won 2nd place at the Golden West Jr. Varsity Girls Water Polo Tournament.
I am so honored for the once in a lifetime opportunity to run for Miss Exeter, and represent my amazing community. I am extremely grateful for all the support that Exeter has provided me with, and I am more than ready to return the favor.
2019 Miss Exeter Candidates