Name: Katie Storm
School: Highline College
Major: Elementary Education
How long have you been in the Miss Auburn, Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen Program?
This is my second year with the Miss Auburn and Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen program.
Why did you choose to compete?
I chose to compete because of the scholarships. I have a goal of graduating with zero debt and this program has helped me achieve that goal!
What are you most excited about in the competition?
I am so excited to get to know the amazing girls that I get to compete with! I gained many lifelong sisters last year and am excited to gain even more!
What are you most nervous about in the competition?
I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and while I don’t let it keep me from living my life, I am a bit nervous to compete on stage in front of a lot of people!
What is your talent, and why did you choose it?
I will be performing a comedic monologue! I’ve been acting for about eight years and I love it so much! I’m excited to bring out my quirky side and be another person on stage for 90 seconds.
What is your platform?
Every Child, Every Day. Advocating Health, Safety, and Success for all Children.
Why is your platform important to you?
Growing up, I did not have the most positive childhood experience. I had a lot of medical issues, an undiagnosed anxiety disorder, and have some emotional trauma. I also did not have the best experience at school. I have come out stronger despite my obstacles and have made it my mission to help all Children have a healthy, safe, positive, and successful life!
What does representing Auburn as Miss Auburn mean to you?
If I was given the amazing opportunity as representing Auburn as Miss Auburn, I would be ecstatic! I think that Miss Auburn is someone who brings the community together, who not only advocates for the needs in her community but encourages the community of Auburn to do the same. It also means showing other cities how amazing the city of Auburn is and the amazing things we as a community have been doing.