Last August during Garland’s Wheat and Beet Days, Williams won the coveted crown during the two day long competition that feeds into the Miss Utah and Miss America pageants. Williams won the crown with her talent, a contemporary dance, as well as her interview, bathing suit and evening gown competitions. Williams spent the year promoting her platform, Go Red for Women, which educates the community on the importance of heart disease awareness in women.
“My grandma has heart disease,” said Williams. “It’s the number one killer in women.”
Throughout the year she visited local schools and attended a session of the state legislature and volunteered at the Heart Ball in Salt Lake City, a dinner raising heart disease awareness. She also volunteered for the American Heart Association.
Two weeks ago Williams participated in the Miss Utah pageant in Salt Lake City where young women from across the state vie for the chance to be crowned Miss Utah, with the opportunity to go on to the Miss America pageant. This year Miss Cache Valley, a friend of Williams, Karlie Major, was crowned Miss Utah.
More about Williams in this week’s edition of the Leader.