The road to Miss Junior Teen United States 2013
Audrianna Page was born in New Bern North Carolina in August 1997 while her Dad was stationed at Cherry Point Marine Base during his 20 year career serving our country. Audrianna later moved to California where her family found out at the age of four Audrianna had a hearing disability that made it impossible for her to understand speech. She endured six surgeries over a two year time span and four years of intensive speech therapy. The speech delay caused her to be behind in her education as well and quickly found herself falling greatly behind the other students. At the urging of her older brother her family made the decision to home school her during her fourth grade year. When she started homeschooling she was working on a first grade academic level. Her father took it upon himself to work non-stop with her and after three years Audrianna was testing at a high school level. Her hard work and speech therapy paid off and she returned to public school in the eighth grade only to find the social pressures overwhelming. Most of the student body had known each other and formed their own cliques and friendships. Audrianna found she was an outsider and was often the target of bullying and social pressures that she had been sheltered from in the home schooling environment. She quickly became overwhelmed and made the very painful decision to return to home school. After six months of reflection on how much this impacted her life Audrianna decided to face her fears and return to public school but she wanted to do it her way. In February she was overwhelmed but the news of a sixth student in Oklahoma took their own life, this was the final straw. She decided not to continue the cycle but become the change she wanted to see in others. She started a campaign of one, where she would write positive notes to other students and randomly put them in lockers. It gave her control over what was going on and became an outlet for inspiring the change she desperately wanted to see in others. The campaign is called Positive Notes, to read more and see some of the notes please check out the Positive Notes tab on her webpage.
Audrianna has been active in her community from the moment she moved here. She has raised money with her best friend Jordyn for the FREE TO LIVE no kill animal shelter since the age of eight.
Audrianna is also a very proud third generation Czech American. She has volunteered since the age of six making the traditional czech pastries "Koloches" with the Yukon Czech socitey for the annual Yukon Czech festival that takes place the first weekend in October. She proudly wears her Czech Kroj (tradtional czech costume) that she and her Mother made over a five year time span. To czech out pictures or find out more about the two Czech festivals in Oklahoma please go to the Czech tab on her website.
Audrianna became involved with pageants after a family friend strongly encouraged her to participate in the Miss Junior Teen United States pageant. WOW has it changed her life, with all the appearances, photo shoots, and personal life Audrianna is so excited to be an ambassador to her community and seeks to use every opportunity to serve and represent this great system.