Each year more than 5,000 high school senior girls vie for generous scholarships by participating in America's Junior Miss program.
Last November, Katie Lockwood, a Skyview senior, won the Alaska State Jr. Miss title at the competition held in Kenai. At their last meeting the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly unanimously passed a resolution commending Ms. Lockwood for her outstanding accomplishments and wished her well in the coming national competition to be held in Mobile, Alabama this summer.
"It was a great surprise to me, and made me feel really wonderful to be recognized for what I have accomplished and what I hope to accomplish in the future as well," said Lockwood, after receiving a copy of the Resolution from Soldotna Assemblymen Pete Sprague.
Ms. Lockwood plans to pursue a double major in political science and musical theatre, hoping to eventually have a career in criminal litigation law and eventually run for elective office and perhaps even become the America's first female President of the United States.
"Hopefully, I'll be able to continue my musical theatre background while going on to law school and becoming a corporate litigator and then after that I'll continue being a litigator while going on into politics and moving my way up until I eventually become President of the United States. I feel I would do a good job running the Country some day," said Lockwood.
Even though Katie has set some very intense goals for herself, she is not ruling out romantic options, "Someday I hope to meet that special someone and get married and have kids, but I'm going to wait until I'm well out of school and well settled on my way," added Alaska's Junior Miss for 2002, Katie Lockwood.
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