Hello! My name is Machara and I am Miss Teenage Nova Scotia 2020! I’m so excited to begin this journey with you all, and I’m especially proud to be doing it representing my province and community!

I am a Highland Dancer and I’ve been dancing since I was two years old.My dance family is very close and we spend a lot of time together, they’re some of my best friends and biggest supporters, alongside my family. My family; my mom, dad and two sisters have moved around a few times, since my dad is in the military. Although I’ve lived in a few different places, Nova Scotia has always been home to me!

I really love the arts. I try to take any opportunity to dance and besides highland, I dance on my school’s dance team. We mainly do hip hop and contemporary, we’re all learning together which makes it even more fun. theatre and directing are another portion of the arts that I take part in.  directed my school’s play last year and I was supposed to co direct my school’s dinner theatre this year. Our drama club is small so we have to create our own plays, we work really hard to make our performances the best we can and we have the best time doing it. As someone who loves theatre I listen to a lot of musicals, Hamilton, Tuck Everlasting, Newsies and Beetlejuice are some of my favourites, although there are many, many more. Musicals have always been an interest of mine. Hairspray, Mamma Mia the Anne of Green Gables and the Anne and Gilbert musical really got me into theatre.

Speaking of Anne of Green Gables, reading is another one of my favourite things to do, Anne of Green Gables is one of my all time favourite books, I’ve been obsessed with the whole series since I was a little kid, I loved watching the movies, which lead to the TV show Anne With An E. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and The Raven Cycle are some more of my favourites. There’s something about the idea of magic and the paranormal that really gets me, which is also why I love fantasy and action movies and TV shows like Marvel and Once Upon a Time.

I definitely have a great fondness for my community, Eastern Passage is a tight community, for a small town there’s a lot going on. I love taking part in community and school events, since my high school opened last year, there’s tons of opportunities to get involved. I’m part of my school’s student council, GSA and WE act group. We jump at any chance we’re given to give back to our community. Eastern Passage is a place where if you need help there’s always someone willing to help. Places like the Lions Club who have supported me personally and given me so many opportunities to do my best, whether it be speech competitions, dance fundraising or sponsoring me in not only my community pageant but in Miss Teenage Canada as well. In conclusion, even though I’ve only lived here a few years I feel like I’ve been here my whole life, the people here are incredible and it’s really one of my favorite places on earth, which is why I’m so proud to be representing them this summer.

That’s all for now! Spread love and kindness!

Written by: Machara

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