Name: Abby Faulk

Title: Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen

Hometown: West Richland, Washington

Education: Richland High School

Platform Issue: Raising Awareness for Teen Depression

Scholastic/Career Ambitions: To obtain a Master’s Degree in Family Therapy

To become a family therapist

Talent: Vocalist

Scholastic Honors:  Honor Roll- 6th grade- present

Leadership Roles:  Kid Zone Leader for K-3rd Kids at The Summit Church where I attend;  

Worship Vocal Team at The Summit Church; Sophomore Class Representative; Mentor for young dancers at The Dance Class in Richland; Team Leader for Gold Rush Dance Team at Richland High School.

Accomplishments;  WMEA All State Choir finalist and WMEA  All-Northwest Choir Finalist for 4 years;  Superior Rating at Solo and Ensemble;  Member of the Richland High School Chamber Choir; Member of the Gold Rush Richland High School Dance Team starting 3rd year;  Placed 1st in the Intermediate Dance Solo Division 2015 MOVE competition;  Selected to play the role of  “Helen” in the 2015 Production of “Bye Bye Birdie” for Richland High School; Member of Dance Team that placed 2nd at 2016 USA Nationals Dance Competition Championship Finals.

Interesting Facts:  I am a mentor at The Dance Class and get to assist in teaching younger dancers.  I have been singing and dancing since I was 4 years old.  My dad is a pastor and we moved up to Washington State 6 years ago to plant a church, The Summit Church.  I have traveled a lot with my family, singing with my sisters and my mom with my dad speaking at churches all over the south.  

Marketing Plan:  I plan to organize fundraising events such as a possible 5K run/walk, concerts, or dinners.  I also plan to speak at schools in our community about my platform, “Raising Awareness of Teen Depression”.  Through the Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program, I want to encourage others to become active in their communities and stand up for what they are passionate about.  One of my ideas includes handing out bracelets at schools and events that have an encouraging logo such as “You matter- pass it on”.

Legacy:    I want to be remembered as the Miss Tri- Cities Outstanding Teen who helped other teens realize that they matter and that life is valuable.  In doing this, I want to promote and speak about my platform, “Raising Awareness of Teen Depression.”  I hope to make a difference in the lives of teens not only in the Tri- Cities, but in America.