Monday, April 28, 2008

Not your Typical Beauty Pageant

This week's ASY Live interview will be with Sgt. Jill Stevens, a National Guard Combat Medic and Miss America Contestant. Now that’s not something you often hear in one sentence!

We are pleased that she has agreed to spend a little time with us to talk about what her experience as a National Guard Member means to her. A very talented woman, she has a list of many usual accomplishments…and here’s the kicker, she’s only 24!

To name a few:

---Stevens is a 6 year US Military as a Combat Medic in the Utah National Guard

---Won Miss Utah 2007, which took her to the national competition in the Miss America Pageant, January 2008, ending as a finalist and winning “America’s Choice” for Miss America.

---She was the first female finisher of the inaugural Afghanistan Marathon, making a total of 13 marathons she has completed together with earning the highest Fitness award during Army Basic Training.

---Graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Nursing program at Southern Utah University on a four-year leadership scholarship.

---Placed 3rd in the Cinco De Mayo Sailboat Regatta in Mexico

---Jill was chosen one of four women for the “Women of Strength” featured in Muscle and Fitness Hers Magazine September/October 2007 issue.

Tune in Thursday at 2PM to listen to the interview live on ASY Live.