There She Is...
Miss Author. Miss Advocate. Miss Business Owner. Miss Graduate Student. Miss Nonprofit CEO.
And yes, she is beautiful.
Beautiful in the way that she is smart, principled, and passionate.
Stunning in how she leads, commands a room, and makes and impact.
Striking in her genuineness, as a difference maker, and a course changer.
She is both passionate and purposeful.
She serves. She learns. She advocates.
There She is.
No wonder she wears a crown. She rules.
Miss Johnson County 2023
Madi Franquiz was crowned Miss Lovejoy in February 2023.
"I am honored to represent my hometown this year, as I compete for the title of Miss Texas this summer. I advocate for my platform, Authoring Life: A Literacy Initiative. Today, only four out of ten Texas students can read on grade level by third grade. It's inexcusable, but it's changeable. Through book drives, summer reading programs, literacy advocacy, school programs, workshops, and my international nonprofit, I am on a mission to ensure that every Texas child, regardless of zip code, has the opportunity to acquire the literacy skills and books they need to become who they were created to be."
My Platform | Authoring Life: Write the Story You Want to Read
"I know the power of a story..."
Literacy is foundational to lifelong learning and education. People who cannot read or write experience difficulties with simple everyday tasks such as reading the label of a medicine bottle, filling in a job application, or understanding a traffic sign. When we help a child acquire literacy skills, we are empowering them to access better opportunities in life, to break the cycle of poverty, and to to write the story they want to read.
Research confirms that a child's early brain development shapes the adults they eventually become, the success that they will achieve, and the contributions they make to the economy and society.
Authoring Life focuses on early literacy intervention so that every child, regardless of zip code, has the opportunity to write the story they want to read. Our work includes summer reading programs, scholarship and educational opportunities, writers workshops, book distributions, and other literacy resources.
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Traveled more than 35,000 miles within the last 6 months for literacy advocacy and paid public speaking engagement
Authored a new children's series to be published by Ethicool Books
Keynoted at the World Literacy Summit in Oxford, England