Miss 2018 Newsletter

Dear Southwest Family,

I am amazed that this year has gone by so fast. Looking back on all the talks, smiles, laughs and tears that have been shared. I am blessed to call you all my family.

As this year comes to an end, I am excited to crown a new Miss Southwest Michigan and pass down the adventure that awaits them. Knowing that I will always be a part of this program helps to alleviate the sadness that I feel as I close this chapter and the excitement to start on the next one.   

The goodwill tour has been so much fun, going each month to see the residents and when they remember who we are and why we are there to see them, makes me feel like I am honestly making a difference in their lives. Hearing the stories of their lives and families makes me feel as if I am a part of their journeys.

This year has also been emotional and trying for me and my family with the passing of important people in my life.  I want to say thank you to all of you that have been patient and understanding. Especially all the prayers and thoughts that have helped to get us through these tough times.

I want to wish the new Mrs., Miss, and Teen Southwest Michigan the best of luck and with the advice to let every little thing soak in and enjoy the moments big and small for they have been the best experiences that I can imagine.

Thank you,

Brianna McQuistine Gleason
Miss Southwest Michigan 2018