Meet Miss Idaho 2010 - Kylie Kofoed
Kylie Kofoed is from Eagle, Idaho. Her platform is , "Strengthening the Family; Family Plus: The Boys and Girls Club of America".
- Age: 19
- Education: Brigham Young University - Sophomore, Eagle High School
- Major/Minor: Vocal Performance
- Scholastic/Career Ambitions: To be a private voice teacher, children's chorus director
- Talent: Classical Vocal - "Time to Say Goodbye"
- Scholastic Honors: Honors and Advanced Placement Classes; Brigham Young University Freshman Leadership Team; Music Scholarship Recipient
- Leadership Roles: President of Legacy Council; President of young women church youth group; Eagle High School soprano section leader; "SoundMIX" singing group president; Eagle High Choral Union student director
- Accomplishments: Toured with E11even; Recorded professional CD "e11even: songs of family, faith, love, and fun"; Water Safety Instructor; Superior ratings in state vocal solo festival for four years; Brigham Young University Women's Chorus Member; Young Womanhood Recognition Award; Soloist in national "America Sings" festival in Los Angeles; Outstanding Soloist Award at Pasco, Washington Jazz Festival
- Interesting Facts: I am the oldest of ten children and love being with my family; I have over 400 first and second cousins; I have performed in over 15 states and internationally; I love to sing and write music; I enjoy four-wheeling and being outdoors; I am crazy about card games and can get pretty competitive; I enjoy traveling; I am learning to speak Italian and look forward to traveling to Italy.
- Employment: Office Manager at Dr. Kofoed & Associates; Private Voice Teacher; Water Safety Instructor; "Spotlight Singers" Junior Director; Private Piano Teacher
How has the world you come from shaped your dreams and aspirations?
The world that I have come from is my family. I am so fortunate to be a part of a home where there has always been love and the encouragement of dreams. Since my earliest memories, music has been a defining influence in my life and has given my family countless opportunities for service. My goal is to continue to use music to lift others and bring joy into the lives of those around me.
Of all the ways you could succeed in your life, why have you chosen to succeed in the Miss America Pageant?
The Miss America Pageant has it all: Style, Success, Service and Scholarship. I love how this pageant encourages a confident, well-rounded young women. Being involved has helped strengthen the talents and qualities that I already have, as well as become more confident in areas where I have needed growth. A young women who becomes involved in the Miss America Organization will leave a better person. I have seen this change in myself and I am grateful for the shaping of both who I am today, and the woman who I am becoming.
What social issue, other than your platform, will have the greatest impact on your generation and why?
The issue of self respect is critical in my generation. Having respect for one's self impacts every decision that we make. It can determine whether we open the door to destructive addictions such as drug and alcohol abuse, or we choose to be true to our goals and what we believe in. With self respect, our lives will be a reflection of what really matters to us and we will have a sense of peace in the unique person that we are.