Heading into the 8th Grade, 2017 Mini Miss Colusa County, Alexis Avera said she is prepared for the new opportunities ahead of her.
On Wednesday, June 6, Avera passed her crown and title to Mini Miss, Allison Traynham, of Colusa.
“I wish her the best of luck, and she will have a lot of fun,” said Avera. “I had a blast.”
During her reign as Mini Miss, Avera attended dozens of events around the county and state.
“I attended many fairs, helped at pumpkin village, sang the national anthem at Veterans events,” said Avera.
Avera said the most challenging part of her title was getting to places on time, and getting ready.
“Being Mini Miss helped me gain confidence, responsibility, and public speaking,” said Avera. “I loved wearing my crown.”
Although wearing the crown was one of Avera’s favorite features, she said the attention was ‘kind-of-cool too.’
“Everywhere I went, people knew who I was,” said Avera. “Even when I didn’t know them. They all wanted a picture with me.”
Some of her favorite events included attending the Sacramento State Fair and Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings.
“I attended a lot of ribbon cuttings, and I wanted to thank Nancy Loudon. Without her I wouldn’t have known what to do at these events,” said Avera.
With the future on her mind, Avera said that she is looking forward to 8th Grade to learn new things, and to continue being active in the community.
“I have so many people that I would like to thank for helping me over the year,” said Avera. “But I want to thank Hannah for being by my side at all the events and for being the “Best Big Sister.”
Avera said she also wanted to thank her parents and grand
As Traynham begins her reign as the 2018-19 Mini Miss Colusa County, Avera gave her final words of advice, “Don’t be afraid of the new challenges, express your personality, and be involved.”.■