Name: Monika Korbusieksi
Title: Miss Wolcott’s Outstanding Teen
School: Wolcott High School
Talent: Classical Piano
What was your first thought when you were crowned Miss Wolcott’s Outstanding Teen?
I was very overwhelmed when I got crowned, but in a good way. I remember thinking that I was so proud of myself when I won and that all of my hard work had paid off. I was really excited to see my parents and give them a big hug and to see how proud they were of me.
What do you hope to accomplish as Miss Wolcott’s Outstanding Teen?
I want to have an experience of a lifetime. I want to take advantage of all the opportunities that come with being a titleholder. I also want to promote my platform “Embracing the Difference – Special Education Awareness”. I hope to make a difference in the lives of special needs children promoting acceptance and compassion. I really want to make myself, my family and friends, and the town of Wolcott proud.
To you, why is Miss America still relevant?
The Miss America Pageant/Organization is so Iconic. It is very relevant especially now with the woman’s rights movement. The organization helps empower and promote woman.
What has been your favorite appearance thus far as Miss Wolcott’s Outstanding Teen?
All of my appearances have been so amazing thus far. It is very hard to choose just one to be my favorite, however, if I had to pick it would be handing out the awards to the Special Olympics Bowling team. To see the bowlers faces whether they won or lost was something that I will never forget. It was such an amazing experience and got me volunteering with the Special Olympics Program every week.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is “Be the change you want to see in the world” ~Mahatma Gandhi
I can turn my tongue 180 degrees.
Who would you like to thank for helping you get to this point?
I would definitely not be here without many people. I would like to thank my friends for always supporting me and Michelle for getting me ready for the Miss Connecticut Pageant. Thank you to my princesses for being my sidekicks through this once in a lifetime journey. Also my sister for always helping me with whatever I need. From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank my parents. Not only have they supported me when I competed for my title, they support all of my hopes and dreams and they are always there to catch me if I fall. They give me all of the tools I need to succeed and I cannot thank them enough for everything they do for me.