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LFL Elementary students welcome Miss Wyoming

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 25th, 2012

Photo/ Allen Thayer - Students at Lingle-Fort Laramie Elementary School had plenty of questions to ask Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden during her visit Monday afternoon.

LINGLE – Elementary students at Lingle-Fort Laramie got to meet Miss Wyoming on Monday afternoon.

Both Lexie Madden and the students equally enjoyed the visit in the elementary gymnasium.

“I love it,” Madden said. “I’m here to promote a message. I get so much in return. I love working with children.”

Madden’s message perfectly meshed with her “Forever Fit” platform.

She told the students about the benefits she derived basketball and volleyball in school.

“It made me feel better about myself,” Madden said. “So it’s also good for your mind.

“A lot of you guys have PE classes right?” she asked.

Many hands shot up in the affirmative.

“Exercise is good for you,” Madden said. “You have to be sure to do that for the rest of your life. And just really make that a lifestyle.”

In addition to staying physically active and eating healthy, Madden said they should also ask their classmates and families to do the same.

Madden also spoke about her experience at the Miss Wyoming pageant and what’s ahead for her at the Miss America 2013 pageant in Las Vegas in January.

“Miss America is a job,” she said. “They’re asking my why I want to be Miss America.”

Madden’s platform is Raising Awareness of the Importance of Physical Activity in Youth. She visited the Southeast schools in Yoder on Monday morning and visited the Torrington elementary schools two weeks ago.

Speaking of the upcoming pageant, Madden said all of the entrants will have a talent to perform and that her’s will be playing the piano.

“And we’ll be on a really big stage with a lot of lights,” she said. “I’m going to try and win for Wyoming – pretty cool right?”

The students agreed that it is indeed a big deal.

After all of the Lingle students exercised in the gym by running from one end to the other and doing jumping jacks, they were dismissed back to their classrooms.

Madden then visited each of the classrooms individually before departing.

She’s traveling throughout the state to promote awareness for her platform. She is also an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network.

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