Change can be beautiful

Over the weekend, JMU student Rebecca Gogue took home the title of Miss Virginia Association of Fairs. The pre-pharmacy major is using her opportunity to teach parents about the dangers of  teenagers tampering with prescription drugs. “I want to let parents know that street drugs are not the problem anymore and they should keep track of drugs in their medicine cabinets,” she told the Daily News Record. Gogue who plans to attend pharmacy school will use  her platform this year to inform local schools and parents. In the process, she’ll be changing lives.  Rebecca’s win reminds me of another JMU pageant winner, Brittany Williams (’05), Miss United States 2008.  Like Rebecca, Brittany has parlayed her platform into helping others. Brittany works with  young girls who struggle with body image and self-esteem. You can read more about Brittany at JMU’s Be the Change Website or on her site:


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This blog is about the people of James Madison University — a caring, committed and engaged community spread all over the world, making lives better and brighter, healthier and safer, kinder and bolder. As Gandhi suggested, we are taking steps to BE the CHANGE we wish to see in the world. And these are our stories....

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