From the small town of Cuero, Texas comes fourteen year old Hazelynn Jade Hahn, this year’s title holder for Miss Heart of Texas Teen. Since she was little she loved watching pageants because of how inspired she felt by the girls on stage competing with such beauty and grace. Her hometown offered a small pageant that Hazelynn took interest in at only seven years old. During her time of representing her hometown Hazelynn earned the titles of Little Miss Cuero, first runner up, Little Miss Cuero, Young Miss Cuero, first runner up, and Junior Miss Cuero. She enjoyed her years serving as an ambassador for her community and grew a great love for where she comes from. One of Hazelynn’s favorite memories of community service was participating with residents at a local nursing home playing bingo. This activity sparked an admiration for caring for others and deep rooted Hazelynn’s heart strings for serving others with a kind soul. She created a pen pal program between the residents at the nursing home and local students to promote communication, friendly visits, and letters of love back and forth between the young and the old in her community. Hazelynn would personally spend time weekly reading residents their letters from the students and often using her own penmanship to help the residents with writing letters back to the students. During her time volunteering and helping others, Hazelynn learned early on that she wanted to one day be a doctor. While she loved spending time with the elderly community, Hazelynn knew in her heart she wanted to become a pediatrician with a focus for children with special needs. Hazelynn now has grown to enjoy staying active with cheer, volleyball, basketball, and as a sprinter in track. This 8th grader is serving her class as student counsel president and was inducted into the National Junior Honors Society for academic excellence. Hazelynn says that she has experienced such an incredible amount of personal growth! and developed many skills this past year since competing at Miss Texas Teen for the first time in November of 2019. Hazelynn truly cherishes the friendships and role models she has gained through the Miss Texas stage and would love to see more young girls choose to participates in pageants. She stands proud to say that her true crown comes from being the daughter of a King and believes all people should know their self worth and cherish their value. Hazelynn’s platform is to promote inclusion for each and every person around us. She believes that by first loving ourselves, and then loving others, we can make a positive change from where we are regardless if we are a title holder or not. Hazelynn’s support group is hardly missed at any event. She is proud of the supportive blended family she can always rely on and gives much of her love and appreciation to her mother and little brother Ruckman, as well as her dad, step mom, and baby sister Mila. Hazelynn says she is brave enough to attempt any of her goals because of how encouraging and s! upportive her entire extended family, friends, and community have always been of her. She looks forward to new opportunities and serving others during her reign as Miss Heart of Texas Teen.