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Meet merriebeth cox, Miss Indiana

Name: MerrieBeth Cox
Hometown: Roselle, IL
Education: Purdue University – senior – Bachelor of Science, Physical Education
Platform Issue: Overcoming Obstacles: Rise to the Challenge
Scholastic/Career Ambition: To become a Physical Educator and open my own studio teaching baton, dance, and gymnastics
Talent: Baton Twirling

Scholastic Honors: Dean’s list; National Honor Society; Spanish National Honor Society; Mid-Suburban Leadership Conference; District 54 Alumni Award; Presidential Fitness Award

Leadership Roles: Purdue University’s 27th Golden Girl; Miss Purdue University 2011; Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen 2007; Mid-Suburban League Leadership Conference Instructor; Good Will Ambassador to Lima, Peru; Physical Education Leaders Program; Silver Knights Baton Twirling Corps Leader; Cougar Advisory Program; Character Education Instructor; Speaker at D.A.R.E Graduations; Pop Warner Speaker; PETE’s PALS

Accomplishments: Silver and Bronze Medalist – World Baton Twirling Competition, Switzerland 2012; Three-time Miss Majorette of America, Three-time member of USA World Baton Twirling Team (2006, 2009, 2012); 2007 Recipient of Proclamation from the Mayor of Roselle, IL for accomplishments

Interesting Facts: I have attended every National Baton Twirling Competition since the age of three; Traveled to three different continents; I enjoy running in 5K events for breast cancer and ALS; Performed at the Indy 500; Participated in a taping of Dancing with the Stars; Participated in Dream Season for children with special needs