Hi, my name is Hayleigh McGrath and I am from Branch, St .Mary’s Bay Newfoundland and Labrador.  I am 15 years old, and a grade ten honours student at Fatima Academy with an overall average of 86%. My school ranges from kindergarten to grade twelve, with a total of 87 students.  I am currently vice president of our school council, a member of our schools dance group,Fatima Academy Accordion Group and an avid volunteer.
One of my favorite things to do is entertain. Since I was baby my family knew I would be a singer. As my mother would rock me to sleep I would hum very loudly until I would finally doze off. My Grams would say ” that girl will be a star!”  When I was nine years old I started singing in public events ;but only after a few concerts I had an incident. I was ready to perform at one of our local concerts, and when the curtains opened there was technical difficulties with my music. I waited on stage for what seemed like an eternity, all eyes were on me. Finally when my music started I was too nervous to sing, in my rush to exit the stage I knocked over the microphone and fell off the stage. This experience made me shake upon the mere mention of singing again, but with the encouragement of my family and friends I was back on stage in no time!
My first post in the Miss Teen Canada Blog network is sponsored by Toronto roof installation and repair company known for their high quality work and guarantees.

I couldn’t be more proud representing a rural fishing community, with only 247 residents.  We may not have  the benefits of cell phone service or high speed internet, but what we lack in modern technology we make up for in our kinship.  Branch is a special community like no other, we have a connection with our Irish heritage that is evident in our daily lives.
Every day there are numerous opportunities to partake in.  My Community Life and my involvement have shaped my personality greatly.  I enjoy every minute of it, from serving meals at the community kitchen, to leading a meeting of our youth advisory or singing an old song for a senior.  These experiences have shaped me into who I am and I am thrilled to get to share my experiences with you all.

Boats in the harbour.

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28 Responses to Hello from Hayleigh McGrath, Miss Teen Southern Avalon – World 2012

  1. Rob Campbell says:

    Welcome Hayleigh Your post needs pics and categories and keyword tags but it does have something rare and precious – anecdotal writing and proper tone. I love this, …I waited on stage for what seemed like an eternity, all eyes were on me. Finally when my music started I was too nervous to sing, in my rush to exit the stage I knocked over the microphone and fell off the stage. This experience made me shake upon the mere mention of singing again… now that’s what I’m talking about. Real moments of joy and pain. Priceless.

  2. Mallary McGrath says:

    All the best, Hayleigh! I love your description of Branch!

  3. Breanna Careen says:

    So proud to have Hayleigh represent at the Miss Teen Canada World Pageant! There couldn’t be anyone better 🙂

  4. Jonah McGrath says:

    Good Luck to the best sister!

  5. Jon Bishop says:

    Good Luck Hayleigh! I always go fishing on Branch River it is a beautiful place and such a beautiful young girl representing our province. I loved your first blog!

  6. Maggie Careen says:

    So proud to have you as my best friend! You will do AMAZING at the Pageant and you will do a great job of representing NL, and Branch! Luv you girlie! <3

  7. Victoria Nash says:

    Good Luck to Hayleigh on your journey for the crown. You are the best person to represent us and have fun !! 🙂

  8. Amanda Corcoran says:

    Best of luck Hayleigh, I’m sure you’ll do wonderful at the pageant!!

  9. Andy Scheid says:

    Hi Hayleigh! That’s a great blog, and I hope you have an awesome competition representing Branch and the Southern Avalon. Best of luck!!!

  10. Kelly Power says:

    Hayleigh a great Blog and a wonderful description of Branch. Wishing you all the best in the days ahead as you prepare for the Miss Teen Canada World Pageant in July. Hayleigh Good Luck to you and I know you will do excellent at the Pageant……

  11. Loretta Corcoran says:

    Hayleigh, great blog about Branch. You are right it is a beautiful community and a wonderful area to grow up in. I hope you do well at the pageant. Best of luck to you.

    Loretta (Letsy) Corcoran

  12. Audrey Didham says:

    Great job on the Blog Hayleigh!!!

  13. Pop Mike says:

    Way to Go Hayleigh!

  14. Sharon English says:

    Great Blog Hayleigh about Branch! Your pride in your community certainly shows!…. Good Luck !

  15. Gale Costello says:

    Love your Blog Hayleigh, and the pictures! Good luck to you, and Brianna and I are very excited to go to Toronto and support you. See you in July Hun!

  16. Jeff Didham says:

    Way to go Hayleigh! All the very best … With LOVE from Winnipeg!

  17. Aunt Betty & Uncle Billy says:

    Hi Hayleigh,
    We’re all routing for you in the States!!!
    We wish you all the best in the contest but more importantly success in all your endeavors and good works.
    Lots of love,
    Aunt betty

  18. Mario says:

    I hope you will win Hayleigh. Good luck today.

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