When Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995, she became the first woman with a disability to receive the honor. On April 3, she will share her story in Iles P.E. Center at Southern Adventist University
During her year of service as Miss America, Ms. Whitestone delivered her message, “Anything is Possible.” She sought to inspire individuals to achieve their goals through the S.T.A.R.S. program (Success Through Action and Realization of your dreamS), a five-point approach for personal empowerment. As Miss America 1995, Ms. Whitestone traveled an average of 20,000 miles each month and spoke in a different city every other day.
Ms. Whitestone now uses S.T.A.R.S. as the platform for her motivational speaking, in which she tries to help people realize that they can overcome obstacles and fulfill their dreams. She has spoken to business corporations, nonprofit organizations, churches, and government agencies, including the FBI and CIA.
Ms. Whitestone is also a published writer, having authored four books thus far: "Listening With My Heart," "Believing The Promise," "Let God Surprise You," and "Heavenly Crowns."
The 11 a.m. presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 423 236-2814.