Miss Ethiopia USA 2016 Queen
BRAVE QUEEN WHO WILL BE MISSED AS
Miss Ethiopia USA 2016 FOR SOME TIME so LONG
Hailyn Kennard was born in a small town just north of Ethiopia's Capitol. When she was 7 years old, Hailyn, her sister, and 4 other Ethiopian children where adopted to a family in Heber City, Utah. Her adoptive parents, started a non-profit organization which allowed her to periodically travel back to Ethiopia. Through this organization, she developed a deep love for service and humanitarian work. As Hailyn became an adult she was able to return to Ethiopia and start her own humanitarian organization,
giving back to her homeland. As part of her journey Hailyn has recognized the importance of identity and culture, retracing her own roots and connecting with those things that have shaped her and her life. When a a child is adopted at age 7, a lot of who they are gets lost. Adapting to American culture while still holding onto her Ethiopian heritage was almost impossible, as you are taught a new language, new home, and a new family. Starting futprints has been all about connection. Not only has this organization helped her connect to her home, past, and family, it has allowed her to connect to those in need. Futprints' goal has been to help underprivileged and abused children connect to opportunities such as education and basic necessities. Throughout Hailyn's childhood she was a victim of sexual abuse, instead of letting this have a negative impact on her life, she has used her experience and story to bring awareness and connect to those who find themselves in difficult circumstances. Hailyn is a cosmetologist, model, TV personality, and was recently crowned Miss Ethiopia USA in hopes to bring awareness to her cause.
Her ultimate goal with Futprints is to inspire children to have hope and strength, even in the most difficult situations. She accomplished vso money things through out the year as Miss Ethiopia USA 2016 queen. She will be missed