Miss Texarkana Amber Stone visiting Murfreesboro students.
A Murfreesboro High School graduate and current Miss Texarkana, Amber Stone, visited students at her alma mater last week to promote National Children’s Dental Health Month and further her platform of “Changing Lives One Smile at a Time.”
Stone was crowned Miss Texarkana in January. She is a junior at the University of Arkansas where she studies biology with plans to attend dental school. She is scheduled to compete in the 2014 Miss Arkansas Pageant June 15-21 in Hot Springs.
“Good dental health habits have to start an early age and scheduling regular visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums,” Stone said. “Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, five times more common than asthma.
“Through my platform, “Changing Lives One Smile at a Time,” I am able to teach kinds simple preventative measures, such as brushing twice daily and how it can significantly help decrease the risk of tooth decay,” she added.
While in Murfreesboro Elementary School, Stone presented a talk to a class of second-graders but she also visited with sixth-grade students to introduce Cassidy Terrell, also a sixth-grader, as her pageant “princess.” Terrell will accompany Stone at her various public appearances and will also be on hand when Stone vies for the Miss Arkansas title.
Stone is the daughter of Cynthia and Troy Stone of Murfreesboro. Terrell is the daughter of Christy and John Terrell of Murfreesboro.