By Tiffani Riley
- Lost her hearing at 18 months.
- Learned about Helen Keller.
- Attended the Central Institute for the Deaf and Blind in St. Louis, Missouri
- Learned two grade levels per year
- Returned to Alabama to graduate from public high school.
- Attended School of Fine Arts for a year and graduated from Berry High School in 1991.
- Gained a passion for ballet.
Used a hearing aid.
List of Achievements
- Won the Miss Jackosnville State University
-Miss America in 1995
- She wrote multiple books; most popular was Let God Surprise You: Trust God with Your Dreams
Became a board member for the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education, from 1995-2002