Ali Rogers said wining the title of Miss South Carolina meant taking a year off from her studies at Clemson. She said it’s a full-time job, which consists during the school year of traveling to schools around the state:
“My platform is ‘making a difference for children with disabilities. So I want to be in as many schools as I can throughout this school year….working with our children with special needs, one on one. And that’s something, thanks to you all, I’m gonna have funding to help get gas for me to travel around the state. Because that’s something that, as a personal platform, I hope to do myself, and volunteer in our schools. So that is the bulk of my work. Along with my personal platform, we have Children’s Miracle Network…and that’s the national platform of the Miss American Organization. And so I also work in hospitals across our state.”
Laurens Rotary President Jonathan Irick presented Ali Rogers with a check for $500 toward her efforts this year.
Ali Rogers gave examples of several children with disabilities that she has spent time with, observing as they reached personal accomplishments.
Ms. Rogers will represent South Carolina at the Miss American Pageant in Las Vegas this coming January.