2018 UCAP CONFERENCE
Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community but didn’t know who to talk to or where to begin? In this session, you’ll hear from individuals just like you who have made an impact in their community. They’ll walk you through what they did, how they did it, and what the results were.
How to Make a Difference in Your Community
18-year-old Miriam Hall is the current Miss Springville/Mapleton within the Miss America Scholarship Pageant Organization. She will be representing Springville and Mapleton in the Miss Utah pageant in June 2018. Miriam’s pageant service platform is “Education on the Harms of Pornography”. In the last year, she has worked with several anti-pornography non-profit organizations, including Fight the New Drug and Protect Young Minds, resulting in over 4,000 teens and their families becoming educated on how to protect themselves from pornography. Her goal is to continue bringing real help and hope to individuals and families in our communities. Miriam loves classical singing, and has won multiple state and regional awards in the NATS classical singing competition and as a Vocal Performance Sterling Scholar. She also enjoys sports such as volleyball and running, and has a hobby and side business of sewing and altering formal dresses. Miriam plans on completing a Masters of Public Administration and eventually managing a non-profit organization.
Elizabeth Passey was born and raised in American Fork, Utah where she grew to love small town life. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in Art History, she and her husband Justin T. Passey moved to Raleigh NC where she also fell in love with the South and with Travel. Liz currently resides in Midway, Utah where she has been devoted to her passions in life, which are her family, community, and Art. Over the years, Liz has served in almost every capacity of local PTA leadership including serving as PTA president for our Middle school, High School and currently as the Wasatch County Council PTA president for the past two years. She is a devoted volunteer focused on trying to improve our schools and motivating others to follow her lead. In her spare time Liz volunteers as a docent at the BYU Museum of Art as well as the Springville Museum of Art. She loves art and enjoys teaching, and educating and sharing this deep appreciation she has to others. On top of all of this Liz still manages to be a mother to four children ranging in age from 15 to 22 years old. She and Justin have been married for 26 Years. They are the light of her life!
Rebecca Pond is a wife and mother of 7. She has served on the Executive Board of Women for Decency where she compiled the book Learning to Smile Again, worked as a PTA volunteer over White Ribbon Weeks for many years as well as serving as a Community Council Chair working closely with parents and administrators to improve digital citizenship practices. She believes we all have the opportunity to make the world a better place for the upcoming generation by learning to embrace all that technology has to offer and stand up for what needs to change.
Suzanne Spencer is a mother of two teenagers. She has been a long time PTA volunteer and White Ribbon Week activist. Suzanne will be talking about how to make a difference in our schools through holding a White Ribbon Week.
Linda R. Zenger is in her thirty third year of marriage to Todd E. Zenger. They are the parents of seven children and grandparents of six. Together they serve on the board of Marriage Enrichment, Inc. Linda has been advocating for parents to teach their children about the dangers of pornography since 2002 when she formed the Safe Harbor Chapter of American Mothers. In 2006 she was chosen as Utah Young Mother of the Year where she continued these efforts on the Board of Utah American Mothers for several years and later served on the National Board of American Mothers. She currently serves as the Family Life Commissioner on the Utah PTA Board where she has been promoting White Ribbon Week. She has also served on the UCAP Advisory board.