Lyndsey Hylton represented the beautiful Oregon State as Ms. of the Pacific Northwest at the 40th annual National pageant. Lyndsey participated in the creative writing optional and won with her prose piece “How to Grow in the Love of a Dragon.” Lyndsey currently works as a Child and Family therapist at the non-profit Kinship House, providing free mental health services to children and families impacted by foster care. This is where her platform, Fostering Hope, was created. Lyndsey works with organizations across the United States including Worth More Nation, Boxes of Love, and Comfort Cases, to bring awareness and support for children in foster care. Lyndsey hopes that as the American Pageants National Ambassador to partner with an organization in all 50 states, and DC! Lyndsey also loves to volunteer at animal shelters, someday hoping to find a brother or sister for her own rescue pup Loki. As a big fan of Agatha Christie and Seishi Yokomizo, Lyndsey spends her time reading mystery novels and exploring used bookstores wherever she goes. Lyndsey likes to call herself an open book so never be afraid to talk to her (Especially if it’s about American Pageants!).
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