Miss Twin Rivers: Karley Osborn
Title: Twin Rivers
Name: Karley Osborn
Hometown: Carrollton, Texas
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platorm Topic: emBRACE: Accepting Adversity, Overcoming Obstacles
Sponsor: Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers Scholarship Organization
Executive Director: Donna Berry
Hobbies: Writing in Starbucks, traveling, TexMex-ing, painting, capturing the world with my camera and journal, collecting French recipes, running, watching old musicals, volunteering at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
Best advice you ever received: “Touch the ground.” It’s a piece of advice my dad shared with me that can be roughly translated to mean, “Wherever you are, be all there.” Now, whenever I find myself lingering in the past or focusing on the future, I literally stop to touch the ground I’m walking on. It has an amazing way of pulling me back into the present moment.
Biggest accomplishment: I count my biggest accomplishment as graduating Magna Cum Laude a full year early from Pepperdine University. At the time, people found it difficult to understand why I pushed myself to finish my degree in advance, but I knew it was right for me. Because of my early graduation, I was able to accept an opportunity to live and work in Southern France as a private English tutor the following fall. Although I didn't know it while walking across the graduation stage, my biggest accomplishment led me to my greatest adventure, and helped me accomplish another life goal along the way: becoming proficient in French!