Teen 2018 Newsletter

Hello Southwest Family!!

I truly cannot believe just how fast 2018 flew right by! I truly hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and that they were filled with many laughs and memories that will be cherished for a long time. As I look to the future and continue my journey, I am currently about halfway through my sophomore year at Coloma High School, I wish you all the very best for 2019.

I have been so very busy these past few months with so many different events and activities. I have been occupied with events such as, a Wine and Canvas fundraiser, Blue Roof Church Compelled Outreach Halloween, Luminary Festival, Light Up the Bluff, Secret Santa for Seniors, and Snapshots with Santa. Without a doubt, my favorite event was our monthly Southwest Goodwill Tours. During our tours we go around to local senior assisted living facilities and get the opportunity to meet the people who live there. We often play games with them or even do crafts. In the month of December, we were able to spread a little Christmas joy by passing out homemade gifts and singing Christmas carols!

I am still collecting money for my platform which is, Alzheimer's Awareness, in hopes of raising the most money I possibly can, which I will donate to the Alzheimer’s Association at the end of my reign. I was so blessed to be an invited dinner guest at the Alzheimer’s Associations Michigan Chapter. At which, myself and many other wonderful people who have raised money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease were honored for our efforts and contributions.

Unfortunately, my family lost another one of our amazing members to this disease. In the month of October, we lost my cousin Tara at the young age of 43. This loss is yet another reason that I make advocating for a cure for Alzheimer's disease my passion and mission.

My sister queens and I anticipate with excitement the opportunity to experience more events in the upcoming months, as our reigns are coming to a close. Being able to go out and raise awareness and dollars for the Alzheimer's Association while making lots of memories is a dream come true! I would appreciate it greatly if you would consider making a difference and join me in the fight against Alzheimer’s. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please contact the Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program office at: 269-429-4999, or emailing our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Love Always,

Ashley Lynn Little
Miss Southwest Michigan Teen 2018