Miss Brainerd Lakes Heather Erickson was the guest speaker at the Nisswa Lions Club’s meeting Monday, March 25.
Erickson gave an overview of the Miss America Organization and her year as Miss Brainerd Lakes. She spoke about the guiding principles of style, success, service and scholarship.
She has volunteered at the Children’s Hospital as a part of her service. She helped children in the hospital by interfacing between doctors, family and ill children.
She has also started an initiative to teach proper exercise and nutritional eating (reading nutritional labels on food products).
Erickson is considering two career paths. The first is marine biology where she has worked in the Bahamas. She has spent many hours in the water with many varieties of sharks and other water animals. She is also considering medical school.