Most contestants in the Miss Citrus County Scholarship Pageant are older and, perhaps, wiser. They are college students or high school seniors on the verge of stepping into a bigger world. They have begun to think about their futures.
So we asked them: "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
Most had pretty decided thoughts on that question. Read these and then think about it: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
+ Jennifer Arnold, 18: "I'll still be furthering my education. I want to become an occupational therapist. And maybe beginning a family."
+ Stephani Fohrman, 20: "I hope to have a successful career in law . . . with something still in music, such as being a music production lawyer."
+ Ellen King, 19: "I'll probably be in an elementary school somewhere in Florida teaching third grade. I want to accomplish my goal of becoming a teacher before accomplishing anything else, such as starting a family."
+ Leilani Otero, 18: "In 10 years I see myself as a pediatrician or a dermatologist. I'll probably be just getting out of college. I'd like to be living in West Palm Beach, but I'm really not sure where I'll be."
+ Tammi Lee Robinson, 17: "I see myself practicing at Shands Hospital as a nurse or pediatrician in OB or in the prenatal department."
+ Ashley Surkamer, 18: "I'll still be dancing, that's for sure! I'd like to be successful at owning a dance studio."