Ms California 2022

Ms. California Nationwide 2022


Mary Harrison

Platform Issue:  Literacy for Life: Promoting reading and writing for all ages


  • Age: 35
  • Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • College Major: Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education – Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona;
    Master of Education Adult and Higher Education – University of Oklahoma – Norman, Oklahoma;
    Master of Library and Information Science – San Jose State University – San Jose, California
  • Career: Virtual Learning/Homeschool Teacher
  • If I am crowned Ms. Nationwide:
    it would be my goal to double our entry for next year’s pageant. I will continue to work to gain sponsors and partners to support our system and titleholders as I have already got us on a partnership waitlist. Additionally, I will continue to seek out opportunities to promote the Nationwide system using my platform.
  • Bio: Mary Harrison is a virtual learning, home school teacher.  She enjoys reading, writing, yoga and roller skating.  She has run 5K and a half marathon all the while having a knee injury and following neck injuries from a car accident.
    Mary graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in 3.5 years while being involved in the Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority, the ASU Sun Devil Marching Band Color Guard and Winter Drumline; serving as the Community Service Director for the ASU Undergraduate Student Government; wrote for The State Press and worked freelance for ESPN.   She was also the emcee for Radio Disney’s live shows!
    During her time at Oklahoma University, she was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honors Society and the Golden Key International Honour Society. Mary was also the “Live Mic” for the Oklahoma University Softball 2013-14 season. She holds Clear California Teaching Credentials in Multiple Subjects, Single Subject English, Teacher Librarian, and Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development.
    Mary has volunteered with Project Boon handing out food and holiday gifts, as well as participating in the Arizona State and University of Oklahoma Giving Days and the San Jose State University Class of 2022 Gift. She in extremely involved in philanthropic efforts when she can be. Mary served as the Regional Head for the Souplantation-Inland Empire Feeding America Campaign, helping to raise over $10,000.  She can help celebrate your birthday by serenading you with Happy Birthday in 3 languages!  Mary is a huge supporter of Literacy programs and encouraging the use of local libraries.  She also supports Veteran and Senior services, animal welfare, the Girl Scouts and church groups.  She has lived in 9 cities, 4 states and 2 countries!

    With her Personal Platform – Literacy for Life: Promoting reading and writing for all ages – she will show that  reading and writing are not just activities for students. She teaches that these activities are highly beneficial to people of all ages, and that reading exercises the brain while improving concentration and ability to focus while writing helps with communication and self-expression. Mary will continue to help individuals increase their mental abilities through active reading and writing!


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