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Meet Taryn Bewley, A girl with a heart for Arkansas!

Each month, we spotlight an advocate who is leading the fight for healthy communities, free of heart disease and stroke.  As we all prepare to go back-to-school it was only fitting to spotlight one of our fabulous young advocates that will be entering her senior year at Conway High School. 

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Each month, we spotlight an advocate who is leading the fight for healthy communities, free of heart disease and stroke.  As we all prepare to go back-to-school it was only fitting to spotlight one of our fabulous young advocates that will be entering her senior year at Conway High School.  

Taryn Bewley recently joined the American Heart Association to visit with both Congressman French Hill and Senator John Boozman's office to talk about our top policy priorities.  We are so grateful for her passion and commitment to our mission!  Taryn, YOU ROCK!  

 

Please meet Miss Taryn Bewley...

Hometown: Conway, Arkansas

Favorite Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Hobbies: I have been a dancer for 15 years and I enjoy competing in the Miss America Scholarship Pageant organization.

Pets: 9-year-old, long-haired miniature dachshund named Mini

Role Model: Emma Watson

Greatest Achievement: While competing in the Miss America organization and volunteering I have been able to promote my platform, Reading Matters, to improve literacy throughout the state of Arkansas. I have been able to visit over 500 schoolchildren and donate over 700 books. It is amazing to be able to impact lives this way. I have a Facebook page to promote my platform that you can check out HERE.

Someone you would like to have dinner with:  JK Rowling - She overcame such difficult circumstances to become the person she is today, and her books are amazing!! I need to know all about the characters beyond the 8th book!

How do you prepare for back-to-school?
I mentally prepare myself for school starting!! It's a process because I like school, but summer is always so perfect! I also continue to read all summer to keep up those reading and comprehension skills!

Why is advocating for the American Heart Association important to you?
I want a healthier Arkansas! Too many people suffer from heart disease and I want to do all that I can to educate Arkansans on ways they can reduce their risk. I'm determined to help in any way because heart disease affects everyone, directly or indirectly.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with the AHA Advocacy Team in Arkansas please contact Allison Hogue at allison.hogue@heart.org.

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