I would like to thank our local McDonald’s operator’s, the Haynie family, for the fantastic send off party that they gave me in their store located in the Apex Wal-Mart on July 19th. That is where I found out about the competition and the fantastic journey started. It was all decorated, they had great food and a beautifully decorated cake. I was so proud to have my banner in front of their store with my name on it. I am looking forward to being a representative of the USA as well as a role model for a healthy lifestyle that involves family and fun. There were so many friends and family that came to wish my dad and I the best as well as wishes from friends who could not come. Thank you to everyone for your support, McDonald’s and Mckeeman Marketing. London…here I come!