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Roanoke College and University of Virginia graduate Charlotte Fraser said part of her plan, along with speaking to students, is to create a smartphone application that will provide resources and interactive features.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
For Charlotte Fraser, a Roanoke College and University of Virginia graduate, being a Miss Virginia contestant means a chance to help prevent hazing and bullying — possibly with a smartphone app.
“This is a broad issue,” she said. “There are a lot of different audiences, and my experiences and preparation have helped me tailor to those audiences.”
Fraser, 23, of Charlottesville, was crowned as this year’s Miss Greater Richmond. She will compete against 25 other women for the 2013 Miss Virginia crown. The event starts Thursday night and ends Saturday. This is her second time competing since 2011, and she wants to send her message to more than just college students.
Fraser says she’s tweaked her platform so it can also help students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
At UVa, Fraser was part of the Order of Omega Greek honor society, which organized the creation of a hazing prevention website.
She says she wants to promote her platform more by using social media to market her message. Part of her plan, along with speaking to students, is to create a smartphone application that will provide resources and interactive features.
“It’s in the conceptual phase, and if I’m Miss Virginia I hope to make it a reality,” she said. “Engineering students at UVa usually pick an educational topic to develop something for. Hopefully I can partner with them to work on this.”
Fraser graduated from Roanoke College with a degree in art history, and earned a master’s of education and higher education administration at UVa. Despite all the negativity that’s been associated with bullying over the Internet, she thinks it can be used to help youths.
“People are really engaged with social media,” she says. “I’m friends with all of my family on Facebook, and there are great things about it as well as things to be cautious about. Social media is still a great resource to have.”
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