Top 15 - MISS TEEN USA® 2019
Erin Shae Swanson is an 18-year-old Freshman at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Originally from Norfolk Nebraska, Erin Shae is currently studying Business Management with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. As a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority she is very involved in activities with her sorority sisters where their philanthropic focus is to help support CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). CASA provides support for youth who may be placed in the Foster care system or who are living in conditions that are under the supervision of the Department of Family Services. This philanthropy is very important to Erin Shae as she has been a dedicated volunteer to provide aid and support for youth in the Foster Care System. In 2017, as President of Key Club, Erin Shae established a Christmas Party event for the youth in the community that had aged out of the Foster Care system.
Erin Shae has found that developing confidence often comes in taking chances and trying new things. You can’t miss out on chances in life because of a fear of failure. This courage was instrumental when, as a Freshman, she had to approach her High School Administration to bring cheerleading back to her high school. The courage to start an all-Freshman Varsity squad paid off with two state Cheer Championship titles and a runner-up championship title during those four years. The courage to step forward and lead others has opened many doors for Erin Shae and has provided her with valuable confidence and skills.
Erin Shae’s future plans include completing her degree in Business Management and starting her own Property Development business. She is already setting aside her money for her first real estate investment and she hopes to demonstrate to the world that a girl with confidence and ambition can achieve anything.