Connecticut has another influentical person to look up to this year, with 18 year old Kaliegh Garris being named Miss Teen USA!
Kaliegh Garris is from New Haven originally and goes to Foran High AND
Educational Center for the Arts where she studies theater.
She started her own personal movement, “We Are People 1st,” which she started in honor of her older sister who has multiple disabilities. Through her program, Kaliegh educates others on ways to respectfully speak to individuals with health conditions and disabilities, and was recently recognized for her work by the Department of Disabled Services.