Pi Beta Phi wrote -
Hello, I am Anissa Sangster, and I am proudly representing my sorority, Pi Beta Phi, in this year's Miss Greek pageant. I am a freshman at the University of Washington and an intended Public Health major. I am from East Wenatchee, WA and I graduated as a valedictorian from Eastmont High School in the class of 2015. I am the oldest of three girls, and I am extremely family oriented. In high school, I took part in several different sports and clubs, including four years of ASB, and it is safe to say I love to be involved. It is through these clubs and activities where I gained a passion for leadership and giving back.
In February of 2015, I was selected to represent the Wenatchee Valley as Apple Blossom Princess, serving on a royal court of three. After participating in this festival I was reminded of how gratifying it can be to give back to the community, especially when the cause hits so close to home. As is the case for this year’s Miss. Greek philanthropy, seeing as we will be benefitting those affected by cancer, a disease I have witnessed the negative effects of.
When I first heard about Miss Greek, I was unaware of what exactly this amazing opportunity entailed. However, when I was nominated by the women in my pledge class, I decided to take on the challenge. For me, it is not about winning the competition, but rather raising money for such a worthy cause. I hope to proudly represent my house by contributing my time, energy, and resources to Delta Tau Delta’s Miss Greek, supporting Cancer for College. I was drawn to this organization because it supports students’ money burdens regarding college education once they have overcome the disease, rather than donating the money strictly to cancer research. I understand the burden that hospital bills put on people who should be focusing solely on recovering, and I am happy to be helping in any way I can, especially because I believe health bills should not be the reason a young adult can not attend college. I have known many friends and family members who have been affected by cancer, and I am proud to be participating in the fight against this disease.