Friday, March 16, 2018

Jana El-Sayed Visits Section 36!

Section 36 has another visitor! Jana El-Sayed is a singer, a Red Sox fan, and the current Miss Goffstown. I am so excited she agreed to
visit with us to discuss those topics, and a few more. I hope you enjoy what she had to say as much as I did!

So, let’s see what happens when Jana El-Sayed visits Section 36!

How did you celebrate winning the Miss Goffstown crown?
To celebrate winning the title of Miss Goffstown, I went out to eat with my family and close friends! I don't know how I would be competing without their support and I can't wait to have them all cheering for me at Pinkerton in less than two months as I compete for the title of Miss New Hampshire. 

What has surprised you the most about your time as Miss Goffstown?
Every year I gain so much from this program from interview skills to networking to building relationships with the other contestants.This year, I was blessed with my Outstanding Teen, Skyler! This program is all about being a strong role model for women of all ages and as a Miss contestant we have the special opportunity to mentor and help our teens prepare for their state pageant. Working with Skye this year has been so much fun! It was a blast watching her grow as a competitor and cheering her on as she competed for the title of Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding teen. Skye has become a little sister to me. We have a very special bond, I am so glad the Miss New Hampshire program brought us together. 

What is your personal fitness routine?
To prepare for Miss NH, I love to do high intensity interval training, it keeps me on my toes and stops me from getting bored. The Miss NH program is lucky to have a great sponsor, Integrity Health, getting us to our personal bests for competition. It's all about making your workouts fun and as enjoyable as they can be so you will want to go instead of viewing it as a chore.

As a Miss New Hampshire competition veteran, what have you learned from past competitions that will help you at Miss New Hampshire this April?
As a Miss New Hampshire veteran, I have learned it is most important to be authentic. It's all about owning your truth and who you are as a person. This program creates a lot of growth, but in order to to be successful in this program you have to be comfortable in your own skin and just be yourself. Your biggest asset is that you are you and no one else can be you, so own it! (A little Dr. Seuss wisdom).

As a talented singer, which types of songs do you most like to sing?
I started taking classical vocal lessons in the fifth grade which lead me to my passion for classical music, broadway and emotional ballads. I love to perform a ballad that I can connect with as I sing and produce beautiful tones with beautiful vowels. Classical music will always have a special place in my heart, but it is not the only genre I am interested in... I competed for the New Hampshire Country Music Association vocal competition and was honored to win New Hampshire Female Vocalist of the Year in traditional country and gospel, which would win me my ticket to nationals in Tennessee. To my surprise, I won the national competition singing Patsy Cline songs! 

How did you choose your platform, “Jana’s P.E.D.I. Hope Foundation”?
21 years ago Boston Children's Hospital saved my life and I was given my chance at life. As I got older and realized how fortunate I was to be alive, I realized my true passion was working with hospitalized children. Using my personal experience and education of child life programs and my relationships’ with child life specialists’ I created, Jana’s P.E.D.I. Hope Foundation.  My platform consists of the five pillars of child life through power of play, education, dreams, inspiration and hope.  I have traveled from coast to coast with my platform and volunteered in many different hospitals. You can often find me as Elsa performing for the kiddos!

Who is your favorite current Red Sox player? Why?
My favorite Red Sox player is Andrew Benintendi because of his personality! He always has so much fun and passion when he is playing baseball and his dancing never fails to make me smile. He just seems like the type of guy you want to be best friends with!

If you cant sit in Section 36, where would you like to sit to watch the Red Sox?
I would love to sit atop of the Green Monster because it's one of the most recognized places in Major League Baseball and I would love to be able to catch a grand slam from Andrew Benintendi! 

What is your favorite memory of the 2017 Red Sox season?

My favorite memory would have to be when David Ortiz had his ceremony to retire his number. It was such a big moment in history. I was lucky to be able to watch one of the greatest left handed sluggers play and retire such an icon for Red Sox fans and the Boston community. 


I think we all feel lucky to have been Red Sox fans during the career of David Ortiz!

As always, I want to thank Jana for visiting. It's always fun to learn a little bit more about a titleholder. I also want to thank her for sending along the pictures that accompany the interview. They always make an interview so much better.

As Jana continues her time as Miss Goffstown, I encourage you to follow her on the official Facebook page. You should also be sure to check out her website to learn more about her and her platform.

And, of course, I want to wish Jana luck this April when she competes for the Miss New Hampshire crown. The Section 36 family will be well represented this year. How awesome would it be for one of them to come out on top?

Thanks again Jana, and good luck!

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