Name: Máire Nakada
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
College: University of South Alabama
Major: Nursing and Chemistry
What is your favorite Olympic Sport? Gymnastics
What is your favorite Christmas or Holiday Tradition? Christmas Eve Mass
What is the current number 1 most played song on your IPod? “Howlin’ for You” by The Black Keys
What is your favorite quote? “I don’t need easy, I just need possible.” -Bethany Hamilton
What is your favorite time of year? Autumn
Plan ahead OR procrastinate? Both!
Paper OR plastic? Paper
Glass half-full OR glass half-empty? Half-Full
Introvert OR extrovert? Ambivert
Cats OR Dogs? DOGS 10000000%
Morning person OR night person? Night Owl
If you could be any color crayon, what would you be and why? Purple because it’s a friendly color.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you absolutely need for survival? Jack Sparrow, a sea turtle, a bad compass
What would we find in your refrigerator right now? Apples, pineapples, hummus and coffee creamer
What is your biggest fear? Earthquakes
How would you describe yourself in three words? Ready. For. Adventure.
Describe your single-most favorite moment from your Distinguished Young Women experience.
Before the first preliminaries, purple and orange group were all getting ready in the dressing room. One of the girls asked if we would all like to pray before the show began. Everyone joined in the circle of prayer, crossing our arms and holding each other’s hands for a quiet moment. To me, sharing a prayer is something you do with someone you are close with. It’s lifting your mind and soul up to God. Being able to do that with 24 other girls I was able to become close with over the course of just 2 weeks was an amazing moment for me to experience and something I’ll never forget.