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Sarah M. Pennington

Sarah M. Pennington is a 19-year-old student at McDaniel College. She is majoring in Nonprofit Management and Digital Storytelling. When she's not focused on her studies, Sarah will describe herself as a, "full time mental health advocate." She is an open book about her trichotillomania, and is easily spotted in a crowd, thanks to her psychiatric service dog, Daisy. Daisy helps Sarah manage her pulling, anxiety, and depression. Sarah participates in pageants with her short hair to promote trichotillomania awareness. She was crowned Miss Freedom Forge's Outstanding Teen 2016 for her efforts, and has placed 1st runner up multiple times since passing on her title. She is currently your 2018 Miss Maryland USA Ambassador. Sarah's favorite quote is, "She needed a hero, so she became one."