Miss Iowa Teen USA
Miss Iowa Teen USA 2020
Hailey Parton is a 17-year-old from West Des Moines, Iowa. She is a senior in high school at Iowa Connections Academy, which is an online public school. Graduating a semester early, she is also beginning her requirements to enter nursing school. Her desire is to work in pediatrics with an oncology focus. During her high school years, Hailey has been an honor roll student, National Honor Society Member and earned her Silver Cord with over 200 hours of volunteer work.
Hailey’s passion for children affected by childhood cancer lead her to develop a platform called #FightForMore. Partnering with Children’s Cancer Connection and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, she is working to bring awareness to the affects a pediatric cancer diagnosis has on the entire family as well as the need for more funding to be provided to childhood cancer research. “Being a part of these organizations has allowed me the opportunity to get to know these amazing kids and their families. It has motivated me to raise awareness and push others to #fightformore. Ultimately it has directed me on my career path.” Last year Hailey won the LLS Student of the Year Campaign raising over $23,000 for the organization.
Hailey is a lifetime dancer and a member of Ballet Des Moines’ pre-professional dance company, BDM II for the 5th year in a row. She has performed in productions such as the Nutcracker, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Princess Mermaid Ballet and more. Now a teacher, she gets to spread her love and passion for classical ballet with the next generation of performers.
The oldest of 4 girls, Hailey enjoys spending time with her sisters, parents, cousins and extended family. She also has 2 Bull Mastiff dogs, Titan and Thor, who are just big teddy bears. “My family is my biggest support system. No matter what I am pursuing, they jump on board and encourage me 100%. I would not be where I am today without them.”