5 Things You Need to Know About Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaliegh Garris
29 Apr 2019

5 Things You Need to Know About Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaliegh Garris

She Created a Personal Movement called “We Are People 1st”

Kaliegh created “We Are People 1st” in honor of her older sister who has multiple disabilities. She began the movement to educate youth how to respectfully speak to people with a health issue or disability after seeing the need for it throughout my lifetime.

She Is Currently Receiving a Dual Education

Kaliegh proudly represents “Lion Pride” as a Senior at Joseph A Foran High School. She is also attending the Educational Center for the Arts, studying theater. 

She’s Got Some Killer Dance Moves

For the last ten years, Kaliegh has trained to become competitive dancer in contemporary, jazz, pointe, hip hop, and tap. Recenly she has become interested in more experiential forms of performance, which includes circus arts, aerial silks, hoop, and the trapeze . 

She is an Experienced Outdoorswoman

Kaliegh has been employed as a camp counselor for the New Haven Parks and Recreation Eco Camps over the last three years. She guides camper’s experiences while hiking, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, and rock wall climbing.


She Hopes to One Day Become a Trauma Nurse

She is currently volunteering at Yale New Haven Hospital on the pediatric floor and also spends time shadowing nurses. After graduating high school she hopes to attend Southern Connecticut State University to work towards her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing.