Monday, August 10, 2009

Mormon Women: From Junior Miss to Harvard Scholar

By Danielle Stockton

About the author:
Danielle Stockton is a recent graduate of the Madeira School, where she was the co-editor-in-chief of both the school newspaper and the literary and arts magazine. She will be a freshman at Brigham Young University intending to double major in Political Science and English.

After reading about the astounding Lindsey Brinton in an article by Arthur Raymond published in the Deseret News in June 2008, I felt galvanized to emulate this young woman. Although her accomplishments are noteworthy in themselves, Brinton’s stellar personality outshines them all. It is clear from her attitude about her accomplishments that she not only professes to be a part of, but also really lives and practices the LDS faith.

Any winner of a prestigious award can be potentially subject to pride and vanity. However, after being crowned the 2008 American Junior Miss, Brinton was far from this quandary. Instead of basking in the glory and fame of the upcoming media tour, Brinton was attracted to a different aspect of her title. As Raymond’s article about her elaborates about, the Junior Miss not only receives a large amount of scholarship money, but also can lead groups that encourage positive thinking and goals. Above all the aspects of winning the Junior Miss crown, Brinton was most looking forward to using the opportunity to serve others and get messages across through media appearances. The level of wisdom and generosity at such a young age is truly amazing.

Currently, Brinton is focusing on her intellectual skills by following in her sister’s footsteps and attending Harvard University. Like her sister, Brinton won the title of American Junior Miss, but she is a memorable person in her own right. Whatever career she decides to pursue, Brinton will always carry with her the invaluable knowledge that service to the Lord and others should be the highest priority in her profession. Being a young Mormon woman myself, I believe Brinton’s attitude is definitely something to internalize.

To read Arthur Raymond’s article in the Deseret News about Lindsey Brinton, please follow this link:


  1. Thank you for your kind words about Lindsey. She is a good friend of mine and is truly one amazing individual.

  2. Thank You for Your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

  3. Dear Beloved Lindsey Rachel Brinton, I love to see You soon, in the due time of our Immortal Lord Jesus Christ, believing that through the attoning sacrifyce of Christ all menkind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinences of the gospel restored to the President Saint Joseph M. Smith and President Saint Thomas Spencer Monson 3 Nephi 11-28:7, (1-7-40); Matthew 1:21; 16:15-19-28; 17:1-2-13; 19:21; D&C 1:37-38; 4; 8:2-3; 10:5; 13; 14:7; 18:10, 15-16; 19:16-19; 20:77-79; 25:12; 58:26-27, 42-43; 59:9-10; 63:21; 64:23; 82:3, 10; 89:1-2-4, 9-11, 13-15-16, 18-21; 131; 132; John 7:17; 14:15; Genesis 1:2, 29; 2:1-3, 9, 16, 18-24-25, (1-25); 3:15-17-18, 20; 4:1-4; 5:18-24, (1-32); 49:10, 22-26; Moses 1:39; 6:1-33-68; 7:1-18-62-69;