Miss Northern West Virginia Outstanding Teen was at Nutter Fort Elementary School Monday evening continuing her quest to teach kids that beauty comes in all forms.
Krystian Leonard read her book, Shining Scars, aloud to students to advocate for people living with any kind of scar or physical deformity.
Leonard said she wants to inspire to do anything they put their minds to and not be afraid of bullying.
"Eugene is the character in my book, and he gets a scar. He's afraid of how his friends might think of him after his scar is formed. It really does make me feel like a role model. I love being here with the little kids. They make me happy, and it makes me happy that they want to learn about my book and to be confident," said Leonard.
The event was in conjunction with Project ISAAC, a learning program through RESA 7 that promotes education in students across the state.