UTA alum Debbie Carroll-Boyce of Frisco was named the 2011 Ms. Senior America at the annual Ms. Senior America Pageant held in Atlantic City, N.J. Oct. 2-7.
The Frisco resident sang and danced to â€œStuff Like That Thereâ€ from the Bette Midler movie, â€œFor the Boys.â€ An educator for 31 years, Carroll-Boyce served as an elementary school principal for 17 years and as a middle and high school teacher and counselor for 14 years. She earned a Bachelorsâ€™ Degree in Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Masterâ€™s Degree in Education/Counseling and Mid Management Administration from Texas Womenâ€™s University. The active volunteer spends time tutoring students, and was named the â€œMost Positive Principalâ€ by the Power of Positive Student Organization.
â€œJust because a person reaches a certain age, does not mean you should quit pushing and challenging yourself every single day. I am flattered beyond belief and will serve with great pride to help raise awareness for all I believe in," Carroll-Boyce, said.
Carroll-Boyce will use her title to promote a lifestyle of healthy living for seniors, raise awareness for mental and physical well-being and raise funds for research for Alzheimerâ€™s disease and Dementia.