MADD Idaho

I met with Miren Aburusa, Lead Victim Service Representative this morning in downtown Boise, ID. We have a lot of exciting news to announce with my partnership with the MADD Organization!

Boise Police Department, Night STEP Team



I am in alliance with the Boise Police Department in my campaign to eliminate drunk driving with the MADD Organization. Madison Summers, Miss Idaho Intl. 2015, and myself spent 3 hours in downtown Boise working side by side to with the Night STEP Team to enforce getting home safe, by making the choice to have a SOBER designated driver.

Young Women's of Nampa, ConKerr Cancer









The young women's organization of Nampa made pillow cases in support of the ConKerr Cancer a Nonprofit Organization, which donates the pillow cases to sick children within the Treasure Valley hospitals.

Idaho State Senate



I worked for the Idaho State Senate under Senator Russ Flucher of Meridian in 2007. I made a visit back to the Capitol Building today to meet with Legislation. We talked about passing a bill for mandatory ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers in the State of Idaho.

Cloverdale Christian Day School

Miss Idaho International 2015 Madison Summers and Mrs. Idaho International 2015 Heather Mallary Orchard visited with students in the Cloverdale Christian Day School (Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms.) Miss Idaho International read 5 books to a class of three & four-year-olds and promoted her platform, Reading is Fundamental. Thank you, Cloverdale Christian Day School Director Genny Goldy for the amazing tour and opportunity!







Education Vote in Idaho

Miss Idaho International 2015 Madison Summers and Mrs. Idaho International 2015 Heather Mallary-Orchard will be at Cloverdale Church of God beginning at 8 a.m. to support the Idaho Education Bill proposal for higher education funds in Idaho, up to $96 million.
Several Treasure Valley school districts will be holding several bond and levy elections on Tuesday.

$96 million bond paid back over 10-20 years – money used to build middle schools, elementary schools and remodel/expansions. The bill Needs 66.7 percent to pass.  It passed in Idaho.

KBOI Channel 2 News

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- The Idaho International Pageants wrapped up Saturday night at the Nampa Civic Center with three winners: Heather Mallary-Orchard, Madison Summers, and Lexie Bloom. 

And on Monday, the queens shared what they plan to do over the course of the next year on KBOI 2News morning show. As contestants in the pageant, they were asked to pick a policy/program/platform that's important to them, and now as queens, the ladies will promote those causes in communities across Idaho. 

Mrs. Idaho International 2015: Heather Mallary-Orchard Platform: MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) Heather is a victim and a survivor of a drunk driving crash, hear how she's raising awareness by clicking on the video. 

Miss Idaho International 2015: Madison Summers Platform: Reading is Fundamental Learn what specific group Madison plans to travel with this summer to help struggling students by clicking on this video. 

Miss Teen Idaho International 2015: Lexie Bloom Platform: Come Read with Me Learn more about how Lexie helping kids/students struggling with reading by clicking on the video on the KBOI website.

Thank you Kelsey Anderson & Brian Morrin for allowing us to take over the News desk!

Mrs, Miss, and Teen Idaho International 2015

Treasure Valley Residents Crowned Mrs., Miss Teen & Miss Idaho International 2015 Nampa, ID – March 9, 2015 – Heather Mallary-Orchard of Boise brought home the crowning glory when she took the top state title of Mrs. Idaho International 2015. She was crowned during the Idaho International Pageants, held March 7, 2015, at the Nampa Civic Center I Nampa, Idaho. Heather competed among accomplished married women from all over the state of Idaho to win her title. Areas of competition included interview (both personal & on-stage), fitness wear, and evening gown. The Mrs. Idaho International system is the premier pageant competition for married women in Idaho and emphasizes a woman's ability to serve and lead her community, as well as inspire other women. As Mrs. Idaho International, Heather will continue her work with "Mothers against Drunk Driving.," a platform she choose from her own personal experience of being a victim in a Drunk Driving Accident. Lexie Bloom of Eagle brought home the crowning glory when she took the top state title of Miss Teen Idaho International 2015. She was crowned during the Idaho International Pageants, held March 7, 2015, at the Nampa Civic Center I Nampa, Idaho. Lexie competed among accomplished young ladies from all over the state of Idaho to win her title. Areas of competition included interview (both personal & on-stage), fitness wear, fun fashion and evening gown. The Miss Teen Idaho International system is the premier pageant competition for young ladies in Idaho and emphasizes their ability to serve and lead her community, as well as inspire other young Teens 13-18 years of age to Get out & Help Out. As Miss Teen Idaho International, Lexie will continue her work with "Come Read with Me.," a platform she choose to promote while speaking with Elementary school children around the state of Idaho. Madison Summers of Boise brought home the crowning glory when she took the top state title of Miss Idaho International 2015. She was crowned during the Idaho International Pageants, held March 7, 2015, at the Nampa Civic Center I Nampa, Idaho. Madison competed among accomplished women from all over the state of Idaho to win her title. Areas of competition included interview (both personal & on-stage), fitness wear, fun fashion and evening gown. The Miss Idaho International system is the premier pageant competition for women in Idaho and emphasizes a woman's ability to serve and lead her community, as well as inspire other women 19-30. As Miss Idaho International, Madison will continue her work with "Reading is Fundamental” (RIF) a platform she choose to promote, to create a healthy for readers to learn better reading skills. The International System was established more than 20 years ago to adhere to a higher standard than other systems. Idaho International Pageants seeks more than a pretty face: winners have beauty and depth, and are committed to their communities. Like all pageants in the International System, contestants compete in fitness wear rather than swimsuit. The emphasis is on healthy lifestyle choices in accordance with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign, with which the pageant system holds a national alliance. The Idaho International Titleholders have an opportunity to represent the Famous Potato State as she goes on to compete against contestants from states across the U.S. and from countries around the world for the title of Mrs., Miss Teen & Miss International this summer in Jacksonville, FL. Applications are now being accepted for Mrs. Idaho International 2016, Miss Teen Idaho International 2016 and Miss Idaho International 2016, to be held at the Nampa Civic Center in Nampa, Idaho, March 3rd-5th, 2016. For more information on how to become a local titleholder and begin making a difference, ladies should visit www.idahointernationalpageants.com To schedule a speaking engagement or appearance from any Idaho International titleholder, please contact: Kimberly 208-870-4503 idahointernationalpageats@yahoo.com

ISLD--Idaho Alcohol PSA



I am so impressed that the Idaho State Liquor Division made this video
in alliance Boise Police Department to enforce the legal drinking age in Idaho.
This message is so important to the youth of Idaho and this message needs to
be promoted more across the State of Idaho.  

Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence and are two and a half times more likely to become abusers of alcohol than those who begin drinking at age 21.  In 2009, 436 youth 12- 20 years old were admitted for alcohol treatment in Idaho, accounting for 17% of all treatment admissions for alcohol abuse in the state.

Astonishing Facts and Statistics

Alcohol Consumption by Youth in Idaho Underage drinking is widespread in Idaho. Approximately 59,000 underage customers in Idaho drink each year. In 2009, Idaho students in grades 9-12 reported: 

• 62.5% had at least one drink of alcohol on one or more days during their life. 

• 19.2% had their first drink of alcohol, other than a few sips, before age 13. 

• 34.2% had at least one drink of alcohol on one or more occasion in the past 30 days. 

• 22.3% had five or more drinks of alcohol in a row (binge drinking) in the past 30 days. 

• 3.5% had at least one drink of alcohol on school property in the past 30 days. 

In 2009, underage customers consumed 14.4% of all alcohol sold in Idaho, totaling $109 million in sales (in 2010 dollars). These sales provided profits of $53 million to the alcohol industry. Ranking states based on the percentage of alcohol consumed underage, with 1 the highest, Idaho ranked number 34. This percentage is affected by both adult and youth drinking levels. Annual sales of alcohol consumed by youth in Idaho averaged $1,844 per underage customer. Underage customers were heavier consumers than adults. They drank an average of 4.7 drinks per day; in contrast, legal customers consumed only 1.8.

Harm Associated with Underage Drinking in Idaho 

Underage drinking in Idaho leads to substantial harm due to traffic crashes, violent crime, property crime, unintentional injury, and risky sex. 

• During 2009, an estimated 8 traffic fatalities and 369 nonfatal traffic injuries were attributable to driving after underage drinking. 

• In 2009, an estimated 3 homicides; 3,600 nonfatal violent crimes such as rape, robbery and assault; and 6,300 property crimes including burglary, larceny, and car theft were attributable to underage drinking. 

• In 2007, an estimated 3 alcohol involved fatal burns, drownings, and suicides were attributable to underage drinking.

• In 2009, an estimated 217 teen pregnancies and 5,892 teens having risky sex were attributable to underage drinking. For comparison with other states, in US rather than state prices, the harm from underage drinking per youth in Idaho averages $907.