Marlie Gill – Miss Deschutes Teen USA 2016

Marlie’s life is defined by her extraordinary adventures and struggles. She began life the child of dude ranchers: tending horses, swimming, and chasing pollywogs. In middle school, her parents sold the ranch and took a slow, nomadic family trip around the world. Overcoming ADHD, severe dyslexia, speech disfluencies, and the bullying those furnish, she will graduate with a high school honors diploma and hopes to fulfill her lifelong dream of a Ph.D. in Marine Biology.