Mary Hass Schrag, 58
Lives in: West Plains and Springfield, MO
Physical Therapist & CEO / Owner, Physical Therapy Specialists Clinic, Inc. and HASS, LLC
Charity: Missouri State University Student Emergency Fund
Like most young women, I thought my mother was beautiful. She was kind, smart and hard-working. A nonfamily member would be Mother Teresa, who impacted the world in ways that are still meaningful and important. I feel she set the bar for service to humanity.
It starts on the inside by how we treat others. Although it sounds cliché it is a woman’s inner beauty that goes much deeper, and that is what people will notice and remember; it is much more eye-catching than traditional beauty.
As a child, I had to work through dyslexia. I was given remedial reading classes and had to work extra hard, but I have found that it has not slowed me down.
People who are authentic with their thoughts and actions. Although I may not always agree with them, I admire them for being respectfully authentic.
Our rivers and forests are always a beauty to behold, but so is the generosity and kindness of the people in 417-land.
The need for an adequate number of good-paying jobs in all of our surrounding communities. I feel with the appropriate education and technical training to develop skills with a focus for the needed workforce, we can meet the needs of the job market and bring new jobs to our area. Also, by encouraging and supporting small businesses in our area communities.
Get to know our 10 Most Beautiful even better. Then, watch them walk the runway at 417 Magazine's Indulge on October 3 at Oasis Hotel and Convention Center.