2016 Miss Georgia Teen Imani Johnson Donates School Supplies to Y.E.L.L.S.

2016 Miss Georgia Teen, Imani Johnson, donated school supplies to Yells Organization.

Y.E.L.L.S. stands for Youth Empowerment through learning, leadership and service.


Imani will also be speaking to the students involved with the program in the coming weeks about believing in themselves.

2016 North Carolina Jr. Teen Campbell Lindquist Reads to Local Children

Here are some pictures of Campbell reading to our local kindergarten class.


The class was studying fairy tales and modern day princesses. Campbell got to talk about what it meant to be a “real princess”…kind…caring…willing to help others.

2016 Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen Sophie Jacobson and American Girl

The new American Girl Doll from Nashville was introduced to the world today.  And yes, that’s your 2016 Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen Sophie Jacobson, as one of the human likenesses for Tenney.

2016 Miss Pre-Teen Sophie Jacobson
2016 Miss Pre-Teen Sophie Jacobson

2016 Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen Claudia Fether and Meals by Grace

National American Miss Team Georgia was busy serving their community this past weekend by preparing, packing and delivering food to children and families in need with an organization called Meals by Grace.

Spearheaded by Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen, Claudia Fether, this team of queens came together with NAM All-American qualifiers, siblings and parents to feed 45 families. Service activities included unloading food from trucks, sorting cans and dry goods, selecting and packing each family’s food needs, creating personalized encouragement cards and delivering the food to each family.

Books donated by Georgia NAM contestants were carefully sorted by age and hand picked to be placed in each family’s box making sure each child was given an age-appropriate book. Delivery was the highlight of the day as children and their guardians anxiously awaited the arrival of their food which will feed their family for an entire week.

Some children even received birthday cakes to celebrate their birthdays in the upcoming week. It was a day of blessings for everyone involved and these amazing young ladies are already looking forward to the next opportunity to serve together representing National American Miss!

2016 Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Damacia Howard Volunteering

Thursday, January 19th – Damácia participated in the opening ceremony (“Youth on Parade”) for Bounce TV’s 25th Annual Trumpet Awards. She recited a monologue “Staying Power” by D.M. Larson. She also met former New England Patriots player Tyrone Poole.

Saturday, January 21 (her 14th birthday) – Damácia was invited to walk the Red Carpet at Bounce TV’s 25th Annual Trumpet Awards at the Cobb Energy Center in Cobb County Georgia. She was interviewed and met some great people.

Damácia and actress/gospel recording artist Tamela Mann sharing their awesome black need out shoes.

Damácia with award winning actor and family friend, Louis Gossett, Jr.

Damácia with NBA great Dikembe Mutombo.

Damácia with actress Vanessa Bell Calloway.

Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Damacia Howard and Vanessa Bell Calloway
Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Damacia Howard and Vanessa Bell Calloway

 

Damácia being interviewed by Bounce TV.

National American Miss Georgia Open Call

We’re announcing the dates for the Georgia Open Calls. To signup go to

www.namiss.com/MissGA

 

Thursday, Feb 23 – Cartersville, GA
at the Hilton Garden Inn – Cartersville
24 Liberty Dr.; Cartersville , GA 30121
Session Time: 6:30pm

Saturday, Feb 25 – Norcross, GA
at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.; Norcross , GA 30092
Session Times: 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Sunday, Feb 26 – Atlanta, GA
at the Sheraton Gateway
1900 Sullivan Rd; Atlanta , GA 30337
Session Times: 1pm, 3pm & 5pm

Monday, Feb 27 – Columbus, GA
at the DoubleTree Columbus
5351 Sidney Blvd; Columbus , GA 31904
Session Time: 6:30pm

Tuesday, Feb 28 – Albany, GA
at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany
101 S Front St.; Albany , GA 31701
Session Time: 6:30pm

Wednesday, Mar 1 – Valdosta, GA
at the Rainwater Conference Center
1 Meeting Pl; Valdosta , GA 31601
Session Time: 6:30pm

Thursday, Mar 2 – Macon, GA
at the Macon Centreplex Convention Center
200 Coliseum Dr.; Macon , GA 31217
Session Time: 6:30pm

Saturday, Mar 4 – Roswell, GA
at the DoubleTree Hotel-Roswell
1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd; Roswell , GA 30076
Session Times: 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Sunday, Mar 5 – Atlanta, GA
at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest
200 Interstate North Pkwy; Atlanta , GA 30339
Session Times: 1pm, 3pm & 5pm

Monday, Mar 6 – Gainesville, GA
at the Gainesville Civic Center
800 Green St.; Gainesville , GA 30501
Session Time: 6:30pm

Tuesday, Mar 7 – Augusta, GA
at the DoubleTree-Augusta
2651 Perimeter Pkwy; Augusta , GA 30909
Session Time: 6:30pm

Wednesday, Mar 8 – Savannah, GA
at the Hilton Garden Inn Midtown
5711 Abercorn St; Savannah , GA 31405
Session Times: 6:00pm and 7:30pm

Thursday, Mar 9 – Macon, GA
at the Macon Centreplex Convention Center
200 Coliseum Dr.; Macon , GA 31217
Session Time: 6:30pm

Did you receive an invitation to an Open Call? Go here to get signed up! Or enter www.namiss.com/MissGA in your web browsers.

Reviews of National American Miss on Facebook

Go Here to read the Pageant Planet’s review of National American Miss

Here’s a great YouTube video what what an Open Call is all about. Click Here To Watch The Video

Here a few reviews of National Amercican Miss

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National American Miss Pageant Reviews

Did you receive an invitation to an Open Call? Go here to get signed up! Or enter www.namiss.com/MissGA in your web browsers.

Reviews of National American Miss on Facebook

Go Here to read the Pageant Planet’s review of National American Miss

Here’s a great YouTube video what what an Open Call is all about. Click Here To Watch The Video

Here a few reviews of National Amercican Miss

National American Miss Review

National American Miss Review

National American Miss Review

Samantha Sayar, 2015 Miss Georgia Pre- Teen, welcomes this years contestants.

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One year ago, I was completely dumbfounded to be named Miss Georgia Pre-teen! It was my first year with NAM, so I am so excited to be an inspiration to contestants who are competing for the first time, in addition to those who have pursued their dream for years. I learned that with hard work, confidence, and a genuine heart, you can do anything!

A few of the highlights throughout my year have been a super fun rainy-day photo shoot with my sister queens, meeting the band 5 Seconds of Summer, volunteering at my church’s local soup kitchen, and making lasting memories with my family at Nationals, where I was blessed to place in the Top Ten.

I could not have achieved everything I did this year without my incredible support system. Huge thanks go out to Mr. Matt Leverton and his fantastic staff, my sister queens, Daddy and April, Momma and Greg, my sweet siblings, all of my wonderful grandparents, uncles, and most importantly God. It clearly takes a village to raise a child!

National American Miss has taught me about the importance of serving one’s community, and it has been an honor to use my title for that purpose. I have enjoyed every moment of this phenomenal experience; it is one that I will always treasure.

Cinderella’s advice is worth quoting: “Have courage and be kind.” With this, you can achieve your dreams.

Always and forever,

Samantha Sayar, Miss Georgia Pre-teen

Gabrielle Buchan, looks back on her amazing year as Miss Georgia Junior Teen.

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One year ago, I stole the judge’s hearts, and the crown. My year had just started. I volunteered with many organizations across Georgia. I donated school supplies to DFCS, judged local pageants, worked with my platform KARE, and even partnered with the First Lady of Georgia on her ‘Get Georgia Reading’ program.

The saying is true; time really does fly when you’re having fun. Before I knew it I was on a plane to Anaheim, California. Nationals were nothing short of amazing! I toured the famous streets of Hollywood, spend a day at Disney, and eat dinner with my friends from all across the country. The 50 state Jr. Teen Queens were not just competition, they grew to be my best friends.

Thank you Matt and the NAM staff for turning my dreams into a reality. Gracie, Hannah, Samantha, and Chandler, thank you for showing me what a sisterhood is like. The future holds big things for you all. Mom, thank you for being my coach, hair stylist, and makeup artist. Thank you dad for being my, well, bank account.

To all the Georgia Jr. Teen contestants, you don’t realize how far you can grow in just one weekend. No matter the outcome, you’re doing something remarkable. Hold your head up high and be confidently beautiful.

To my Successor, this year will no doubt be one of the best years of your life. You’ll meet people who will change your life forever, cherish every moment, and take LOTS of pictures!

For the last time, I am your 2015 Miss Georgia Junior Teen, Gabrielle Buchan.

2015 Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Faith Anne Yeley says farewell.

As I look back on this amazing journey, I have so many people to thank.  My parents, who have been my support system, my guiding light through every year in life and with NAM, I love you and could not thank you enough.  All my supporters and sponsors through the years who have been there every year, I could not have done it without you.  Everyone who encourages me to keep moving forward toward my dreams, I will continue to make you proud.  Through my foundation in the works “Keeping Faith” I will extend my journey beyond my NAM reign and continue to serve others in need.  From Bullies 2 the rescue a Bulldog rescue organization or help to raise money for Rett Syndrome with the Ella Foard Foundation. And I will always have a special place for the Ronald McDonald house of Charlotte.  I was first introduced to RMH through NAM and have built a wonderful relationship through service.  My family and I have served the RMH several times this year but one very special night was this past Christmas Eve, my parents and two friends cooked and served dinner and dessert to everyone in the RMH. It was a very heartwarming experience. I am thankful for all I am blessed with in life, I will remember this journey forever and all the friends I have made along the way.

“In order to succeed, we must believe that we can.”

With love,

Faith Anne Yeley