Get ready for an exciting and fun filled pageant! It seems like only yesterday that my reign began! My year as Miss Oregon Junior Pre Teen has been a blast and an honor. When they called my name as Miss Oregon, I was so shocked and thrilled at the same time.
This year I have traveled throughout the state of Oregon, participated in parades and festivals and volunteered for many different organizations and community groups. One of my favorite activities this year was being invited as a special guest to the Oregon Humane Society “America’s Next Top Dog Model” competition, where I got to sell raffle tickets and talk on the stage. I also enjoyed volunteering for the Oregon Humane Society by making handmade dog biscuits.
Attending nationals in California was awesome! I met some great new friends and got to go to Disneyland!! I spent a day on the Hollywood tour and we went to the Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica beach! At nationals, I competed and placed in the top five in the Actress and Spokes model competitions! I had a blast and will never forget nationals!
My year would not have been so fantastic without my sister queens- you girls rock and don’t forget, we are all the “Juicy Couture Girls”!!! Matt Leverton, thank you for all of your support and kindness- you are the BEST! To the NAM staff- You make everyone feel like a STAR- thank you for putting on such a wonderful program. Oma and Papa- thank you for your unending support and love. Bailey- Thank you for always cheering me on and making me laugh. Mom and Dad- You always believe in me and you are the best parents ever!
As my year comes to an end, I take with me a lifetime of fond memories that I will always treasure! As you compete this weekend, remember that the true mark of a winner is she who works hard, tries her best and celebrates the success of all contestants! Make the most of this weekend and be proud of your accomplishments!
2009 National American Miss Oregon Junior Pre Teen