2009 National American Miss North Carolina Teen Queen Staci Alden Farewell Letter

Hello 2010 Contestants & Families!

It is hard to believe that a year has gone by already!  Being crowned the 2009 NAMiss North Carolina Teen was thrilling!  After the pageant, I did not take my crown or banner off until maybe midnight…yes, I was ecstatic!  That night was so surreal, and though it is sad to see my reign come to an end, I know that the memories of this past year will stay with me forever.

During my reign, I was able to volunteer with many charity organizations like the Great Dane Rescue of the Carolinas, Bray’s Love, and the American Cancer Society.  I also received the opportunity to appear in several parades, including the Azalea Festival parade in Wilmington.

Making an appearance at the Expressions Dance “Wishes Come True” summer camp for young girls was an amazing experience.  I signed t-shirts and even got to dance with the girls during their final recital! 

I threw out the first pitch at a Charlotte Knights game and I am ashamed to say that the ball did not make it to the catcher…even though I was standing in front of the pitcher’s mound.

The National Pageant in California was easily one of the highlights of my reign.  Representing North Carolina was brilliant!  I met so many girls and made friends to last a lifetime.  Disneyland was a blast!  Riding roller coasters with my sister queens and beating my parents in Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin was all too wonderful.  I will never forget the memories or the friendships from that week.

My year could not have been possible without the support of many people.  A big thanks goes out to all my family and friends for their love and support.  They have always been my number one fans and I am lucky to have them in my life!  To Matt Leverton, you are awesome!  Thanks so much for all your support and for being such a great director!  To the NAM Staff, I am so appreciative of everything you have ever done for me…you rock!  To my sister queens, this year has been wonderful getting to know all of you.  I love you girls!

To all the 2010 North Carolina contestants, I hope you have the weekend of your life!  Nothing is impossible.   I truly believe that any dream is attainable once you set your mind to it.  Like my hero Walt Disney once said, “All dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”  National American Miss will be one of the best experiences of your life so enjoy every moment!


Your 2009 National American Miss North Carolina Teen

Staci Alden

Author: Matt Leverton

Hello, my name is Matt Leverton. I am the state director for the North Carolina, Georgia, South Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky and Oregon pageants for National American Miss.

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