Hello National American Miss Pre-teen Contestants!
I believe the memories made at the NAMISS pageant have not only helped me build the confidence and skills I needed to grow, but also helped me create lifelong friends, and meet some extremely, amazing people in the process!
My reign as North Carolina Pre-teen Covergirl began at the State Pageant last summer and continued to Nationals, where I was crowned National Pre-teen Covergirl in November 2009. This year has been absolutely amazing! I loved going out there and representing my home state at Nationals in Anaheim, California and meeting so many great girls and their families. Being a representative of NAMISS, I also was given the opportunity to really give back to my community through volunteering. I was honored to volunteer with the ALS Association – Catfish Hunter Chapter. I started my own Walk Team to defeat ALS, which is also known Lou Gehrig’s disease, and my team raised thousands of dollars. It felt extremely wonderful to be given a chance to help raise money to fight that terrible disease.
First, I would like to thank God and my family for helping me to create these memories. I also want to especially thank my sister Aidan, for supporting me through it all – I wouldn’t have a leg to stand on without you! Also, special thanks to my friends for supporting me throughout State and Nationals! Thank you to Matt Leverton for all you do for this pageant and thank you to all who supported me along the way!
Most importantly to all the contestants this year, it’s your time to truly shine! I encourage you to make this weekend something you will never forget! Good luck to all!
National American Miss
North Carolina Pre-teen Cover Girl