It’s amazing to me that one year ago I was crowned Miss Oregon Pre-Teen. I was so honored that my 5 years of hard work, practice and patience, were fulfilled in one crowning moment. As Miss Oregon Pre-Teen, I have been privileged to represent NAM at many public appearances. My sister queens and I had fun appearing in parades throughout the area, from Sheridan to Gladstone! During my year, I had the opportunity to volunteer for various non-profit organizations. Including Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children and along with my sister queens, volunteered for the Ronald McDonald House.The highlight of my summer was going to the North California and Washington pageants as visiting royalty. They were a blast! I met so many great girls and had a lot of fun helping out. But by far my favorite part of the year was going to nationals. It was an action packed week. We toured Hollywood, and shopped on Rodeo Drive. We spent a day in Disneyland, exploring the park and met for a group photo in front of Cinderella’s Castle. I had fun at the themed rehearsals, and the black and white Thanksgiving banquet was fabulous. I was truly honored to win the National Best Resume. My week at nationals was a week I’ll never forget. I’ve made lifelong friends from all over the country. There are so many people I’d like to thank for making this past year a dream come true. To Matt, thank you for providing girls in Oregon the opportunity to participate in the best pageant system ever and supporting me throughout the year. To my sister queens, my Namily, I love you all to the ends of the earth. I will always be here for you and will cherish forever the memories we have made. To my friends and family, thank for all of your love and support. To my Lord and Savior, my life would be nothing without you. Thank you for guiding me through this past year’s journey. And last but not least, Mom. You have done so much for me and have stood right by my side through everything that has happened. I love you endlessly. You truly are the best mom ever. To my successor, this year will fly by so enjoy every moment of your reign. I was blessed with an amazing year.
For the last time I am your 2010-2011 Miss Oregon Pre-Teen, Alison Kotila