I am so excited to meet all of you! This weekend will be one you will never forget. Last year I stood in your shoes, in awe of this whole situation, and even more, that I was a part of this amazing adventure. And yes, oh so excited and more than a little nervous! Relax and enjoy every minute. NAM is truly the experience of a lifetime! If there is something I can do to help make this weekend more pleasant for you, please don’t hesitate to ask.
To my successor, you are going to have a blast this year. Get ready for the best year of your life! Serving as NAMiss South Carolina Jr Teen has been absolutely amazing! It was such an honor and a privilege, an experience I will never forget. The opportunities to show God’s love and bring smiles to so many faces was such a blessing to me. I was able to visit with the elderly, see our brave soldiers off as they went to fight for our freedom in Afghanistan, ride in parades, meet the Governor and encourage pre-school students to eat healthy and exercise, promoting my platform “Fitness for the Future”. It is truly magical to see their excitement when meeting a “princess”. You will find it a blessing to reach out and make a difference in someone else’s life. Traveling to Nationals in California and representing our great state was truly an honor. I met an amazing group of new friends. Girls who were a lot like me……smart, enthusiastic, kind and beautiful inside and out!
To all my North and South Carolina sister queens, I know we will always have a special NAM bond. Mr. Matt, you are the best, and Chick-Fil-A will always make me think of you! Ms. Michelle thanks for making open calls so much fun and yes, I did bring my tide to go pen with me this weekend! To my friends and family, thanks for being such an awesome support system. I love you all!
2010 NAMiss South Carolina Jr Teen