National American Miss Team Georgia was busy serving their community this past weekend by preparing, packing and delivering food to children and families in need with an organization called Meals by Grace.
Spearheaded by Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen, Claudia Fether, this team of queens came together with NAM All-American qualifiers, siblings and parents to feed 45 families. Service activities included unloading food from trucks, sorting cans and dry goods, selecting and packing each family’s food needs, creating personalized encouragement cards and delivering the food to each family.
Books donated by Georgia NAM contestants were carefully sorted by age and hand picked to be placed in each family’s box making sure each child was given an age-appropriate book. Delivery was the highlight of the day as children and their guardians anxiously awaited the arrival of their food which will feed their family for an entire week.
Some children even received birthday cakes to celebrate their birthdays in the upcoming week. It was a day of blessings for everyone involved and these amazing young ladies are already looking forward to the next opportunity to serve together representing National American Miss!
Thursday, January 19th – Damácia participated in the opening ceremony (“Youth on Parade”) for Bounce TV’s 25th Annual Trumpet Awards. She recited a monologue “Staying Power” by D.M. Larson. She also met former New England Patriots player Tyrone Poole.
Saturday, January 21 (her 14th birthday) – Damácia was invited to walk the Red Carpet at Bounce TV’s 25th Annual Trumpet Awards at the Cobb Energy Center in Cobb County Georgia. She was interviewed and met some great people.
Damácia and actress/gospel recording artist Tamela Mann sharing their awesome black need out shoes.
Damácia with award winning actor and family friend, Louis Gossett, Jr.
Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Spokesmodel Damácia Howard won the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Damácia was the state of Georgia Middle Level Winnder. She in turn received several state level awards and recognition from President Obama, Governor Nathan Deal, Senator Donzella James, Secretary of State Brian J. Kemp, Georgia Superintendent of Schools Mr. Richard Woods, Congressman David Scott and Union City, GA Mayor Vince Williams will be honoring Damácia on April 19th with a proclamation declaring April 19th as Damácia Howard. Damácia will be traveling to Washington DC, to be honored with 101 others students at a banquet at the Smithsonian. She’ll enjoy four full days of festivities.
Miss Kentucky Teen and Pre-Teen attend the 5th annual SHINE Disabilities Formal. Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Landry Feldmeier and Miss Kentucky Teen Becca Osborne were among the celebrity guests on the red carpet for the 5th annual SHINE Disabilities Formal. They had the pleasure of greeting guests who came from miles around to attend this special night for adults with developmental disabilities. The evening allowed for photos, dancing, dinner, games, karaoke, a salon, and a whole lot of fun designed to help make each and every attendee feel special and have a night to SHINE! Each year the event grows and this year was no exception with over 1000 in attendance. Landry and Becca thought it was such a pleasure to see the smiles on everyone’s faces as they truly had a blast!
Miss South Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Tymia McCullough collects and donates books! Tymia had been collecting book and had the opportunity to give them to her local pediatric office for the kids. While she was there it was brought to her attention that her local pediatric office did not offer books for a variety of ages, so she decided to make this her mission in giving back. Tymia was able to help children pick a book that they would like. Tymia was able to inform the staff on how important it is in helping children find a book to better their education.
Leanndra Thompson 2015 Miss Kentucky attended the Lexington Heart Ball. The Lexington Heart Ball was put on by the Lexington Heart Association which is a benefit dinner to help raise money and awareness for heart disease. Today is also International Wear Red Day to show support for women’s heart health; which is why she wore a red dress! Her hair and make up were done by Jacqueline Smither who was the 2013 National American Miss Kentucky Teen and is now a hair and makeup artist for Paul Mitchell. Leanndra met her at her first NAM state pageant and they have been friends ever since. Leanndra loves how NAM has brought her life long friends like Jacqueline!