Amaris Shipman, National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, participated in Stuff the Bus!

March 20th, 2015

AmarisAmaris Shipman, National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, participated in Stuff the Bus! This event is organized by the Cumberland County Social workers. Stuff the Bus is held to assist children with getting school supplies. 

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North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Amaris Shipman, volunteered at the Fayetteville Observer’s Kidtopia.

March 12th, 2015

Amaris Amaris.jpg2 Amaris.jpg3 Amaris.jpg4 Amaris.jpg5North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Amaris Shipman, volunteered at the Fayetteville Observer’s Kidtopia. This event was presented by Village Family Dentistry at the Crown Coliseum. This was a  hands on event for kids included inflatables, live entertainment, food, and activities. Amaris had a great time helping and was glad to be able to lend a hand to such a good cause!

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Amaris Shipman, National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, volunteers during the holidays!

February 28th, 2015

Amaris Shipman Amaris Shipman.jpg2Amaris Shipman, National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, volunteers during the holidays! Amaris volunteered in her local community of Cumberland County. She had the spirit of giving and was able to give back in her town. 

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Nikya Hightower, National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Queen has been busy representing the National American Miss!

February 4th, 2015

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North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Meredith Twigg donated books to local elementary school and church.

December 6th, 2014

Meredith Twigg Meredith Twigg, National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen donated the books from the pageant to the principal of Bessemer Elementary School in Greensboro.  Bessemer Elementary School and First Baptist Church Greensboro hosted a “Steps to Success” Kindergarten camp for children. The camp aims to equip these new kindergarteners, some of which do not speak any English, with the necessary skills and confidence needed to start school. Meredith is volunteering this week as a “Buddy” for the children and travels through a mock school day each day. Breakfast and lunch is provided by the church. Meredith donated all the books to the school to be used as take home books for these children to have. Some of these children live in the Children’s Home and others do not have books at home. Students will get take home “homework” bags with these books in them.

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Nikya Hightower, National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Queen in her first official photo shoot!

November 1st, 2014

NikyaNikya Hightower, National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Queen in her first official photo shoot!

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National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Marindia Humbert, attended a scholarship fundraiser.

August 23rd, 2014

Marindia Humbert2Marindia Humbert,  Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-teen Queen, met with Scott Chadwick, the mayor of Swansboro, NC. They met at the annual scholarship fundraiser. It was a great experience for Marindia.

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Farewell from your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Princess, Niyah Marie Smith.

July 22nd, 2014

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TeachBoysandGirlsSuccessProgramWow! Being the 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Princess has been an experience like no other. From the moment I first arrived at the 2013 NAM pageant last year, I knew that I would forever be changed. I met the most amazing girls, had a great time, and met friends that would last a life time.
During this past year, I have been able to give back to my community and volunteer my time reading to young children at the Jordan Center, assist with the book mobile, travel to Charlotte, to work with the Teach Boys and Girls Success program, volunteer at the light the night walk for the leukemia and lymphoma society, meet the governor of North Carolina, march in the MLK parade, attend the North Carolina open calls and training sessions, and get to know my wonderful North Carolina sister queens.
My trip to the National Pageant in Anaheim, California was amazing! I got to meet girls from all over the US, go to Disneyland for the first time, tour Hollywood, and hang out with my new friends. I even made it to the top ten finalists. Not bad for my first nationals ever!
To each and every one of you, I want to say, shoot for the stars, no one can stop you from reaching your full potential, and to my successor, enjoy your year of reign, you will never be the same.

I am your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Princess, Niyah Marie Smith.

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Kaitlyn Connell, 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen cover girl, looks back over her year.

July 1st, 2014

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI can’t believe it has been one year since I have been crowned your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Cover Girl. I was so honored to be able to represent my state and help my community. I have had so many opportunities such as traveling to our State Capital and meeting Governor Pat McCrory. Being invited to the Ambassador’s Ball hosted by Mercedes Benz of South Charlotte, where I met The Ambassador of Switzerland, Manual Sager and his wife, former U.S. Representative Sue Myrick and the Mayor. I also had the opportunity to meet Bob Beyer, the Assistant Coach for the Charlotte Bobcats. I volunteered at different organizations such as retirement homes, The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, The Allegro Foundation of Charlotte …a Champion for Children with Disabilities, which I hold very near and dear to my heart. I walked with my sister queens in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I handed out the books and stuffed animals donated by the contestants to WSOC-TV School Tools, Shands School of Matthews, The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and Kids-R-Kids. I also had the opportunity of being in parades.
Then it was time for Nationals. Nationals was truly the best week of my life. What an awesome experience! I totally enjoyed hanging out with my NC sister queen, Brandi at Disneyland, sister’s forever! Thank you for showing us around! And also touring Hollywood was so much fun. While I was at Nationals, I won National American Miss National Pre-Teen Cover Girl and got to walk the red carpet.
I have made so many new friends this year and was able to be involved in so many opportunities. I totally enjoyed working at the NC Open Calls and meeting all the new contestants. I also was invited to perform at the Opening Ceremonies of The Special Olympics of NC with The Allegro Foundation.
To my sister queens, Niyah, Skyla, Marindia, Brandi, Alexandra, Shivali, and Megan, I have been so blessed to have shared this journey with all of you. To Alex, Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen, thank you for being so much fun to be around, you are my life-long sister and I love you so much.
To Mom and Dad, thank you so much for supporting my dreams and never giving up no matter how busy this journey was. And to Dad for always making times fun!
To Mr. Matt Leverton, thanks for being the best state director ever and being so supportive of all of us. Thank you and your team for making this organization so much fun.
To my successor, this will be the best year of your life, embrace the moment. Until next time, I am and forever will be your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Cover Girl Kaitlyn Connell.

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Megan Ebert, National American Miss North Carolina Miss Queens says farewell.

June 25th, 2014

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Megan Ebert.JPG11My year as the National American Miss for North Carolina is one that I will never forget. I was able to spend time and get to know some of my sister queens and other state royalty at open calls for NC and SC, as well as at Nationals.
Having the privilege of meeting our Governor Pat McCrory and the Burlington Mayor Ronnie Wall. I had a blast volunteering and helping raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure with two of my sister queens, as well as delivering bears and other personal items to the Ronald McDonald house for the families. I was able to enjoy a beautiful summer evening with some of sister queens at a Greensboro Grasshopper Baseball Game at their annual Princess Night. Nationals was an experience I will never forget. Placing in the top 10 at Nationals was a true blessing and the friendships made during that week will last a lifetime!
To my director Matt and his wonderful staff, thank y’all so much for all y’all have done for me and my family. It’s hard to believe that nine years ago I stepped foot on the National American Miss stage for the very first time as a shy pre-teen, and very soon I will stand on the same stage for the last time as a confident, growing young woman!
To every young lady who competes in National American Miss, no matter what age division your in or what state you reside in. Always remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and you are beautiful just they way you are! Never given up your hopes and dreams, because if you can dream than you can achieve it!
I look forward to meeting all the NC contestants this week!!
Much love always,
Megan Ebert
Miss North Carolina

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