2013 National American Miss Tennessee Miss Queen Sarah Ford was featured in The Williamson Source.

April 17th, 2014

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Rebecca Markert, Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen, Participates in 6th Annual Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5K‏.

January 29th, 2014

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Sentinel Community Section - Crowning Moment 10.6.13Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen, Rebecca Markert attended and volunteered at the 6th Annual Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5K Race on behalf of her charity of choice, Little Smiles. Rebecca spent time with the children of competitors during the main race; officially started the kids’ race; high-fived and celebrated with finishers following the kids’ race; and finished off the morning by handing out awards to all of the winners. Over 1200 runners were in attendance at the event; and $6,000 was raised and donated to Little Smiles.

One of Rebecca’s more important responsibilities as Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen is her involvement with the Florida-based Little Smiles charity, a local organization dedicated to children, which she chose as her campaign platform. Little Smiles is a non-profit volunteer organizations based in Florida that provides toys, movies, computers, celebrity meet-and-greets, concert and sporting event tickets, theme park trips, junk food runs, and much more to children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters throughout Florida. Through the charity, Rebecca has already had the opportunity to spend time at the Miami Children’s Hospital with some of the young patients, Virginia from the KVJ radio show, deliver pizza to the nurses, and shoot Nerf guns with the kids!

Learn more about the organization at www.LittleSmiles.org.

Learn more at: http://www.jeffannas5k.com/

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National American Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Caitlyn Banks meets Miss Georgia, Carly Marhis.

January 22nd, 2014

CaitlynNational American Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Caitlyn Banks meets Miss Georgia, Carly Marhis. They were both on hand to help at the Miss Warner Robins pageant. What a neat experience Caitlyn got to have. She had a blast helping and meeting Miss Georgia.

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Alexandria Murphy,National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen volunteered at the Pageant Girls for A Cure.

January 16th, 2014

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Alexandria Murphy4Alexandria Murphy,National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen volunteered at the Pageant Girls for A Cure. Pageant Girls for A Cure was a dinner and fashion show. All the proceeds went to the American Heart Association. She joined Alexandra Fosco, National American Miss Illinois Jr. Teen Queen and Imani Muse, National American Miss Illinois Junior Pre-Teen Queen.

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National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Alexandria Murphy helps out at the Tennessee pageant.

December 28th, 2013

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TN pageant wMEbertNational American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Alexandria Murphy helps out at the Tennessee pageant. She helped with pageant check-in as well as being around to help answer questions and lend a smiling face and encouragement. Alexandria had a great time helping out and being able to pass out trophies during the finales.

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Ali Carr former National American Miss emcee is hosting on ShopNBC.

December 12th, 2013

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National American Miss Tennessee Miss Queen Sarah Ford was featured in the newspaper.

November 26th, 2013

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Sabrina Abreu, National American Miss Florida Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, volunteers at the New York National American Miss Pageant.

November 16th, 2013

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Sabrina Abreu5Sabrina Abreu, National American Miss Florida Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, volunteers at the New York National American Miss Pageant. She was able to dance with the contestants during the pageant finale and help with handing out trophies. She had a wonderful time and a really fun experience and can’t wait to help more.

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Meet Kaitlyn Connell your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Cover Girl.

November 9th, 2013

Kaitlyn ConnellMeet Kaitlyn Connell your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Cover Girl.

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Virginia Wyckoff, National American Miss Georgia Teen Queen, volunteers with Project MailCall and also had an article appear in the Marietta Daily Journal.

November 8th, 2013

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Virginia Wyckoff3Virginia Wyckoff, National American Miss Georgia Teen Queen, volunteers once a month at Project MailCall, an organization committed to sending food and supplies to our troops stationed throughout the world. Here are some pictures from her latest service project and the letter from the organizers, Ed and Mary Ettel. Virginia has enjoyed giving back in her community especially for our service men and women who put themselves in harms way every day for our freedom….Virginia was also featured in an article which appeared in the Marietta Daily Journal, their local paper, on Virginia and the life skills she has learned from being in pageants. Here is the original article, written by Sarah Chambers:

MARIETTA — Virginia Wyckoff of east Cobb — Miss Georgia for the National American Miss Georgia Pageant — never thought she would participate in beauty pageants, let alone hold more that three titles at one time.

But when a pageant consultant approached her after she operated the microphone for a fashion show hosted at her high school, she decided to explore the world of pageantry.

Wyckoff, a 17-year-old rising senior at Walton High School, entered her first pageant, Little Miss Cobb County, in February 2012, and won the pageant in 2013.

“Kim Vaughn, who actually lives just down the street from me, said, ‘You are really great on stage and you should really consider doing pageants,” Wyckoff recalled. “She actually became my coach and helped me to prepare for the National American Miss Georgia Pageant and other pageants I’ve participated in.”

Wyckoff went on to become Miss Marietta in 2013, as well as Miss Georgia for the National American Miss Pageant, which she won in June.

Wyckoff said training for and participating in pageants has helped her perfect many valuable skills, such as public speaking, that she plans to use in the future.

“We do mock interviews, which is definitely very helpful because it helps you to practice talking to interviewers or going on a job interview, which are really great life skills to learn,” Wyckoff said.

Despite being ranked by judges during the pageants, Wyckoff said participating in the pageants has helped her gain self confidence.

“I know pageants have helped me come out of my box and being on stage, having to stand in front of an audience and perform a personal introduction or perform live, I think it’s good practice, and I know that I’ve always had it inside of me, and it has helped me blossom over this year. I would definitely recommend it for any girl,” Wyckoff said.

In addition to her pageant involvement, Wyckoff volunteers in the east Cobb community with a passion for working with children. She works with the children’s ministry at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, serves as president of Walton Community Outreach, and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. She also participated in a book drive for elementary school students through NAM, which only requested participants donate one book. Wyckoff donated 212.

“I guess I just love children’s innocence, and because they’re so little they still need someone to depend on and it’s nice for me to be a role model and mentor to them,” Wyckoff said.

Wyckoff and her mother are preparing to travel to Hollywood, Calif., this November for the National American Miss Pageant.

“I don’t ever get nervous, but I feel like right before I go on stage, I get really pumped up and I constantly tell myself it’s going to be so much fun,” Wyckoff said of competing. “It’s all about the fun. I don’t go to win; I go to have fun and make new friends and that’s kind of my self goal that I have that I always achieve.”

As Wyckoff prepares to graduate high school in 2014 and attend a college in Georgia to study acting and performing, she said she does not plan to continue participating in pageants after graduation.

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Miss Georgia finds life skills in pageants

However, The reporter misunderstood her or misquoted her in the last line…Virginia wanted to say that she would not be competing in the Teen level after her high school graduation, but would continue at the Miss level. She also stated that pageants were a wonderful opportunity for young girls to earn scholarship money for college…but that was not published either. But it did represent Virginia well, just a bit of a misunderstanding, still glad to have the article written. To view the original you can check it out at their website,

http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/23130061/article-Miss-Georgia-finds-life-skills-in-pageants?instance=news

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