Madison Wheat, Tennessee Jr. Teen Queen, served as a Master of Ceremonies for the 2010 American Girl Doll Fashion Show benefiting Special Olympics Tennessee.

Special Olympics Tennessee partners with The American Girl Doll Company each year for a fundraising event. This event includes 4 fashion shows where young girls ages 6-10 model outfits that match the time period of the doll they are representing.

Special Olympics Tennessee partners with The American Girl Doll Company each year for a fundraising event. This event includes 4 fashion shows where young girls ages 6-10 model outfits that match the time period of the doll they are representing. This is a fun event for the community where they serve “tea party” style snacks. Proceeds from sponsors, an auction, ticket sales, and donations go to support Special Olympics in Tennessee.
As one of the emcee’s of this year’s event, Madison had the privilege of introducing the various dolls and the models. American Girl dolls are rich in history and tell a unique story. This introduction included describing the time frame in which this doll lived, describing her clothing and what life was like where she lived. As emcee, she engaged the audience in learning about the history of the dolls and actively engaging them in the show.
When she wasn’t on stage, Madison loved being able to walk around and simply provide encouragement for the young girls who served as models with the dolls. She was also able to serve as a greeter and talked with young guests about NAM, American Girl Dolls, and Special Olympics.
There was much work to do to prepare for the event. Madison learned a lot about the history of our great country. Madison said “it was a fabulous experience.” She can’t wait until the summer when she can help on the field or on the court with her favorite Special Olympics athletes.

2010 Miss Tennessee Kacey Stark works with Loaves & Fishes Christian Food Ministry, Inc.

The mission of the non-profit institution is to “offer assistance, encouragement and empowerment of persons in need through the distribution of food and limited financial assistance”. Those in need may receive donations from the distribution center, or via home delivery by a Loaves & Fishes volunteer.

Located in Burlington, North Carolina, Loaves & Fishes is an organization that distributes food donations from the community to families in need throughout the surrounding six counties. The mission of the non-profit institution is to “offer assistance, encouragement and empowerment of persons in need through the distribution of food and limited financial assistance”. Those in need may receive donations from the distribution center, or via home delivery by a Loaves & Fishes volunteer. This philanthropy also organizes several special events throughout the year to give back to the city, such as Make a Difference Day and the Thanksgiving Lunch.
Loaves & Fishes is an organization that is close to Kacey’s heart, since the entity exemplifies the importance of a caring community, and the impact one person’s contribution can make. Hunger and poverty in the United States are issues that affect many families within each county. According to www.feedingamerica.org, one in six Americans are food insecure, and 43.6 million Americans were in poverty in 2009. Adequate nutrition is a necessity to one’s total well being; the effects of malnutrition can be severe, especially for children. Many who are struggling with hunger are hardworking citizens who simply cannot make ends meet despite the desire to provide for his or her family. This national issue of hunger can be combated one neighborhood at a time through charity projects such as Loaves & Fishes. Having a role in an organization that provides resources and encouragement to families in need has been a rewarding experience for Kacey. She has seen how a community can work together to make a positive impact. She hopes to encourage others to support those in need in their hometown by donating or volunteering at their local food bank. Together, we can make a positive impact by helping our neighbors overcome poverty.

Farewell from 2010 South Carolina Pre-Teen Queen Brianna Genelle Williams.

Welcome to the Miss South Carolina Pageant! I am so excited to meet all of you. We have so much fun ahead of us! Enjoy every minute of your experience here this weekend, because it will truly be a time that you will never forget.

Dear Contestants,
Welcome to the Miss South Carolina Pageant! I am so excited to meet all of you. We have so much fun ahead of us! Enjoy every minute of your experience here this weekend, because it will truly be a time that you will never forget.
I can hardly believe that it has been a year since my journey as Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen began. I will always cherish the memories gained through my National American Miss experience. I was so excited to take my first trip to California to compete in Nationals! The excitement really hit me when I boarded my plane in Myrtle Beach, and felt like true royalty when I was given a shout out from my flight attendant and fellow passengers wishing me good luck in California. Nationals was amazing! I made so many friends and had an unbelievable experience. I also enjoyed participating in community service programs across South Carolina and meeting many of you at open calls.
I would like to thank God for blessing me with this unbelievable opportunity, and all of my family and friends for their love and support during my reign. I would also like to thank Matt Leverton and his great staff for always making me feel special, and the National American Miss family for sponsoring such an outstanding pageant.
As my reign comes to a close, I would like to wish all of the contestants this weekend the best of luck. Only one girl can be crowned, but all of you can walk away knowing that you are special. Never give up on your dreams. I competed for three years before my dream of being crowned Miss South Carolina finally came true. To my successor, I hope that you treasure your title and know that it is an honor to wear the NAM crown. Enjoy every minute and take a lot of pictures!
Again, good luck to all of you, and let’s get this party started!!!!!!!
Best Wishes Always,
Brianna Genelle Williams
2010 Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen

National American Miss North Carolina Jr.Teen Queen, Rachel Earley works with S.W.E.E.T. Revenge Diabetes Support Group.

S.W.E.E.T. (Supporting with Education, Encouragement and Togetherness) Revenge Diabetes Support Group has given parents and their children a chance to meet others in the same situation and time to talk about the issues that many families deal with.

S.W.E.E.T. (Supporting with Education, Encouragement and Togetherness) Revenge Diabetes Support Group has given parents and their children a chance to meet others in the same situation and time to talk about the issues that many families deal with. Each month there is a planned topic and often a guest speaker. Rachel Earley was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes in June, 2005, and has been an active member of the support group since 2007. She has contributed over 200 hours of organizing, planning, and speaking. To recognize her efforts, she was promoted to Youth Director as of January 2010. She was the honorary guest speaker for the month of October, where she shared her troubles and triumphs, and the importance of responsibility with diabetes from the perspective of a patient. She also coordinated and hosted an informative “November is National Diabetes Awareness Month” booth in the Family Network Center of Mission Children’s Clinic in her hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, promoting awareness for the disease. Currently, she is working on a Child Mentoring program that creates a buddy-system for teens and children with diabetes. In doing so, this will provide a trustworthy atmosphere for parents to leave there children with diabetes in the hands of an experienced and responsible diabetic during activities such as babysitting and overall support with the disease.

National American Miss Oregon Pre-Teen Queen Alison Kotila works with Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children.

Community service is a big part of Alison’s life! It gives her the chance to have fun and make a difference at the same time. Community service is great because she gets to leave her world for a while and see what it’s like in someone else’s. That’s why Alison loves volunteering at the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children.

Community service is a big part of Alison’s life! It gives her the chance to have fun and make a difference at the same time. Community service is great because she gets to leave her world for a while and see what it’s like in someone else’s. That’s why Alison loves volunteering at the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children.
The Providence Center is an amazing place! It’s a place where kids with serious medical limitations live. None of the kids can walk or talk. The goal of Providence is to help these children have a better life.
As a volunteer, her job is to help brighten the life of kids and to help them have fun. She has been asigned a “buddy”. Alison’s buddy is just about her age and they have fun painting finger nails, playing games and reading. Her buddy was introduced to her as a “princess”. She has a princess doll and a tiara. Perfect match! They both wear their tiaras as Alison reads princess stories.
Recently, she had the opportunity to help set up a haunted house. Alison got to take several kids through the house and help them feel “monster’s eye balls” (peeled grapes). It was great to see their reactions and laughter.
This past weekend Alison got to help at the Providence “Opportunities for Joy” Radiothon. The radiothon was to raise money to support their Augmentative Communication Program. The augmentative communication boards literally give kids a voice. Each board costs $15,000. They raised over $30,000. Two more kids now get to talk.
So far, Alison has had a blast volunteering at Providence. Everytime she visits the kids she feels her life is brightened as well. Alison says she couldn’t ask for a better community service opportunity and she plans to volunteer there for a long time.