The new American Girl Doll from Nashville was introduced to the world today. And yes, that’s your 2016 Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen Sophie Jacobson, as one of the human likenesses for Tenney.
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.
Damácia with NBA great Dikembe Mutombo.
Damácia with actress Vanessa Bell Calloway.
Damácia being interviewed by Bounce TV.
Dear 2016 Georgia NAM State Finalists,
One year ago, I was completely dumbfounded to be named Miss Georgia Pre-teen! It was my first year with NAM, so I am so excited to be an inspiration to contestants who are competing for the first time, in addition to those who have pursued their dream for years. I learned that with hard work, confidence, and a genuine heart, you can do anything!
A few of the highlights throughout my year have been a super fun rainy-day photo shoot with my sister queens, meeting the band 5 Seconds of Summer, volunteering at my church’s local soup kitchen, and making lasting memories with my family at Nationals, where I was blessed to place in the Top Ten.
I could not have achieved everything I did this year without my incredible support system. Huge thanks go out to Mr. Matt Leverton and his fantastic staff, my sister queens, Daddy and April, Momma and Greg, my sweet siblings, all of my wonderful grandparents, uncles, and most importantly God. It clearly takes a village to raise a child!
National American Miss has taught me about the importance of serving one’s community, and it has been an honor to use my title for that purpose. I have enjoyed every moment of this phenomenal experience; it is one that I will always treasure.
Cinderella’s advice is worth quoting: “Have courage and be kind.” With this, you can achieve your dreams.
Always and forever,
Samantha Sayar, Miss Georgia Pre-teen
My name is Jessica Johnson, the reigning Miss NC Pre-Teen Queen. I am 11 years old, in the 5th grade at Highland Creek Elementary in Charlotte, preparing to graduate and attend Northwest School of the Arts, majoring in theatre. Some of my school accomplishments include:
* News crew
* Safety Patrol
* Genius Hour
* Accelerated Reader
* A Honor Role
My hobbies are playing with our dog Miles, swimming, and traveling.
I aspire to be an actress & singer.
During my reigning year I have done many exciting things:
* Volunteered to help at a Benefit to honor those who lost their lives at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
* Gave backpacks out at a back to school drive
* Volunteered at The Ronald McDonald House
* Met Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Congresswoman Alma Adams
* Sister Queens & I participated in the MLK Jr. Parade in Charlotte
* Sister Queen Faith Yeley & I appeared on Good Day Charlotte & WBTV News
* My family & I traveled to Anaheim Ca., for Nationals and had an AWESOME time!
My advice to my successor is to live every moment to the fullest, have fun with this title because the year goes by fast. Always be yourself, dream big, and work hard because if you do these things I promise you will go far.
I have truly enjoyed my year as your Miss NC Pre-Teen Queen. I will never forget this time and I thank my Director Matt Leverton for all the experiences & opportunities my title has afforded me.
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.
North Carolina Queens participated in Martin Luther King parade. Miss North Carolina Pre- Teen Jessica Johnson, Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Mikayla Smith and Miss North Carolina Teen Sally Hennessee were happy to be involved in the Martin Luther King parade in Charlotte North Carolina.
2015 Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Jessica Johnson attended the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir and Spiritual’s performance of the special concert honoring the nine people killed at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, SC. Jessica was instrumental in helping serve lunches to the volunteer choir and musicians prior to the concert. They served about 120 people and Jessica performed duties that involved food service and clean up with her friendly, sweet smile and ease of discussing different topics with our performers. At the appointed time, Jessica stood at the front door with the head usher, welcoming attendees to this very special and somber concert. Her presence and smiles provided such special qualities to those entering the church: hope for the future, welcoming as only a child can do with innocence and love. Jessica added such a specialness to this concert. Jessica performed these tasks with ease and comfort and great poise. She took direction well, understanding immediately what was being asked of her. Choir members, musicians and those attending the concert, were so taken with her. Jessica provided some salve to the wounds of the people of Charleston, something she didn’t even realize she did. The Choir was very grateful to this beautiful young lady and wish her great success in her future endeavors.
Miss Kentucky Princess Isabel Young, Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Caroline West, Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Landry Feldmeier, Miss Kentucky Jr. Teen Emily Greenwell, and Miss Kentucky Teen Rebecca Osborne spent time at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky. The girls got to meet with Governor Beshear. They had a wonderful time at the Capitol and seeing different ways the government works.
National American Miss Queens get together for a good cause! Miss Oregon Pre-Teen Shayla Montgomery, Miss Oregon Jr. Teen Isabella Ellsworth, Miss Oregon Princess Makaia Mellas, Miss Washington Pre-Teen Tiffany Abrahams, and Miss Washington Jr. Teen Hermona Girmay, came together to help with a kids scavenger hunt.