September 2nd, 2014
MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Lexie Spooner, National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen for South Carolina, organized a donation drive and bake sale for Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter. Using Sweet Dreams, Sewn Seams and Jelli Beans as a drop off location, Spooner collected 30 rolls of paper towels, bottles of Dawn dish detergent, Clorox bleach, pet food and much more. On Saturday July 12, she held a bake sale and raised over $340 for the animals of Colleton County. Lexie, was featured in The Press & Standard and The Colletonian.
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June 7th, 2014
Kaitlyn Connell, National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Cover Girl has been busy volunteering all around town! She helped at The Ambassador’s Ball, a fundraiser for the Allegro Foundation, a nonprofit that helps children with disabilities. Guests of honor for the evening were Manuel Sager, the ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, and his wife, Christine. Felix Sabates hosted the gala at his Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte dealership. Highlights included a performance by the children of Allegro dedicated to the memory of the late Allegro supporter Victor George Sayegh and dancing to the Caliente band, Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s house band for their Bongos Cuban Cafe. (Photo by Daniel Coston – Special to the Observer) Kaitlyn and the Allegro students performed a dance at the Ambassador’s Ball, and after the performance, Kaitlyn was invited as a guest by Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte. Along with the Allegro Foundation she volunteered with a Champion for Children with Disabilities for a total of 9 hours between the dates of August 22nd and September 24th. Her involvement with Allegro Foundation was as a Teaching Assistant for a performance at our 4th Annual Golf Invitational. She was paired with a student living with Down syndrome and assisted him throughout the performance and rehearsals.
Kaitlyn also met with Charlotte’s Mayor Patrick Cannon and with Former U.S. Representative Sue Myrick.
Kaitlyn also enjoyed volunteering and being National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Cover Girl at Matthews Alive Parade.
Kaitlyn was also able to join her sister queens,Branndi Alden National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Queen and Megan Ebert Miss Queen at The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Kaitlyn stopped by the Ronald McDonald House to donate some craft supplies! She wanted to donate to the Ronald McDonald house because when she grows up she wants to be a pediatric oncologist.
National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Cover Girl Kaitlyn Connell visited with Anchor Blair Miller at WSOC-TV Channel 9 on August 15th. She donated school supplies that were turned in by all the National American Miss participants and these will be distributed among the children that can’t afford to buy them. She also met with April Garcia the owner of Kids-R-Kids Learning Academy. Kaitlyn donated books from all the NAM contestants.
NAM North Carolina Pre-Teen Cover Girl Kaitlyn Connell volunteered with Allegro Foundation…a Champion for Children with Disabilities for a total of 9 hours between the dates of August 22nd and September 24th. Her involvement with Allegro Foundation was as a Teaching Assistant for a performance at our 4th Annual Golf Invitational. She was paired with a student living with Down syndrome and assisted him throughout the performance and rehearsals.
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December 26th, 2013
Katlyn Dillard, National American Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Cover Girl in the newspaper and also a proclamation from the City of Mt Juliet.
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November 8th, 2013
Virginia 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,
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November 3rd, 2013
Caitlyn Banks, National American Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, is starting a new campaign, “One Warm Coat” to collect new or gently used coats for people in need to keep them warm in the winter. Coats can be mailed to her at 245 Morgan Ranch Cir, Bonaire GA 31005. Caitlyn was featured in the newspaper for this wonderful mission she has started. What a wonderful way to help others!
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