The 2016 North Carolina Sister Queens had their names announced at the Durham Bulls Baseball Game.
Miss South Carolina Princess Saylor Porcaro met the stars of Entertainment Tonight! Saylor met Kevin Frazier from Entertainment Tonight and got a shout out from Nancy O’Dell his co host and former Miss South Carolina.
Tennessee Princess Ava Lowe met with Senator Kerry Roberts. Ava received a special gift from Senator Kerry Roberts before going to Nationals as well as an invitation to be his special guest on the floor of the Tennessee State Senate. The gift she received was a very special Tennessee Blue Book, the Blue Book is orange because it is dedicated to Pat Head Summit, former head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. She visited the Senate floor on January 25, 2016, although she was out of school for a snow day, she definitely got her history lesson in thanks to Senator Kerry Roberts and his wife Diane. She received a wonderful tour of the capital, was introduced on the Senate floor as Senator Roberts’ special guest and she also got to sit in on a committee meeting.
South Carolina Princess Saylor Porcaro met with Congressman Mark Sanford. He sent Saylor a really nice letter congratulating her before she competed at Nationals. Saylor also had a chance to meet with all of the Florida Queens when visiting Orlando. They met during a visiting royality appearance and have been friends since! That’s what NAM is all about…making new friends and experiences.
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.
Adventure Bags, Inc. works with organizations that work with displaced children such as DFCS, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and teen shelters. They provide these organizations with a book bag of important items like: a stuffed animal, toothbrush, toothpaste, under garments, hair brush or comb, socks, coloring books, crayons and a journal for children to write down their thoughts so that when they do have to go to an unfamiliar place the children have some items that are ALL their own. Adventure Bags, Inc. serves counties all over Georgia and it is their intention to help provide children in crisis security and comfort. More information about this organization can be found at www.adventurebags.org.
Miss Tennessee Princess Ava Lowe donates supplies to local Health Department. Ava donated school supplies that were donated at the Tennessee State pageant to Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley and Kelley Harris with the Robertson County Health Department. The supplies were for Mayor Bradley’s 8th annual Back to School Bash where students can get free school supplies as well as free checkups and sports physicals.
Miss South Carolina Princess Saylor Porcaro volunteered at a shelter. She collected towels for pet helpers to use at their shelter. They use towels for different things such as, making dog toys, beds for animals etc. Last November Saylor and her family lost their beloved family pet Dusty to sudden heart failure. During Dusty’s stay at the emergency vet Saylor was very interested in their program they have for unwanted stuffed animals. They use them for the animals in their care there so their family can leave their scent on a stuffed animal for their pet to snuggle while away from their family. She collected stuffed animals for the emergency vet to use with their patients. Although their Dusty never left the emergency vet, they will continue to do this in her honor cause they know that a little piece of them was with her when they couldn’t be via a donated stuffed animal. Saylor loves animals and just to help wherever she can.