2016 Miss Georgia Teen Imani Johnson raises money for Habitudes Leadership Curriculum

On November 12, 2016 Miss Georgia Teen Imani Johnson hosted a benefit dinner theatre to raise money for the Habitudes Leadership Curriculum to  go to students in India.

The Habitudes Leadership Curriculum is a series of books written by Dr. Tim Elmore that teach students about setting goals, not giving into peer pressure, and learning from failures.

The dinner was sponsored by RRHS Beta Club, KOTRT, Big Girls Catering, and the Cherokee Theater company who performed a play called “Death by Chocolate.”

2016 North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Campbell Lindquist at Ronald McDonald House

2016 North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Campbell Lindquist Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House.

2016 North Carolina Sister Queens at Durham Bulls Game

The 2016 North Carolina Sister Queens had their names announced at the Durham Bulls Baseball Game.

2016 Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Campbell Lindquist 4th of July Parade

2016 Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Campbell Lindquist participated in the 4th of July Parade in Boone, NC.

2016 Miss Georgia Teen Imani Johnson Donates School Supplies to Y.E.L.L.S.

2016 Miss Georgia Teen, Imani Johnson, donated school supplies to Yells Organization.

Y.E.L.L.S. stands for Youth Empowerment through learning, leadership and service.


Imani will also be speaking to the students involved with the program in the coming weeks about believing in themselves.

2016 North Carolina Jr. Teen Campbell Lindquist Reads to Local Children

Here are some pictures of Campbell reading to our local kindergarten class.


The class was studying fairy tales and modern day princesses. Campbell got to talk about what it meant to be a “real princess”…kind…caring…willing to help others.

2016 Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen Sophie Jacobson and American Girl

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.

2016 Miss Pre-Teen Sophie Jacobson
2016 Miss Pre-Teen Sophie Jacobson

2016 Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen Claudia Fether and Meals by Grace

National American Miss Team Georgia was busy serving their community this past weekend by preparing, packing and delivering food to children and families in need with an organization called Meals by Grace.

Spearheaded by Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen, Claudia Fether, this team of queens came together with NAM All-American qualifiers, siblings and parents to feed 45 families. Service activities included unloading food from trucks, sorting cans and dry goods, selecting and packing each family’s food needs, creating personalized encouragement cards and delivering the food to each family.

Books donated by Georgia NAM contestants were carefully sorted by age and hand picked to be placed in each family’s box making sure each child was given an age-appropriate book. Delivery was the highlight of the day as children and their guardians anxiously awaited the arrival of their food which will feed their family for an entire week.

Some children even received birthday cakes to celebrate their birthdays in the upcoming week. It was a day of blessings for everyone involved and these amazing young ladies are already looking forward to the next opportunity to serve together representing National American Miss!

2016 Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Damacia Howard Volunteering

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.

Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Damacia Howard and Vanessa Bell Calloway
Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Damacia Howard and Vanessa Bell Calloway

 

Damácia being interviewed by Bounce TV.

Samantha Sayar, 2015 Miss Georgia Pre- Teen, welcomes this years contestants.

Samantha Sayar Samantha Sayar.jpg2 Samantha Sayar.jpg3 Samantha Sayar.jpg4 Samantha Sayar.jpg5 Samantha Sayar.jpg6 Samantha Sayar.jpg7 Samantha Sayar.jpg8 Samantha Sayar.jpg9 Samantha Sayar.jpg10Dear 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