2013 South Florida Pre-Teen Queen Jeanae Ganthier walked for Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk and donated supplies at Renaissance Charter.
2013 National American Miss South Florida Jr. Teen Queen Rebecca Markert represented National American Miss at 2 great causes.
2013 Miss South Florida Jr. Teen Rebecca Markert represented National American Miss at 2 great causes. Rebecca met Ryan Newman at the NASCAR championship in Homestead, Florida. Rebecca represented the Ford Alpha-1 car. Alpha-1 (Antitypsin Deficiency) is an inherited disorder that may cause lung disease and liver disease. There is no cure for this disease.Rebecca was also at the Italian Festival. She was there to help raise money and awareness for Little Smiles. Tony Darrow, from the Soprano’s was also there helping with this great cause.
2013 National American Miss Florida Pre-Teen Queen Jeanae Ganthier volunteers around town and donates school supplies.
National American Miss Florida Queens Race for the Cure in Miami!
2013 South Florida Pre-Teen Queen Jeanae Ganthier donates books and school supplies to a local organization.
Rebecca Markert, Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen, Participates in 6th Annual Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5K.
Miss Florida Junior Teen, Rebecca Markert attended and volunteered at the 6th Annual Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5K Race on behalf of her charity of choice, Little Smiles. Rebecca spent time with the children of competitors during the main race; officially started the kids’ race; high-fived and celebrated with finishers following the kids’ race; and finished off the morning by handing out awards to all of the winners. Over 1200 runners were in attendance at the event; and $6,000 was raised and donated to Little Smiles.
One of Rebecca’s more important responsibilities as Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen is her involvement with the Florida-based Little Smiles charity, a local organization dedicated to children, which she chose as her campaign platform. Little Smiles is a non-profit volunteer organizations based in Florida that provides toys, movies, computers, celebrity meet-and-greets, concert and sporting event tickets, theme park trips, junk food runs, and much more to children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters throughout Florida. Through the charity, Rebecca has already had the opportunity to spend time at the Miami Children’s Hospital with some of the young patients, Virginia from the KVJ radio show, deliver pizza to the nurses, and shoot Nerf guns with the kids!
Learn more about the organization at www.LittleSmiles.org.
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Rebecca Markert, National American Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen, volunteered with Little Smiles.
Rebecca Markert, Miss Florida Junior Teen, volunteered with Little Smiles. Rebecca visited Miami Children’s Hospital with Virginia from the KVJ Radio Show 97.3. Not only did she bring pizza to the nurses, she also had a blast having a nerf gun fight with some of the children. During her visit Rebecca also met a young boy who has had three open heart surgeries and is only four years old. Being at Miami Children’s Hospital reminded her of how lucky she is to be in good health. Rebecca looks forward to more community service projects like this with her title of National American Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen.
Sabrina Abreu, National American Miss Florida Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, volunteers at the New York National American Miss Pageant.
Sabrina Abreu, National American Miss Florida Jr.Pre-Teen Queen, at The Mall of the Americas.
Rebecca Markert, Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen, was featured in The Pineapple Newspaper.
Delray Beach teenager Rebecca Markert has given her home city something to celebrate. The 16-year-old beat out hundreds of other Florida teens on her way to winning the title of Miss Florida Junior Teen. The “South” State of Florida’s National American Miss pageant was held July 20-21 in Miami, Florida. With her win, Rebecca received cash prizes, the official state crown and banner, a VIP day at Disneyland®, and a complimentary trip to the National American Miss competition in Hollywood, California this November. There she will compete against hundreds of Miss Junior Teen state winners from around the country for the title of National American Miss Junior Teen Queen, including the Miss “North” Florida Junior Teen winner, Haley Asofsky.
“The entire pageant experience was eye opening to me,” said Rebecca. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity and I am excited to bring exposure to my platform charity Little Smiles, learn more about the entertainment industry, and represent the sunshine state as Miss Florida Junior Teen.”
The National American Miss Pageant is based on inner beauty as well as poise and presentation. Its founders say emphasis is put on the importance of developing self-confidence, learning good sportsmanship, as well as setting and achieving personal goals. The State of Florida competition was divided into the following areas: beauty and poise, personal introduction, as well as seven individual interviews with the judges. In addition, contestants, including Rebecca, were recognized in a number of other categories, including Miss Personality, Volunteer Service, Talent and more. Despite being new to the pageant arena, Rebecca impressed the judges with her personality, casual wear, spirit, and acting skills – winning awards in each of those classifications.
Rebecca’s talent during the competition included playing the ukulele and singing. While singing comes natural for the high school junior, who has performed in numerous plays and theater productions, playing the Hawaii-born ukulele is not. Always up for a challenge, Rebecca taught herself to play the small string instrument only months before the Miss Florida Junior Teen pageant and performed it with ease.
One of Rebecca’s more important responsibilities as Miss Florida Junior Teen is to be involved with and champion a charity of her choice. Rebecca has already started partnering with the Florida-based Little Smiles charity, a local organization dedicated to children, which she chose as her campaign platform. Little Smiles is a non-profit volunteer organizations based in Florida that provides toys, movies, computers, celebrity meet-and-greets, concert and sporting event tickets, theme park trips, junk food runs, and much more to children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters throughout Florida. Through the charity, Rebecca has already had the opportunity to spend time at the Miami Children’s Hospital with some of the young patients, Virginia from the KVJ radio show, deliver pizza to the nurses, and shoot Nerf® guns with the kids! Learn more about the organization at www.LittleSmiles.org.
About Rebecca Markert
Rebecca Markert is 2013 Miss Florida Junior Teen. Rebecca is 16 years old and lives with her family in Delray Beach, Florida. She is a junior at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is an honors student; National Honors Society member; member of the school’s varsity cheerleading squad; an actor in the fall and spring theater productions; and a member of the school’s Thespians and Cappies “Critics and Awards Program” clubs. Rebecca is a New England Academy of Dance and Boca Ballet Theatre trained dancer with more than 12 years of experience. She also spent two years at the prestigious Stagedoor Manor summer camp in the Catskills.
New to pageants, Rebecca is thrilled to have been part of the entire Miss Florida Junior Teen experience and ecstatic that she won! She is hoping her title will allow her to bring awareness to the Little Smiles organization and help open new doors within the entertainment industry. Her aspiration is to one day be an actor in TV and film.
See the original newspaper article at http://pineapplenewspaper.com/delray-beach-teen-wins-miss-florida-junior-teen-pageant/14487