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.

Hunter Vaughn says farewell to her year as Miss South Carolina Teen.

United Way Bed Race - A fundraiser sponsored by United Way in which teams from local businesses and organizations redesign a hospital bed into a car.  The beds are pushed by 4 runners and have 1 rider. Beds are judged in 3 categories - Fastest Bed, Costume and Design, and People's Choice.  Beds race in pairs narrowing the field to the 2 fastest beds of the day who then face off for the WIN.
United Way Bed Race – A fundraiser sponsored by United Way in which teams from local businesses and organizations redesign a hospital bed into a car. The beds are pushed by 4 runners and have 1 rider. Beds are judged in 3 categories – Fastest Bed, Costume and Design, and People’s Choice. Beds race in pairs narrowing the field to the 2 fastest beds of the day who then face off for the WIN.
Food Donations to HOPE (Helping other people effectively) of Lancaster, a faith based, non-profit organization that provides short term emergency assistance to those in crisis.
Food Donations to HOPE (Helping other people effectively) of Lancaster, a faith based, non-profit organization that provides short term emergency assistance to those in crisis.
Lancaster Christmas Parade
Lancaster Christmas Parade
 Charleston Christmas Parade with sister queen Saylor Porcaro
Charleston Christmas Parade with sister queen Saylor Porcaro
Cards for Safyre - With the help of students from Erwin Elementary, we were able to send 22 Christmas cards to Safyre Terry for her card tree.  Safyre's family was killed in a fire on May 2, 2013.  She was critically injured in the fire.
Cards for Safyre – With the help of students from Erwin Elementary, we were able to send 22 Christmas cards to Safyre Terry for her card tree. Safyre’s family was killed in a fire on May 2, 2013. She was critically injured in the fire.
NAM Nationals - Won the title of National Most Promising Model, Photogenic 1st runner up, Casual Wear 2nd runner up, and Spokesmodel 4th runner up.
NAM Nationals – Won the title of National Most Promising Model, Photogenic 1st runner up, Casual Wear 2nd runner up, and Spokesmodel 4th runner up.
Story and a Snack at Erwin Elementary School - Reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to Mrs. Nowicki's first grade class and sharing a healthy caterpillar snack made with cherry tomatoes and green grapes.
Story and a Snack at Erwin Elementary School – Reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to Mrs. Nowicki’s first grade class and sharing a healthy caterpillar snack made with cherry tomatoes and green grapes.
Donating items to the Women's Enrichment Center, a ministry that provides a safe and caring environment for women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Donating items to the Women’s Enrichment Center, a ministry that provides a safe and caring environment for women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Salkehatchie Summer Service, a pioneering servant ministry at select sites in SC.  Students upgrade housing, motivate community cooperative efforts by helping people help themselves and provide all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.
Salkehatchie Summer Service, a pioneering servant ministry at select sites in SC. Students upgrade housing, motivate community cooperative efforts by helping people help themselves and provide all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.
Book Donations to Livi's Library, A book project in memory of Mary Olivia Pettit. Livi passed away in March of 2009 of viral myocarditis. Her passion was learning through books.
Book Donations to Livi’s Library, A book project in memory of Mary Olivia Pettit. Livi passed away in March of 2009 of viral myocarditis. Her passion was learning through books.

It’s truly hard to believe an entire year has already elapsed. My reign has been remarkable – from the second I was crowned to each and every day since. I have had the opportunity to partner with various charitable organizations and schools such as Livi’s Library, HOPE, United Way, Women’s Enrichment Center, and Erwin Elementary. I have attended many parades and I also participated in Salkehatchie Summer Service. Salkehatchie is a pioneering ministry at selected sites in South Carolina centered on youth as they upgrade houses, motivate community involvement, and personally grow in their faith. The highlight of my reign was Nationals in Anaheim, California. There, I stepped out of my comfort zone and found self-confidence and courage to be bold in all that I do. Being a NAM queen has allowed me to come out of my shell. I now take on all aspects of life with pride and gratification – two qualities I have gained through NAM. To all the contestants, best of luck during pageant weekend! Always remember – BE YOURSELF, let no one shape you into something or someone you aren’t. Radiate with confidence, make memories, and have fun!

Hunter Vaughn

2015  South Carolina Teen

Miss Kentucky Teen and Pre-Teen attend the 5th annual SHINE Disabilities Formal.

KY Queen KY Queen.jpg2 KY Queen.jpg3 KY Queen.jpg5 KY Queen4Miss Kentucky Teen and Pre-Teen attend the 5th annual SHINE Disabilities Formal. Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Landry Feldmeier and Miss Kentucky Teen Becca Osborne were among the celebrity guests on the red carpet for the 5th annual SHINE Disabilities Formal. They had the pleasure of greeting guests who came from miles around to attend this special night for adults with developmental disabilities. The evening allowed for photos, dancing, dinner, games, karaoke, a salon, and a whole lot of fun designed to help make each and every attendee feel special and have a night to SHINE!  Each year the event grows and this year was no exception with over 1000 in attendance. Landry and Becca thought it was such a pleasure to see the smiles on everyone’s faces as they truly had a blast!

North Carolina Queens participated in Martin Luther King parade.

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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.

Miss South Carolina Teen Hunter Vaughn helps the Woman’s Enrichment Center of Lancaster.

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used part of her winnings to purchase items for the Woman’s Enrichment Center of Lancaster.  The Women’s Enrichment Center ministry provides a safe and caring environment for women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. They offer practical alternatives to abortion and support the sanctity of human life.  They educate clients on all options available to them. They also offer referrals for continued education and job assistance.  All services are FREE and confidential.  The Women’s Enrichment Center is funded by the generous contributions of churches, individuals, businesses, fundraising events and grants.

Kentucky Royalty met with Governor Beshear.

KY Governor KY Governor.jpg2 KY Governor.jpg3Miss 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.

 

 

Miss South Carolina Teen Hunter Vaughn volunteers with United Way of Lancaster.

1 - Judges 2 - Judges Table 3 - United Way Pace Car 4 - Parade of Beds with United Way Board of Directors 5 - Winner of the Modified Division%2c Lancaster City Fire Dept.Miss South Carolina Teen Hunter Vaughn volunteers with United Way of Lancaster. United Way of Lancaster hosts a Bed Race Fundraiser each year.  Local businesses, civic organizations and churches form teams.  Each team modifies a hospital bed into a car.  The teams compete by pushing the beds 100 yards. The beds race in heat races to determine the 2 teams that will face off in the championship race.  Hunter was one of the judges for this year’s event.

Hunter Vaughn, South Carolina Teen Queen, has been busy volunteering around town.

Hunter Hunter2 Hunter3 Hunter4Hunter Vaughn, South Carolina Teen Queen, has been busy volunteering around town. Hunter used a portion of her winnings to purchase food to donate to the food pantry of HOPE in Lancaster.  HOPE- Helping Other People Effectively, provides help to residents of Lancaster and Fort Lawn, South Carolina, who are coping with short term financial emergencies.  HOPE offers assistance with rent, heating fuel, electricity, natural gas, water and food.

Hunter also donated the school supplies she received at the state pageant to Erwin Elementary School in Lancaster.  The majority of Erwin’s student body are children from low socioeconomic backgrounds. The supplies donated were greatly appreciated and will be distributed to students as needed throughout the school year.

Sally Hennessee, Miss North Carolina Teen, donated school supplies.

Sally Sally2Sally Hennessee, Miss North Carolina Teen, donated school supplies. Sally Hennessee went to Druid Hills Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina to donated school supplies. Druid Hills Elementary is a year round school which is part of the Project Lift program.  The young ladies pictured  with Sally were thrilled to get some new supplies.

Miss South Carolina Teen, Hunter Vaughn donated books to Livi’s Library.

HunterMiss South Carolina Teen, Hunter Vaughn donated books to Livi’s Library.  Livi’s Library is a book project that is designed to share gently used books who children who otherwise could not afford books of their very own. They collect gently used books that children have outgrown. Donations allow them to hold book fairs at local schools, provide bookcases and stock them monthly in various areas in Lancaster county, provide books to church mission programs, etc.

This project is in memory of Mary Olivia Pettit, 9 year old daughter of Bryan and Lisa Pettit, sister of Jory Pettit, who died March 22, 2009, of viral myocarditis. Livi had a great passion for learning through books. Even more, she had an incredible compassion for living things and her faith in the Lord was sure. The hope is this gift of sharing will impact others so they will know God’s love and grace as well.