“Service is the rent you pay in order to be here on this earth”
I had a phenomenal day serving my community alongside Hands on Atlanta with their back to school program.
We decorated bags and then filled them with the school supplies donated by the National American Miss Georgia contestants. We filled over 50 bags that will be donated to local elementary schools throughout Atlanta.
I was also honored to donate to the Stuff the Bus for United Way in Fulton county.
On August 18th, 2016 Miss Georgia Teen, Imani Johnson spoke to Veterans and students on behalf of her experiences at the Georgia Girls State summer program, which she attended on a full scholarship presented by the Woodstock American Legion.
Imani was awarded for her accomplishments during her week of study. Imani was also the only young woman from her district the attend this summer program, so it is her mission to get more young women involved in Georgia Girls State program under the Opportunities category of her platform The C.O.N.Q.U.E.R.O.R. Movement.
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!
Miss 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. 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. Hunter
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.