Ella Osborne, 2014 National American Miss Oregon Princess Queen, donated books to two amazing local organizations!

August 13th, 2014

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Friends of the ChildrenElla Osborne, 2014 National American Miss Oregon Princess Queen, donated books to two amazing local organizations! Ella toured The Children’s Book Bank and loved learning about the center and how they helped out the community. Ella also went to the Friends of Children center. She enjoyed touring the facility and learning about all of the amazing things they do in the community. She really like the mentoring program. She was able to donate her time and some resources to both of these amazing organizations.

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Lacrissa Lamar, National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Cover Girl, delivered books to Shelby Elementary School.

August 8th, 2014

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Lacrissa Lamar.jpg3Lacrissa Lamar, National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Cover Girl, delivered books to Shelby Elementary School. Lacrissa had the chance to make a class of kindergarteners and first graders very happy at Shelby Elementary School, in Louisville, KY. Shelby Elementary School is one of the low test score schools in the area. Lacrissa went to the class one morning and passed out some books and then read a story to the students. A fun day was had by all!

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Natalie Lawrence, National American Miss Kentucky Queen emceed a local pageant.

August 2nd, 2014

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Natalie Lawrence.PNG3Natalie Lawrence, National American Miss Kentucky Queen emceed a local pageant. She had the opportunity of emceeing and hanging out with all of the contestants. She then had the chance to give them advice and help backstage some.

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Irelyn Jean, 2014 National American Miss Kentucky Princess Queen, visited Lakeside Christian Academy.‏

July 31st, 2014

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Irelyn Jean.jpg2Irelyn Jean, 2014 National American Miss Kentucky Princess Queen, visited Lakeside Christian Academy. Irelyn visited the four year old pre-school room. She wore her sash and crown and told them about her weekend at the National American Miss state Kentucky pageant. She also read them a book called, Penguin On Vacation.

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National All-American Miss Pre-Teen Queen Sophia Takla raised over $1000 for The Children’s Cancer Association.

July 24th, 2014

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Sophia Fox newsNational All-American Miss Pre-Teen Queen Sophia Takla raised over $1000 for The Children’s Cancer Association. Sophia was honored as a top child fund raiser Feb. 13th at Portland’s Fox 12 News Studios!

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Farewell from your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Princess, Niyah Marie Smith.

July 22nd, 2014

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TeachBoysandGirlsSuccessProgramWow! Being the 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Princess has been an experience like no other. From the moment I first arrived at the 2013 NAM pageant last year, I knew that I would forever be changed. I met the most amazing girls, had a great time, and met friends that would last a life time.
During this past year, I have been able to give back to my community and volunteer my time reading to young children at the Jordan Center, assist with the book mobile, travel to Charlotte, to work with the Teach Boys and Girls Success program, volunteer at the light the night walk for the leukemia and lymphoma society, meet the governor of North Carolina, march in the MLK parade, attend the North Carolina open calls and training sessions, and get to know my wonderful North Carolina sister queens.
My trip to the National Pageant in Anaheim, California was amazing! I got to meet girls from all over the US, go to Disneyland for the first time, tour Hollywood, and hang out with my new friends. I even made it to the top ten finalists. Not bad for my first nationals ever!
To each and every one of you, I want to say, shoot for the stars, no one can stop you from reaching your full potential, and to my successor, enjoy your year of reign, you will never be the same.

I am your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Princess, Niyah Marie Smith.

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Jeanae Ganther,2013 National American Miss Florida Pre-Teen Queen, gives words of encouragement to this years contestants.

July 9th, 2014

NAM photo 51714Hey Girls, This past year has been unbelievable! I’ve gained so much confidence because of NAM. I’ve met so many talented girls and made some new friends throughout this journey. I’ve volunteered at “Dare to Care” Kitchen, Horizon Assisted Living, donated school supplies to my former elementary school, participated in March of Dimes and Komen’s Breast Walk.I also had the opportunity to travel to Jacmel, Haiti with Hope for Humanity to do mission work and deliver school supplies and personal hygiene items. At state pageant weekend, be yourself, meet as many girls and have fun! At Nationals, you’ll meet more girls and make more friends. We had theme parties each night! We went to Disneyland, Hollywood, and had a Thanksgiving Banquet with the NAM families. Let’s not forget the shopping, dining, mentoring, beauty sleep, and competitions. Enjoy every moment, take lots of pictures. I thank NAM, for the opportunity of a lifetime, especially my State Director, Matt Leverton. Crowned of not, this is a learning experience. Remember, you always take something back with you; it’s up to you to make it positive. To my successor, do not consider winning as the end, but the beginning of bigger and better things.

Good Luck!

Jeanae Ganthier
2013 NAM Miss South Florida Pre-Teen Queen

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2013 Georgia Jr. Pre-teen Queen, Kaitlyn Cole & 2013 Georgia Princess Queen, Summer Hollis were both asked to lead the walk in the Bahamas for Wishes at Sea, a benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation.

July 2nd, 2014

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Georgia Jr. Preteen and Princess Queens.jpg52013 Georgia Jr. Pre-teen Queen, Kaitlyn Cole & 2013 Georgia Princess Queen, Summer Hollis were both asked to lead the walk in the Bahamas for Wishes at Sea, a benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation. The walk consisted of walking around the track 4 times, equaling 1 mile. Approximately 25 people participated in this event hosted by Royal Caribbean Cruises, profiting $250 through the purchase of a t-shirt.

Kaitlyn also wore here sash while visiting various locations in Nassau, Bahamas & Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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2013 National American Miss Georgia Jr. Teen Queen, Olivia Landrum, looks back on her year.

July 2nd, 2014

Abraham Lincoln once said, “It’s not the years in the life, it’s the life in the years.” Believe me when I say that no amount of pageant or interview preparation could have prepared me for the amazing journey this title has taken me on. From the outpouring of love and support from strangers, friends and loved ones, to the countless community volunteer hours I logged, my journey was a fulfilling and rewarding one.
First I collected all of the books and school supplies donated at the pageant last year and distributed them throughout my community. A couple of months later, I was able to collect household supplies from the students at my school and donate them to the troops and their families at the Fisher House in my hometown. Next, I made a trip to the capital to meet out governor. Throughout my reign I also participated in parades with my sister queens, helped out with the NAM staff and traveled 2,052.48 miles across country to compete at Nationals held in Anaheim, California. I cannot help but believe that my overall experience this year was God’s way of truly preparing me for the rest of my life’s journey.
It’s not the crown that defines you, but what you have inside that counts. Remember girls, ‘the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,’ so dream on.

With Georgia on my mind,

Olivia Landrum
2013 National American Miss Georgia Jr. Teen Queen

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Kaitlyn Connell, 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen cover girl, looks back over her year.

July 1st, 2014

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI can’t believe it has been one year since I have been crowned your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Cover Girl. I was so honored to be able to represent my state and help my community. I have had so many opportunities such as traveling to our State Capital and meeting Governor Pat McCrory. Being invited to the Ambassador’s Ball hosted by Mercedes Benz of South Charlotte, where I met The Ambassador of Switzerland, Manual Sager and his wife, former U.S. Representative Sue Myrick and the Mayor. I also had the opportunity to meet Bob Beyer, the Assistant Coach for the Charlotte Bobcats. I volunteered at different organizations such as retirement homes, The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, The Allegro Foundation of Charlotte …a Champion for Children with Disabilities, which I hold very near and dear to my heart. I walked with my sister queens in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I handed out the books and stuffed animals donated by the contestants to WSOC-TV School Tools, Shands School of Matthews, The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and Kids-R-Kids. I also had the opportunity of being in parades.
Then it was time for Nationals. Nationals was truly the best week of my life. What an awesome experience! I totally enjoyed hanging out with my NC sister queen, Brandi at Disneyland, sister’s forever! Thank you for showing us around! And also touring Hollywood was so much fun. While I was at Nationals, I won National American Miss National Pre-Teen Cover Girl and got to walk the red carpet.
I have made so many new friends this year and was able to be involved in so many opportunities. I totally enjoyed working at the NC Open Calls and meeting all the new contestants. I also was invited to perform at the Opening Ceremonies of The Special Olympics of NC with The Allegro Foundation.
To my sister queens, Niyah, Skyla, Marindia, Brandi, Alexandra, Shivali, and Megan, I have been so blessed to have shared this journey with all of you. To Alex, Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen, thank you for being so much fun to be around, you are my life-long sister and I love you so much.
To Mom and Dad, thank you so much for supporting my dreams and never giving up no matter how busy this journey was. And to Dad for always making times fun!
To Mr. Matt Leverton, thanks for being the best state director ever and being so supportive of all of us. Thank you and your team for making this organization so much fun.
To my successor, this will be the best year of your life, embrace the moment. Until next time, I am and forever will be your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Cover Girl Kaitlyn Connell.

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