February 21st, 2013
National American Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen organized and held the 2nd Annual Think Pink Benefit Pageant. They raised over $3000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure as well as raised awareness about the ongoing need for continued research for a cure for all cancers. Anna Grace and the girls celebrated those who are survivors and honored those who had lost the fight with breast cancer. The contestants ranged in ages from 2-18 and were challenged to collect money before the pageant promoting Queens for a Cure and raising awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Passionately Pink.
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February 11th, 2013
National American Miss South Carolina Princess Queen Jaymason Mease created a five day fundraiser to help out her furry friends at the Foxnest No Kill Shelter in her community. She even got her friends involved in helping out for her cause. Jaymason then visited Dr. Ross at the shelter handing him a check from proceeds that she raised. Her future plans throughout the year are to continue to help her furry friends in the community.
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February 2nd, 2013
National American Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen Queen Felicia McGill spends time volunteering at her local nursing home. Felicia enjoys making a difference on the weekends at her town’s local nursing home, Morningside. She spends her time there preparing snacks for the residents, calling out the numbers for bingo and pushing them to the dining room for lunch. She doesn’t see it as volunteering, instead she sees her time at the nursing home as visiting with friends. She enjoys interacting with them and learning about their life experiences.
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January 27th, 2013
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January 18th, 2013
Logan Hornback, Kentucky Pre-Teen Queen, volunteered her time at City Life Shawnee doing manual labor, spread gravel for a sidewalk, cut vines, pulled weeds and collected trash. Shawnee is a devastated neighborhood with many boarded up homes. The City Life Center is a symbol of hope, but required lots of work before opening. City Life Shawnee is an urban outreach program where kids of all ages can come to get help with their homework, meet with mentors that encourage them to contribute more constructively to society or even eat a hot meal. The goal is to better the community, and to make it a more pleasant place for children to grow up in. It took dedication from many people, but now they have an amazing center. Since volunteering here and getting to know the Shawnee kids Logan noticed how much they need someone to show them what the right thing is to do and how to do it. She feels so fortunate that she got to take part in leading them towards the right path. One Saturday sne spent the day cleaning up the center and getting it ready to be used. They had to spread gravel for a level sidewalk, cut vines, pull weeds along the fence and pick up trash; it was tough work! Logan learned that community service isn’t just about what you do, but also the attitude that you do it with. She was amazed by the progress at the center and how far the kids involved have come. She noticed how big of an impact her actions have, and sometimes even find them copying what she does. That’s what being a mentor at City Life is all about. For Logan being a part of something so life changing is exciting, and it’s even more rewarding to think that she has an important role in teaching the kids of Shawnee to change their community for Christ.
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January 16th, 2013
Hailey Kilgore, Oregon Pre-Teen Queen volunteers her time at the annual Fundraising Event for Camp Quest, a summer program for kids with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Camp Quest is a summer program that provides a week-long overnight camp for kids ages 10-15 with high functioning Autism and Asperger’s syndrome. It relies on sponsorship’s and generous donations to pay for it’s costs. Without the support of donations raised during the annual 5K Fun Run, these children might miss out on this amazing experience. When Hailey saw the flyer at school, she knew she wanted to be involved and help. Hailey talked with her parents about what she could do. Her parents encouraged her to form a team for the Annual 5k Fun Run. Hailey named her team, “Hailey’s Hikers”. She made a list of friends and family that she knew liked to run. Then she started making calls and sending emails inviting them to join her team. If they couldn’t join the team, Hailey asked if they would be willing to support her team by offering a donation. Next, Hailey’s Dad helped her make a website so that family and friends who wanted to support Camp Quest, could make a direct donation. Then she asked her parents to share the link on their Facebook pages. Hailey spent some time asking neighbors if they would support her team as well. The donations started rolling in. In the end, Hailey raised close to $400! The day of the race came and Hailey helped her teammates get their race packets, pumped them up for the start and cheered them on as they ran together. They weren’t the fastest team, but they all finished the race in good time and had a great time. After the race, it was announced that Hailey was the youngest team captain and “Hailey’s Hikers” had raised the most money for Camp Quest. But, the best feeling, was knowing that she had helped kids get to enjoy camp.
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January 8th, 2013
Amanda Smith, National American Miss Oregon National Finalist, spent her time over the summer to help at a division of her church called St. Vincent de Paul. This organization gives food to people who are not able to support their family with food. They collect donations from other organizations and the parish community. At this great food pantry Amanda got the blessings of being able to sort out the food in the pantry and to deliver it to the homes in need. This was a great experience for her to learn how to stock food, as she would need to in a store, and she also got to meet some people who needed her help. Amanda discovered what the needs of the poor are in her own community. She loved being able to see how she was helping this community. One of her experiences delivering food was whensheI went to a single mother’s house; this woman had just gotten through a very tough day. Her daughter was almost kidnapped the day before by a man who she didn’t even know, and this man got away. She was very shaken up and Amanda and others had to go cautiously and yell through the door who they were and why they were there. It was a very awakening experience, and its one Amanda knows she will never forget it. Through this experience Amanda solidified her Gold Award idea for Girl Scouts. She is currently working on making a community garden for her high school so that families can come and get fresh foods for their families. Portions of the community garden will be donated to the local St Vincent de Paul food pantry so families getting food boxes will have fresh produce to enjoy.
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January 2nd, 2013
National American Miss South Carolina Teen Queen Casey Johnson was able to participate at the annual Spartanburg Jaycees Christmas parade. Her dad drove her around downtown Spartanburg while she smiled and waved to everyone. The floats and decorations were beautiful and Casey had a blast! Casey was also blessed to be able to participate at the Carolina Shrine Bowl. She was so happy to spend the day with one of her best friends, Megan Ebert, the National American Miss North Carolina Teen Queen who was there as well. Casey enjoyed meeting the Shriners and participating in the Shrine Bowl Parade. She had fun cheering for all the players and for her state and to top things off, South Carolina ended up winning!
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December 21st, 2012
Carter Brown, Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen and her sister queen and mentor, Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen, Hannah Gold, spent their day serving needy families in Wake County, North Carolina. With Santa Claus in tow and the help of hundreds of other volunteers, these two ladies hostessed families and organized and wrapped gifts for New Horizons Fellowship Church’s Christmas Store!
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December 21st, 2012
In October Hannah was honored to attend her first NASCAR race in Charlotte with her sister queens Faith Yeley and Megan Ebert. Hannah helped introduce the amazing NASCAR driver J.J. Yeley and was able to ride around the track before the opening race, after attending NASCAR Hannah volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte with her sister queen Faith Yeley. The girls and their parents made brunch for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald house. The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte is one of the 300 Houses operating worldwide today. Since 1974, Ronald McDonald Houses have united in a common purpose – to offer hope, support and love to families struggling with children’s illness.
In November Hannah volunteered with the Raleigh Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Hannah helped set up the walk by unloading trucks with chairs, tables, food for the walk and blew up over 500 balloons. Early the next morning Hannah was very excited to volunteer for the walk. The Walk to Cure Diabetes was held on Saturday, November 10th on a beautiful fall day! The event brought people together from all walks of life for a healthy activity in support of a worthy cause, raising money to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes. The Triangle Walk remains one of the region’s largest single walk-a-thons with over 8,000 attendees.
Hannah was also very busy during the past two months cheering for her middle school football team, preparing for her middle school cheer competition and represent North Carolina at Nationals in Anaheim, California the week of Thanksgiving.
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