Danielle Doty, the 2009 National American Miss South Texas Jr.Teen, named Miss Teen USA 2011.

Danielle Doty, the 2009 National American Miss South Texas Jr.Teen, named Miss Teen USA 2011.

2009 National American Miss South Texas Jr. Teen Queen, Danielle Doty was named Miss Teen USA 2011.

2009 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Kirsten Verble Year In Review

2009 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Kirsten Verble Year In Review

Hello everyone! From Tennessee I am Kirsten Verble your 2009-2010 National American Miss Junior Pre-Teen Queen. Get ready to have lots of fun at the pageant this year. There will be an awesome “get aquainted” party where you will get to meet all the staff and make new friends. Just remember through the busy weekend to stop and enjoy the moment.  Becoming a state finalist is such a great accomplishment and that not everyone who applied made it to this level.

As you can see from my pictures it has been a very busy year. I got to meet governor Bredesen and volunteer time with a special education class at a school near my home. I also spent time visiting the elderly at the nursing home and met Stephanie Wittler, Miss Tennessee 2009. Even if you do not win the title of junior pre-teen 2010 you can still take time out of your life to volunteer and change another person’s life.

I would like to wish each and every one of you good luck for the upcoming pageant. I know you must be nervous but remember to be yourself and everything will be fine. Encourage each other, be friends and support one another.  Only one girl will win the title this weekend but everyone can gain life-long friendships and skills. You will learn confidence, poise and grace and you will never forget this experience.

 I couldn’t believe it when they called my name last year and I feel very fortunate to have had this experience in my life. What a wonderful event to add to my journey. If you do not win don’t be discouraged or give up, there is always next year. Keep the lessons you learned and the friendships dear to your heart, God has put you here for a reason.  Good luck to everyone and God bless you and your family, I can’t wait to meet you!

2009 National American Miss Tennessee Jr. Teen Queen Savannah Ivey Farewell

2009 National American Miss Tennessee Jr. Teen Queen Savannah Ivey Farewell

Dear Contestants.

I would first like to congratulate you for making it this far! You have already accomplished so much by simply deciding to attend this year’s pageant! This shows bravery, strength, and a desire for greatness. I would like you to know that I understand all the feelings you may be experiencing. I can fully remember all of the butterflies, excitement, and anticipation. I have stood in your shoes five times before.

National American Miss is such a wonderful pageant! I have made many life-long friends and memories through this organization. I cannot wait for you to experience all of the fun of pageant weekend!

As I said before, I have competed in this pageant five times, and trust me, every year I walked away with an important life lesson. When I began my journey at NAM, I was an eleven year-old girl with panic attacks. I had no idea what to expect, I just wanted to do something that would get me outside of my comfort zone. I left that year with a newfound confidence and amazing friends! I continued coming back four years. Although I didn’t always win, I always had a blast!

Girls, this experience is so amazing. Please take advantage of every opportunity. I encourage you to introduce yourself to other contestants! Make it your goal to meet a new friend, who can go through this journey with you. Friends make this pageant so much fun! I met my best friend at the pageant in 2005, and now we see each other every summer!

My advice to you is to have fun! Don’t get caught up in the stress and miss all of the fun! Be yourself and relax! God has brought you to this point for a reason! Remember that God’s plans are perfect! Good luck and have fun! God bless!

You 2009 Miss Tennessee Junior Teen,

Savannah Ivey

2009 National American Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen Alexandra Wallace Farewell

Dear Contestants,

First off, congratulations on being a state finalist.  What an honor!  This weekend has a lot in store, from rehearsals to competitions and even a party.  Get to know the other contestants and make new friends. I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you this weekend!

Nationals were amazing.  While I was honored to be second runner up, one of the funnest things we did was tour Hollywood.  And what fun we had at crazy themed rehearsals!

As you compete this weekend, never forget to have a smile on your face and your shoulders held back. No matter what the outcome this weekend I know God has a plan for each and every one of you. While at times it might be hard to know this, it’s very true.  We must be patient and wait. Remember this weekend is but one step along the path God has chosen for you.

My sincere wish for each of you is that you will make memories that you can share all your life. I hope you know you are a winner simply for being here, so hold your head high and take with you experiences that will help shape you into the person you can be.

In God’s love,

Alexandra Wallace

2010 Tennessee Preteen

2009 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Kyle Hornback Farewell

2009 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Kyle Hornback Farewell

You know the saying “Time flies when you’re having fun?” Well, that’s what I’ve been doing this entire year. Look how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time! When I was crowned National American Miss Kentucky Pre-teen, I was so surprised. I didn’t know what to think! I then flew to California in November for Nationals and had the time of my life! I got to meet girls from all over the country and make plenty of memories. I had the chance to take a tour of Hollywood and even ride down Rodeo Drive! Disneyland was so much fun. I got to see Mickey, Peter Pan, and even Jack Sparrow!
Nationals wasn’t the only great part of my year. I had the opportunity to volunteer at various places representing my title. Being the Ambassador for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, I spoke about brain injury prevention and appeared at many events.

To all of my faithful sponsors- thank you so much for all of the support. I had so much fun volunteering and promoting events.
To Malia, my first runner up- You’re a queen in your own right and we’ll be friends forever.
Hey, Leverton!- You are most definitely the best director of all the states. Thank you for making this weekend so special.
To my family- Mom, you have always supported me and given me guidance. Thank you for spending countless hours helping me prepare and practice. Dad, I’m sorry that you get so emotional watching me on stage. Thanks for always giving encouragement and love. Logan, my true sister queen, this year wouldn’t have been the same without you. The rest of my family, thank you guys so much for all of the love and support.
To all of you nervous contestants- no matter what the outcome, this experience will stay with you forever.

To my successor- look forward to a fun-packed year, making so many memories, and making a ton of friends. This year is gone before you know it, so cherish every moment of it. Remember, at Nationals, go for that spirit stick!

And finally, I want to thank my Lord and Savior for all the many blessings that He has bestowed on me.
Signing out for the last time, your 2009/2010 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-teen, Kyle Hornback.

2009 National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Logan Hornback Farewell

2009 National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Logan Hornback Farewell

Wow!  I can’t believe it’s been a year since I was crowned National American Miss Ky Jr. Pre-teen.  When they called my name I was so excited and that’s when the Journey began.  I had so much fun visiting other pageants. I was treated like royalty and met my sister queens from Indiana, Tennessee and Texas.

And let me tell you, the volunteering you get to do is amazing.  I had so much fun going to Wayside Christian Mission and helping homeless children.  Don’t pass up those opportunities to help others because it can change your life.

And then it was off to Nationals in California.  I made so many friends.   There was Kirsten Miss Tennessee, Tiffany Miss Minnesota, Reegan Miss Michigan and of course I’ll never forget Anna Miss Indiana.

I had a blast going to Disneyland.  Believe me you’ll take so many pictures so bring lots of film.  Not only did I have all that fun in Disneyland but I got to roam the streets of Hollywood.  I even got to meet Madonna…just kidding.  It was the best time of my life.

 Special thanks to my family; Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Penny and  Rosemare.  Without your support I never would have made it this far.  Dad I know you could only stand in the back of the room and cry but I love you for it anyway. And Mom thank you for helping me rehearse and searching everywhere for just the right shoes.  You really made it happen.  And finally to my sister Kyle.  I love you so much.!  Not many sisters can share the experience of being queens together.  Thanks to Matt Leverton you’re the greatest director and to all the friends I’ve made here..

To the new Miss Ky Jr Pre-teen Congratulations!  You did it.  What a ride you’re in for.  To all the contestants remember they may only crown one queen but you are all winners.  So for the last time, good bye from your 2009/2010 Miss Ky Jr Pre-Teen

Logan Hornback

2009 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Cover Girl Brooke Halsey Farewell

Dear Contestants,

I have been honored to represent Kentucky as the 2009 Junior Pre-Teen Cover Girl.  I have greatly enjoyed my reign as Cover Girl and have participated in many exciting activities.  Shortly after being crowned, I was honored by being invited to Frankfort to meet the Governor of Kentucky.  After my meeting with Governor Beshear, I was given a personal tour of the Capitol by State Representative Teddy Edmonds.

I have also spent time this past year volunteering at my local senior citizen center and making several new friends there.  I especially enjoyed putting together puzzles with the individuals and listening to their many stories!  I also participated in activities to help raise funds for the foster children in my hometown.  I was so excited to represent National American Miss while helping to raise money for such an important cause!

Finally, I traveled to California to participate in the National All-American Miss pageant where I was crowned National Cover Girl.  I made many new friends from across the country, went to Disneyland, and toured Hollywood.  I even got to drive down Rodeo Drive.  I had so much fun!

I would like to thank all of my sponsors, as well as the National American Miss family, for this wonderful opportunity.  I would also like to thank my mom, dad, sister, and entire family for all of their love and support.  Without them, none of this would have been possible. 

Congratulations to all contestants for making it this far, and good luck in the pageant and everything you do.  Enjoy pageant weekend, relax, and most importantly have fun.  Take the time to make new friends and ENJOY YOUR SPOTLIGHT!!!

Best Wishes and God Bless,
Brooke Halsey

2009 National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Teen Queen Megan Webb Farewell

Dear Contestants,

Its hard to believe that my year as your National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Teen 2009 is over. Being the regining queen for the state this year has opened so many doors for me. I enjoyed volunteering, being visiting royalty and going to nationals. I made so many friends this year and made memories I’ll never forget. I would like you to know that I’ve stood in your shoes four times before, I know what its like to be here for the first time and being here for your fourth, the excitement and the dream never goes away. Being crowned was a dream come true. If I can give you any advice, all I can say is have fun! This experience will change your life, for the better. I hope this weekend turns out to be the way you always dreamed and I hope you and your family take this weekend and grow together. Always remember, if it is YOUR dream it is always worth TRYING to achieve! Have a great weekend, and feel free to ask me anything! See you soon!
Megan Alisa Webb
2009 National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Teen Queen

2009 National American Miss Kentucky Teen Queen Hensley Rector Farewell

                It’s hard to believe my journey as your reigning National American Miss Kentucky Teen has come to an end.  It has been an amazing year, filled with memories that I will treasure for a lifetime.  I am honored to have worked with and been a part of the March of Dimes Organization, Cell Phones for Soldiers Foundation, and Samaritans Purse-Operation Christmas Child.

                My most treasured memory of my reign was attending nationals.  The entire week was a blast.  I had an amazing time at Disneyland, where I got to meet and bond friendships with other queens from across the United States.  I toured the streets of Hollywood and Rodeo Drive and participated in many activities while representing the great state of Kentucky.

                Thanks to the entire NAM staff for all your support this year.  Special thanks go to Matt, for his dedication and hard work as a state director.  To my sister queens-a year ago we received our crowns and became royalty of Kentucky.  Memories will fade, but friendships last forever.  To Megan, Kyle & Logan, you’re the greatest!

                I would like to congratulate each state finalist on your achievements thus far and encourage each of you to dream big and work hard to reach your goals. Dreams that you follow will keep coming true.

                Finally, I would like to thank my family and friends for your love and support.  Your leadership and guidance has helped me become the person I am today. I am a girl with dreams. I am Hensley Rector.

2009 National American Miss Princess Kelsey Artman Farewell

Dear Contestants & Families,

Wow!  It is hard to believe that it has been one year since I was crowned your National

American Miss Georgia Princess! I had such a great time at last year’s pageant and

made many new friends. I had the opportunity to travel to other NAM pageants as a

visiting queen and learned to smile and wave very quickly!

Before I knew it, it was time to go to California for Nationals! I met all of my sister

queens and had an amazing time. I toured Hollywood and the Walk of Fame, went

shopping in LA and visited the Santa Monica Pier, but I can’t forget the highlight of the

 trip – Disneyland! My family and I had such a great time! I made friends with girls from

all over the country and it was the experience of a lifetime!

Being a NAM queen also gave me the opportunity to serve in my community at many events including Relay for Life, March for Babies, benefit pageants and even a fashion show! This year has been amazing and although I am sad that it is coming to an end, I am excited to crown your new Princess!

I have many people I would like to thank for making this year so special. To my sister queens, thank you for always looking out for me and supporting me as your little sister. To Mr. Matt, the best director a girl could have!  To Miss Roxanne and Kaleigh for encouraging me to do my first pageant which helped to prepare me for NAM!  To Miss Sharon, for all of the love and support you gave me this year. To Miss Tracy at Girli Girl for always keeping me dressed my best! To my mom and dad for all of your support and the unlimited use of your American Express card. To my big brother, Dylan, for always cheering me on and being my biggest fan.

I want to wish all of you the very best at the pageant so go out there, do your best and remember that while only one girl can be crowned, you have already won by participating  and this weekend will be an amazing experience! Finally to the new National American Miss Georgia Princess, enjoy every moment and take lots of pictures. This will be one of the best times of your life.

For the last time, I am your 2009/2010, National American Miss Georgia Princess,

Kelsey Artman