2011 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Queen Farewell
I just wanted to say to everyone that it has been my pleasure representing the great state of Kentucky. I have had many wonderful adventures, met many wonderfule people, and visited many wonderful places. This year will always hold a special place in my life. Getting to know the NAM Nevada Pre-Teen Queen, Allison Garcia and her family is especially dear to me and will never be forgotten. My volunteer work, as well as the organizations that I had the great pleasure of meeting with, was an experience that I will hold softly in my heart.
Just remember, that if you dream it, you can achieve it. Beauty is within each one of us, and it is up to us on how we choose to show it. Give from the heart, and get so much more in return.
Jennifer Mullins, 2011 National American Miss Georgia Farewell
In 2004, I decided to be in my first pageant ever. I had no idea what I was doing and I told my mom “whatever happens, happens.” That year I was 3rd runner up to Miss Georgia. I competed in the pageant for 6 years. Then in 2011 when I turned 20 I knew it would be my last chance. I put everything I had into it and was overjoyed to hear I would be going to the National Pageant to represent Georgia as the Miss Queen. I had been told that Nationals would be the time of my life but didn’t fully believe it till I was there. I made friendships I’ll never forget, got to do things I never thought I’d do, and being called in the top ten contestants for the national title was the cherry on top of a perfect Thanksgiving week.
Being Miss Georgia has been such a blessing. From riding in parades in my hometown to walking in a 5K for breast cancer, I was able to donate stuffed animals to the children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, help the police department with their “shop with a cop” Christmas fundraiser, and attend the UMDF Christmas breakfast for children with mitocondria.
There are so many people I want to thank for this opportunity. To all my friends, family, and sponsors, to Matt and my NAM-ily, to Amanda for being my pageant bestie and believing in me, to Jacob for supporting and never letting me forget im beautiful, to my best friend Megan for always being there chearing me on, to my Nana and and all my grandparents in heaven for giving me confidence, and to my parents Mom and Dad, thank you for everything you do and for loving me completely, I couldn’t have done it without you.
To all the wonderful girls who are contestants today, I want you to know you are unique, beautiful, and you can do anything you put your mind to. All you need is to be confident. Henry Ford once said, “whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” Believe in yourself and remember it’s not the crown makes a princess. It’s who you are that makes you royalty.
2011 North Carolina Jr. Preteen Cailee Calabrese’s Farewell
2011 North Carolina Jr. Preteen Cailee Calabrese’s Farewell
Being part of the National American Miss system has truly been an honor. I was so surprised when my name was called as the 2011 NC Jr. Preteen out of so many beautiful girls. I started out my year with taping a commercial for Communities in Schools and then being able to volunteer for such a worthy event was very special. I had so much fun volunteering with the American Red Cross, Give 2 the Troops, Wounded Warriors, March of Dimes, local nursing homes, and many more. I love to help others and that is what inspires me to volunteer. Nothing makes me happier than to be able to put a smile on someone’s face. I have learned that sometimes it is not what you say, but what you can do to make a positive impact on someone else and to always be a good role model. I was so proud when our State Representative came to my school to present me with the Gold Level Volunteer Award. I also got to meet our U.S. Congressman who also serves on the committee in Washington, DC for armed services.
Going to California was so much fun and I enjoyed getting to know other girls from other places. I have made so many good friends. The week was so much fun going to Disneyland, The Hollywood Tour, and the party was a great way to kick off the week. I was proud to have received the Community Achievement Award, Photogenic Award, 1st runner up Most Promising Model and 2nd runner up volunteer out of so many girls. I want to personally thank Matt Leverton and his staff for always being supportive. Matt, being a part of the NAM family has been such a pleasure and I have grown so much just being part of this wonderful organization. I have been blessed with opportunities that would not have been possible without being a part of the National American Miss organization. I truly feel that I have learned things that will only help me in the future. To the new queen, enjoy your year because it will go by so fast.
Belle Scott, 2011 South Carolina National American Miss Pre-Teen Queen Farewell
If you asked me to describe my year as the Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen in one word, it would be astounding. This year was filled with wonderful experiences, inspiring people, and, of course, quality NAM family time. Moments after being crowned, the jubilation settled and I learned of my duties as a NAM queen. I couldn’t wait to start making a difference in my community and state. Months later I was leaving my mark. With the help of a local acting instructor, I was able to film my very own Anti-Bullying PSA, which I used when I addressed my fellow classmates in multiple Anti-Bullying assemblies.
I also joined with my town’s chamber of commerce in local events such as National Night Out and dinner with the local business leaders. I worked with the local library in their Books and Beyond program. One of my favorite volunteer ventures was helping with the local assisted living facility, Generations. Here I met many inspiring, joyful people who changed my perspective on life and daily living. I also tutored the children at Batesburg Leesville Elementary School. These children lifted my spirits with their beautiful smiles and infectious laughter. For more information on these efforts and events more, you can visit my website, https://sites.google.com/site/bellescottnamscpreteen/home.
Of course Nationals in Anaheim, California were phenomenal. Each day was a dream in the Golden State. I was able to spend a day in Disneyland with the National Covergirl, Taylor Mann, travel the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and meet the wonderful Dr. Geek. However, the glitz and glam of Beverly Hills and Hollywood were subordinate to the glow of happy and inspirational fellow NAM queens.
My fondest memory was spending my Spring Break with my NAM family at Open Calls. I was able to travel over the state of South Carolina spending time with Mr. Matt and meeting potential NAM queens. Most teenagers prefer going to the beach, however NAM queens prefer making a positive, lasting impression in the lives of young girls.
To my successor: Prepare yourself. This year will change your life! You will be given multiple indescribable and fun activities and opportunities, and I encourage you to take advantage of each one. Enjoy every second and have as much fun as possible! Welcome to the inspirational and supportive NAM family! To my family: Thank you for all your hard work and support. Without you I would not be the young woman I am today, and I would not know true love. Your encouragement and prayers are priceless. To Mr. Matt: Thank you for all the memories. Our Chick-Fil-A meals and ice creams were the best!! Thank you for your support and guidance. Finally to God, my Lord and Savior: I thank you for the strength you have given me this year and always being my support system. Every time the stress was overwhelming I remembered my favorite verse, Philippians 4:13, “For I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”
For the last time, with much gratitude and joy, I am your Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen, Belle Scott 2011.
Shivali Patel, 2011 National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Farewell
Winning the 2012 Miss North Carolina title from a shocking one hundred and thirty six intelligent, talented, and beautiful ladies was a miracle. First, as your National American Miss North Carolina Junior Teen 2011-2012, I gained innumerable opportunities. I had the chance to touch the lives of many, and make a difference in one way or another. I have made lifelong friends that I will forever treasure and honor. I have been able to promote America’s greatness and encourage its future leaders. I have served as an outlet for young women to gain confidence, experience and communication skills as they reach out to their communities and I have become a role model to many by simply living what I profess: “the greatest thing any one person can do is to give unselfishly to others without expectations of any reward.”
I began my year with an appearance at the Georgia State Pageant with the crowning of my sister queens. From there on, there was not a day off from work! I volunteered at Senior Homes, spoke at Alumni meetings, fundraised for Orphanages, participated in walks, lead the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society walk, helped with fitness awareness, and started three personal projects: Shivali’s K’s for Kids for the Methodist Home for Children, Bonds Between Generations, and My Books and Bears Drive inspired by National American Miss itself; and much, much more! I traveled overseas and donated money, books, bears, chocolates, and clothes to various areas and organizations in India as well. Never in my imagination had I dreamed of having so much fun and being able to interact with the world at the same time! Then, before I knew it, it was time for Nationals! I know Nationals held in sunny Anaheim, California is a week I certainly won’t forget. From Disneyland to the Hollywood Tour to the excitement of National Weeks – it was both rewarding and educational at the same time. I was even honored to bring home a spirit stick, 2nd place Academic Achievement, 2nd Place Volunteer Service and 2nd Place overall! It is truly amazing how an experience like this can be both exhilarating and humbling all at once.
This past year has honestly been the best chapter of my life. I would like to take a moment to thank all of those wonderful people who helped to make it possible by supporting me in my endeavors and sometimes as I put it – “dealing” with my bad habits! Firstly, a huge thank you to Matt Leverton for dealing with my habit of submitting things in after the deadline, for organizing this life changing event to start with, and for turning my life into a Cinderella story! Honestly, thank you Prince Charming! Nothing would have been possible if it were not for you. Thank you to the National American Miss Faculty for helping me from day one by giving me tips, selecting wardrobe, and injecting inspiration into me. Thank you to Brittany and Patricia for being the two best bold, brilliant, and beautiful big sisters from another mother I could ever ask for! A shout out to my sister queens – it has been a privilege to know you and to reign with you. See you in 2013! And finally I would like to thank my family and God for blessing me with a happy fairytale life.
Now, as I prepare to turn the page on this chapter in my life, I look back on this experience as one of personal growth, opportunity and a foundation on which I will build my future. As my year comes to an end, I know my journey has only just begun. Riding in parades, making appearances, and doing community service with my embedded crown and banner is something I will miss doing, but I will not forget that this title has opened many doors. I look forward to the upcoming journey with great anticipation. To the people of North Carolina, thank you so much for a wonderful year. I am truly grateful and blessed to have represented you in every step I have taken.
And to the contestants, no matter who takes home the crown this year, remember there is always next year! To my successor, have a wonderful year, use the title wisely, and welcome. Welcome to the (National American Family!!) NAMily(:
Christina Rubio, 2011 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Year in Review
Christina Rubio, the 2011 Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen, has been working hard since she was crowned in July of 2011.
Christina has been busy distributing the stuffed animals and books donated by herself and other fellow 2011 NAM KY pre-teens to places such as Fire and Police Departments, Libraries, and the Louisville, KY Ronald McDonald House. Because of the critical conditions of a lot of the patients at the Ronald McDonalds House, they are not able to accept stuffed animals. So, Christina invested in some new puzzles for the children and families to go along with the books donated to RMHC in Louisville. Christina is continuing her Volunteer work, along with being the State Vice President of Star Events for Future Career and Community Leaders of American in Kentucky.
Christina has met with Congressman Brett Guthrie, Kentucky State Senate Presindent David Williams, as well as Major General Donald Storm. She has also visited Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace in honor of a great President.
She is making the most of her time as the 2011 Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen and loving every minute of it!
Stephanie Ramos, 2011 National American Miss Kentucky Teen Queen worked with Ronald Mcdonald at an event called touch a truck where children where able to get on and touch.
Stephanie Ramos, 2011 National American Miss Kentucky Teen Queen worked with Ronald Mcdonald at an event called touch a truck where children where able to get on and touch.There was an ambulance, a fire truck, a helicopter, all different rescue vehicles that the kids got to experience and play on. Stephanie then had a chance to meet with the kids and get pictures taken with them. What a neat experience to be able to spend some time with the kids and their families. They also got to meet and greet Ronald Mc Donald. There were also face painting, different activities for the kids to participate in and food donated from O’Charley’s. All the proceeds raised went to the Ronald McDonald charities of the Bluegrass.
All the money goes to under privilege children to assist them with school supplies, etc. Last year they had 1500 participants and expect more this year.
National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Cailee taped a TV spot for the upcoming event Big toys for kids sponsored by Communities in Schools which airs on Channel 63 in Lexington. All the money goes to under privilege children to assist them with school supplies, etc. Last year they had 1500 participants and expect more this year. Cailee will also be volunteering on August 27, 2011 in Lexington for this event. Cailee will be receiving the highest honor of the Presidential award for her volunteer work (Gold level).