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

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

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Sophia Fox newsNational All-American Miss Pre-Teen 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!

2013 Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Hannah Martin says farewell to her year as Queen.

2013 National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Hannah Martin says farewell to her year as Queen.

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Miss Kentucky Jr PreTeen - Hannah Martin - volunteer service at Volunteers of America

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Hannah_Martin_KY_Jr_Preteen_Governor_BrashearAfter five years of hard work and dedication, I was overwhelmed with emotion to be crowned your 2013 Miss Kentucky Junior Preteen. It has been an incredible year with many wonderful experiences. I was truly honored to represent my state for National American Miss.
I had the opportunity to meet several community and state leaders. Touring the state capital with my sister queens and meeting Governor Brashear was a great experience.
I loved supporting my community at festivals, parades and fundraising events. I was excited to raise over $1,000 for breast cancer awareness with my NAM bake sale. I also collected books and helped comfort children at the Volunteers of America emergency shelter.
The national pageant in California was amazing. I had so much fun with the contestants and their families at Disneyland. I think my parents had fun too! Seeing the stars on the Hollywood walk of fame and shopping in Coconut Grove was a blast!
I was honored to place second runner up in casual wear modeling and first runner up as the most promising model at nationals.
I made so many new friends this year. Olivia, Miss Indiana, and Maddie, Miss Kansas, you will be my life-long friends. To my sister queens, Aaniyah, Brooke, and Savannah, I am so blessed to have shared this journey with you and you will always have a place in my heart.
A very special thanks to my mom and dad for supporting my dream. You are always encouraging me to do my best and never give up. Thanks to my friend, Gracie, who is more like a big sister. You are always there and even made the trip to California to cheer me on.
Thanks to Matt Leverton for being a wonderful state director and role model for so many young girls. I will remember this year forever.
To my successor, embrace this year and enjoy every moment.
Until next time,

I am your 2013 Miss Kentucky Junior PreteenHannah Martin.

Marindia Humbert, Miss North Carolina Jr-Pre-teen Queen, helps raise money for the Children’s Museum of Jacksonville.

Marindia Humbert, Miss North Carolina Jr-Pre-teen Queen, helps raise money for the Children’s Museum of Jacksonville.

PicsArt_1383150497763Marindia Humbert, Miss North Carolina Jr-Pre-teen Queen, helps raise money for the Children’s Museum of Jacksonville by doing glitter tattoos and face painting at Onslow County’s Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is a Community Fundraiser that raises money for the soup kitchen, Women’s Shelter and other outreach programs in her county.

Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Alexandria Murphy at the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens.

National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen Alexandria Murphy at the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens.

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Alexandria Murphy.jpg2Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Alexandria Murphy at the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens. At the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens, she assisted children in planting flowers,watering plants and seeds in the garden, she shared her crown with a little girl and participated in the 5k walk. She had a great day!

Sophia Takla, All American Pre-Teen Queen, starring as Ariel in West Sylvan Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Sophia Takla All American Pre-Teen Queen starring as Ariel in West Sylvan Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Sophia as Ariel!Sophia Takla, our newly crowned All American Pre-Teen Queen, is starring as Ariel in West Sylvan Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. It’s a big show and she is having a ball! What a great time and a wonderful experience she is having.

Marindia Humbert, Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen visits the Wounded Warrior Family Support Organization.

Marindia Humbert, Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen visits the Wounded Warrior Family Support Organization.

woundedwarriorMarindia Humbert, Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen visited with the Wounded Warrior Family Support Organization and made a donation to help our Vets. The Wounded Warrior Family will auction the car off at the end of its 48 State Tour and use the money to build houses for Military Vets in Illinois and North Carolina.

Kentucky Jr.Teen Savanah Stevens participates for great events, Relay for Life and Boyle County’s Great American Brass Band Festival!

Kentucky Jr.Teen Queen Savanah Stevens participates for great events, Relay for Life and Boyle County’s Great American Brass Band Festival!

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R4L & GABBF Parade 022Kentucky Jr.Teen Queen Savannah Stevens participates for great events, Relay for Life and Boyle County’s Great American Brass Band Festival! Savanah was so happy to be participating in the Lincoln County Relay for Life event the evening of Friday June 7, 2013. The first photo is at the event where she was a team member for the DCBS office team. She helped serve the meal that her local team provided and also participated in walking laps around the track that evening to help her team receive the award of most laps completed. Savanah’s team also won for the most money raised by a non-profit organization. All in all that evening there was a total of $107,492.01 raised by the local chapter of the Relay for Life. Savanah also participated in her hometowns parade for the Boyle County’s Great American Brass Band Festival Parade. This was the 24th year for the event which kicked off with an annual hot air balloon race on Friday evening followed by the parade on Saturday morning. This event showcases many different concerts throughout the weekend on the lawn of the well-known Centre College. The theme this year was “Slides Rule”, a celebration of the trombone.

Katylin Sweeney, Miss Ohio Junior Pre-Teen, won first runner-up honors in the University of Akron Polymer Academy’s Young Inventor Contest.

Katylin Sweeney, National American Miss Junior Pre-Teen Queen, won first runner-up honors in the University of Akron Polymer Academy’s Young Inventor Contest.

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OhioKatylin Sweeney, Ohio Junior Pre-Teen, won first runner-up honors in the University of Akron Polymer Academy’s Young Inventor Contest. This is a national contest with more than 600 gifted students from 24 states in grades 5-8 participating. The objective is to use your creativity and scientific know how to invent something that incorporates rubber bands and can make a significant and positive impact. Katylin’s entry was a life size sculpture of a girl in a dance stretch. She named her sculpture Stretcharella. Here is her essay to accompany her invention.

Katylin Sweeney – Grade 5 – Stretcherella

Rubber bands are the perfect metaphor for becoming your best self; they stretch to reach their full potential but always remember their original shape. Said more simply, I believe you should stretch to reach your dreams but remember who you are! Spreading this message is Stretcherella’s mission. I created her so together we could make this statement to the world in a very memorable way. Stretcherella is covered in rubber bands. They are perfect because they are a significant symbol in the overall meaning. Stretcherella is meant to be an inspiration, an unforgettable image that pulls at your heart and urges you to stretch for whatever you dream of but still be yourself.

From a science standpoint Stretcherella’s anatomy matches that of the human body, a balloon skeleton, a newpaper musuclar system and rubber band skin.

National American Miss JR. Pre-Teen Miss Ohio and nationally recognized inventor – that is one well rounded young lady!! For more information on the contest you can visit www.rubberbandcontest.org.

Carter Brown, 2012 North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen, looks back on her year as National American Miss Royalty.

Carter Brown, 2012 North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, looks back on her year as National American Miss Royalty.

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“2012 was THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE!”… and I pray 2013 will be the same for YOU!  June 30, 2012 was completely life changing!  My family was so proud I was afforded the privilege of serving as the 2012 Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen!

This year, I have served with my church, the Ronald McDonald House, the Get Heeled 5K, the Great Glow Run and made appearances throughout NC.  At NCCU, I escorted the Chancellor onto the football field at a nationally televised football game and announced the winners at the “Eddie” awards.

In addition to serving the community, I met 45 of the nations Jr. Pre-Teen superstars at the National Pageant!  I proudly represented NC and made new friends from all over the U.S.  I’m not sure who had more fun at Disneyland, me or my brother, but I will always have the “bragging rights” that I was the reason our family was able to experience Disneyland!

I am so appreciative of my loving and supportive family, Mr. Matt Leverton, the NAMily and my sweet “blonde bombshell” sister queens!  I have loved spending time with ALL of you this year!

The life skills I have learned through NAM are PRICELESS!  I encourage you to enjoy this weekend and EVERYTHING it has to offer!  There can only be one winner on Saturday, but if you listen and learn, you will leave improved in ways you never could have imagined!  NAM will be one of the best experiences of your life!  Enjoy EVERY moment!

Carter Brown

Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen 2012

 

Abigail Satter, Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen at Race for the Cure.

Abigail Satter North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen at Race for the Cure. She was very happy to be able to help with such a worthy cause.

Abigail Satter at Race for the CureAbigail Satter North Carolina Jr. Teen at Race for the Cure. She was very happy to be able to help with such a worthy cause.