Adventure Bags, Inc. works with organizations that work with displaced children such as DFCS, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and teen shelters. They provide these organizations with a book bag of important items like: a stuffed animal, toothbrush, toothpaste, under garments, hair brush or comb, socks, coloring books, crayons and a journal for children to write down their thoughts so that when they do have to go to an unfamiliar place the children have some items that are ALL their own. Adventure Bags, Inc. serves counties all over Georgia and it is their intention to help provide children in crisis security and comfort. More information about this organization can be found at www.adventurebags.org.
2015 Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Landry Feldmeier helped at Georgetown Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation home. Landry co-hosted a Princess Bingo at Georgetown Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation home. She helped to shop for prizes and called numbers for the residents. The residents with the most Bingos were named “Bingo King and Queen.”
Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Landry Feldmeier attended a Mommy and Me Manners and Tea! Landry greeted the attendees and helped with demonstrating etiquette during the tea party lesson. There was also a demonstration by Jessica Taylor from P.A.T.H. encouraging the young ladies to embrace the girl inside of them and be proud of who they are. They were asked to say something they liked about themselves. Fun was had by all and a portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a local charity.
Caitlyn Capre, Miss Georgia Pre-Teen, met with the Governor and toured the Capitol! Caitylyn met with Georgia Governor Deal. She also had a chance to talk with a group of girls who were on a school trip. She spoke with them about National American Miss, volunteering in the community and her ambition to become an actor. Caityln also had the chance to go on the floor of The House of Representatives. Also, Caitlyn had the opportunity to meet with the founder of Bully, a campaign to fight against bullying.
Anna-Grace also met with the Mayors of the towns in Newberry County South Carolina last night. She met with the Mayor Lisha Senn of Silverstreet, SC; Mayor Darryl Hentz of Pomaria, SC; Mayor Derek Underwood of Prosperity, SC ; and Mayor Foster Senn of Newberry. They all wanted to meet with her and wish her luck as she will represent our community & state at Nationals.
Also she met with Mayor Derek Underwood privately as he welcomed her nonprofit thrift store Angels of Grace to the town of Prosperity. She had appeared in an advertisement with her sister in the Newberry Magazine where the Thrift Store had moved to Prosperity. It was featured on page 24 in the September/October edition. Anna-Grace is the ambassador and a volunteer in the non-profit store. She helped it moved and works in the store setting up displays, sorting clothes, and also helping children shop in the store.
After a busy day with school, cheerleading practice & appearances, she stopped by one of her proud sponsors Zesto’s of Newberry to get supper. Mr. Jack the owner knows that their Fried Chicken is her favorite food. They always have their NAM Queen a chicken leg & a milkshake ready.
Baylee Smith SC Pre-Teen Queen and Anna-Grace SC Princess together at Toni Buskers Workshop in Greenville. Anna-Grace attended last year’s MCI event in Nashville and is part of the MCI family.
Jalynn Sims,Miss Tennessee Princess Queen,has been donating time and supplies around town. Jalynn has been busy since her crowning late July. She has donated all her school supplies, made a guest appearance at St. Jude Rodeo, visited McKamey Animal Shelter, where she donated lots of food and toys to the animals as well as adopted her very own kitten Maddie.
Miss Kentucky Princess Irelyn Jean volunteers around town and helps her community. Irelyn, and a group from church, volunteered at her school. She helped clean up garbage that was under the bleachers, not the most glamorous job but she did it with a good attitude! Also Irelyn delivered two boxes of school supplies (from pageant weekend) to the D.O.V.E.S of Gateway Women’s Shelter (for domestic violence). There are many kids who stay in the house with their mothers and are always in need of supplies. She gave one of her dolls to a little 2 year old staying in the house. Irelyn also has been doing a Bible club group with her church, with a group of women and kids every week for the past 4 weeks. Irelyn came to read the story of Noah, made rainbows with the kids while they talked about the promises of God. She also spent time playing with the kids outside.
Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Kimberly Cox volunteers around town. Kimberly met some local students atthe Back to School Bash and telling other kids...Do Not Smoke! She also met with Mayor Howard Bradley, and one of his staff members Jodi Ballard, as well as the Springfield Police Chief Thompson.
Kimberly also met with News Channel 4 "Snow Bird"!Kimberly Cox with UT Extension- 4H Agent,Kathy Finley. Kimberly is an active member of 4H participating in public speaking, talent competitions, and baking.
Kimberly was invited to volunteer at the Back to School Bash event at Springfield Middle School with United Way of Robertson County. It is estimated that over 800 children were present. She posed in photos with the students, and handed out school supplies and books. Many local non-profits brought school supplies and volunteered as well. Everyone was excited to hear that she will be representing the county at Nationals this November. Kimberly was also interviewed by a local newspaper, RobertsonCounty Connection.
Laney Edwards, says goodbye to her year as the 2013 National American Miss South Carolina Jr. Teen Queen!
I can’t believe that my reign as SC Junior Teen is already coming to an end; it seems like only yesterday that I heard my name announced as the winner! My year representing NAM has flown by in a whirlwind of traveling (across the country-literally!), volunteering, and making appearances and memories. Being a NAM queen has been a privilege and an honor that I will always cherish, and I am thankful to have had this amazing opportunity. I’m so excited to welcome all the new contestants and look forward (with a smile and tears) to crowning my successor!
A lot of girls have asked what advice I have for pageant weekend, so here goes: Make lists for everything, and check them off as you go. Come prepared; have all your paperwork ready to turn in. Do as many optionals as you possibly can (It’s so worth it!). Don’t be nervous. Smile at the judges and the audience. Speak clearly and use complete sentences during your interviews. Most importantly, HAVE FUN and BE YOURSELF! Be confident in the knowledge that you are unique and beautiful, made in the image of your Creator. And if you’re the girl who is fortunate enough to walk away with the crown— Count your blessings and enjoy every moment of your reign because, take it from me, it will be over sooner than you think. Good luck to everyone, and God Bless!
Laney Edwards, 2013 SC Jr. Teen
Alexandria Murphy, National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen volunteered and had fun around town!
Alexandria Murphy, Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen volunteered and had fun around town! Alexandria, assisted at the V Foundation – Halloween Hustle event by working the registration table, cheering on runners at the end of the race and assisting with the children’s 100 yard dash.The Jimmy V Foundation is in honor of North Carolina State University State Basketball coach, Jim Valvano, who was diagnosed with cancer and established the foundation to find a cure for cancer. He unfortunately passed only a few months after establishing the Foundation however it continues to live on strongly.
She then volunteered at Light the Night Leukemia Walk in Raleigh, NC. Niyah Smith, Miss North Carolina Princess Queen and Alexandria Murphy, Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen, volunteered time at the event and then participated in the walk in honor of Kim Calabrese, mother of Cailee Calabrese (former Miss NC Princess and Miss North Carolina Jr PreTeen). Kim is currently battling leukemia. The red lanterns are carried for when you are walking in honor of someone you know with leukemia and the white lantern is for those currently surviving leukemia.
Alexandria Murphy, Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen Queen and Donielle Kube, former 2011 National Cover Girl Pre-Teen, show that National American Miss is about making friends for life. The two girls met almost 3 years ago at NAM Nationals and have been great friends ever since! The girls were able to have fun at a Green Bay Packers Game!While Alexandria is a North Carolina girl she is a Green Bay Packer girl at heart!