2009 Jr. Pre-Teen NAM Cover Girl Catherine Dixon Farewell
Congratulations and welcome to the 2010 North and South Carolina State Pageant! My experience with National American Miss has been phenomenal!
The National American Miss family has been so nice to me. Thanks for letting me have this opportunity! I would like to send a big shout-out to my family for all their love and support! Thanks you guys! And most of all, I thank God for letting me have this opportunity of a lifetime!
Every part of the pageant was rewarding, but my favorite parts were the personal introduction and interviewing with the judges. Getting on stage and telling them how my first grade teacher called me her Renaissance Girl because she knew I liked “doing it all” was very exciting! I felt privileged to be on the stage as your 2009 Cover Girl! My advertising sponsors were truly impressed with the motto and purpose of National American Miss and I am so pleased to be a part of this family oriented organization!
Nationals was so fun! It was an honor to be crowned as National Cover Model in Anaheim, CA! There were so many exciting events! At rehearsals, we “pumped up the party” with fun attire such as pajamas, crazy hair and patriotic clothing! I even got to meet and take a picture with Ms. Kathleen Mayes and Ms. Dawn Lee Costa. We went to Hollywood and even went on a tour, but the part I liked best was meeting girls from across the country! I was amazed by how much we had in common. These are all memories that I will keep close to me forever!
I am positive you will have an extraordinary experience with National American Miss! I enjoyed raising money for Boys Farm, a Christian home for boys and Berkeley Citizens in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, that supports children with special needs. It was very rewarding to help people. Just remember: In South Carolina, there are smiling faces and beautiful places, but no matter where you are, you should always let your inner beauty shine through! Good luck and I hope you enjoy your wild journey with National American Miss as much as I have!
Hello National American Miss Pre-teen Contestants!
I believe the memories made at the NAMISS pageant have not only helped me build the confidence and skills I needed to grow, but also helped me create lifelong friends, and meet some extremely, amazing people in the process!
My reign as North Carolina Pre-teen Covergirl began at the State Pageant last summer and continued to Nationals, where I was crowned National Pre-teen Covergirl in November 2009. This year has been absolutely amazing! I loved going out there and representing my home state at Nationals in Anaheim, California and meeting so many great girls and their families. Being a representative of NAMISS, I also was given the opportunity to really give back to my community through volunteering. I was honored to volunteer with the ALS Association – Catfish Hunter Chapter. I started my own Walk Team to defeat ALS, which is also known Lou Gehrig’s disease, and my team raised thousands of dollars. It felt extremely wonderful to be given a chance to help raise money to fight that terrible disease.
First, I would like to thank God and my family for helping me to create these memories. I also want to especially thank my sister Aidan, for supporting me through it all – I wouldn’t have a leg to stand on without you! Also, special thanks to my friends for supporting me throughout State and Nationals! Thank you to Matt Leverton for all you do for this pageant and thank you to all who supported me along the way!
Most importantly to all the contestants this year, it’s your time to truly shine! I encourage you to make this weekend something you will never forget! Good luck to all!
Jurnee Jackson-National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Oregon Cover Girl honored by the City of Redmond
Jurnee Jackson, National American Miss Pageants Jr. Pre-Teen Cover Girl from Oregon was recently honor by her home city of Redmond, Oregon for a month long volunteering campaign she did with the local fire department. In a letter of appreciation sent to Jurnee, the Redmond Fire Marshal wrote:
“Jurnee, you were always polite and excited to be here; and we all appreciated your help and eagerness. It was especially nice to see your outgoing manner while working.” “You are a bright young lady and it is easy to see why you were crowned.”
This past summer Jurnee participated in the 4th of July parade, met with her county commissioner and continues to promote fire safety in her communities and surrounding areas. We are all so very proud of Jurnee!