Miss Florida Jr. Pre-Teen Carla Lombardo has been busy representing National American Miss. From her appearances at Disney World to her appearance at Miss America Outstanding Teen that concluded with many pictures with the various state queens and Miss America 2014, as well as her picture with Miss Georgia, the reigning Miss America, Carla has done her best to represent her state.
Carla has been active in activities such as Relay for Life at the local community center with senior citizens. She donates baked goods twice weekly to the center where all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for Relay for Life. These funds were all raised by Carla and her leadership. She baked when she had time and involved sponsors such as Gordon Food Services to donate boxes of cookies to sell. We believe it was a great success!
Carla has also started her own initiative to fight illiteracy through her program that she named “readers make leaders”. Starting with her 10th birthday where she asked for gently used or new books instead of gifts, to a large book drive at her school, she raised over 1000 books. With the collaboration and effort of her brother, a boy scout, his troop, and their family and friends, she achieved her goal of building a small library for the children of an educational center, Tiny Kingdom in Homestead, Florida. This was possible through “We Care of South Dade”, a non-profit organization that presented this center to her. This center accomodates a large number of migrant farmworker’s children. They were very much in need. Carla reads to them for one hour once a week to get to know them better!
She also has participated in a Columbus day festival at a local farm where she appeared with Miss Homestead of the Miss America system and where she supported 4-H, a non profit organization for youth development.
Miss Tennessee Princess Ava Lowe donates supplies to local Health Department. Ava donated school supplies that were donated at the Tennessee State pageant to Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley and Kelley Harris with the Robertson County Health Department. The supplies were for Mayor Bradley’s 8th annual Back to School Bash where students can get free school supplies as well as free checkups and sports physicals.
Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen Hannah Daffron collected can goods for local shelter! Hannah went door to door and got over 1000 can goods for a local emergency shelter!
Spencer Petty, Miss Tennessee Teen, organized a fundraiser for girls! Spencer, organized a fundraiser at Chick-fil-a as the Tennessee Director for Miss Amazing Pageant. The Miss Amazing Pageant is a pageant for girls with disabilities. There were five girls crowned as queens in their age divisions. All five queens are committed to attend Nationals in July. The National pageant will be held in Los Angeles, California.
Bailee Smith, Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen danced for the Cancer Association. Bailee participated in Dancing with the Spartanburg Stars. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised for the Cancer Association for Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties.
Ella Osborne, Miss Oregon Princess, filmed a commercial for Toys for Tots!
2013 South Florida Pre-Teen Queen Jeanae Ganthier walked for Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk and donated supplies at Renaissance Charter.
2013 South Florida Pre-Teen Queen Jeanae Ganthier walked for Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk and donated supplies to her middle school, Renaissance Charter at Coral Springs.
Hannah Martin, National American Miss Kentucky Junior Pre-teen Queen, raised $1,000 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
2013 National American Miss South Florida Jr. Teen Queen Rebecca Markert represented National American Miss at 2 great causes.
2013 Miss South Florida Jr. Teen Rebecca Markert represented National American Miss at 2 great causes. Rebecca met Ryan Newman at the NASCAR championship in Homestead, Florida. Rebecca represented the Ford Alpha-1 car. Alpha-1 (Antitypsin Deficiency) is an inherited disorder that may cause lung disease and liver disease. There is no cure for this disease.Rebecca was also at the Italian Festival. She was there to help raise money and awareness for Little Smiles. Tony Darrow, from the Soprano’s was also there helping with this great cause.