2009 National American Miss Princess Kelsey Artman Farewell

Dear Contestants & Families,

Wow!  It is hard to believe that it has been one year since I was crowned your National

American Miss Georgia Princess! I had such a great time at last year’s pageant and

made many new friends. I had the opportunity to travel to other NAM pageants as a

visiting queen and learned to smile and wave very quickly!

Before I knew it, it was time to go to California for Nationals! I met all of my sister

queens and had an amazing time. I toured Hollywood and the Walk of Fame, went

shopping in LA and visited the Santa Monica Pier, but I can’t forget the highlight of the

 trip – Disneyland! My family and I had such a great time! I made friends with girls from

all over the country and it was the experience of a lifetime!

Being a NAM queen also gave me the opportunity to serve in my community at many events including Relay for Life, March for Babies, benefit pageants and even a fashion show! This year has been amazing and although I am sad that it is coming to an end, I am excited to crown your new Princess!

I have many people I would like to thank for making this year so special. To my sister queens, thank you for always looking out for me and supporting me as your little sister. To Mr. Matt, the best director a girl could have!  To Miss Roxanne and Kaleigh for encouraging me to do my first pageant which helped to prepare me for NAM!  To Miss Sharon, for all of the love and support you gave me this year. To Miss Tracy at Girli Girl for always keeping me dressed my best! To my mom and dad for all of your support and the unlimited use of your American Express card. To my big brother, Dylan, for always cheering me on and being my biggest fan.

I want to wish all of you the very best at the pageant so go out there, do your best and remember that while only one girl can be crowned, you have already won by participating  and this weekend will be an amazing experience! Finally to the new National American Miss Georgia Princess, enjoy every moment and take lots of pictures. This will be one of the best times of your life.

For the last time, I am your 2009/2010, National American Miss Georgia Princess,

Kelsey Artman

2009 National American Miss Georgia Teen Amber Lee Farewell

2009 Naitonal American Miss Georgia Teen Amber Lee Farewell

Dear National American Miss Family and Friends,

God has truly blessed my life. Last year I had no idea that on July 5, 2009 I would compete with over 120 of the most incredible girls in Georgia and be crowned the National American Miss Georgia Teen queen.  Holding this prestigious title led me to many unforgettable adventures.  Some highlights from my reign included when I presented the awards to the new members of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Induction in Dawsonville, rode in festival parades, volunteered in my city’s annual Mountain Moonshine Festival which raises money for the Kare for Kids charity to provide for underprivileged children, traveled to Tennessee as visiting royalty, met Georgia’s governor Sonny Purdue, and made an appearance at Alma, GA’s annual Blueberry Festival.  In November, my family and I traveled to Anaheim, California where I represented our state at the National pageant.  Here I met many remarkable fellow queens from all across the USA.  During this week my family and I toured through Hollywood, shopped on Rodeo drive, went to Venice and Laguna Beach, and since I am a current Walt Disney World cast member of course my favorite part of the week was going to Disneyland 3 times! It truly was one of my family’s favorite vacations ever and I am so thankful for the lessons I learned and the experiences I gained during Nationals.

I want to say thank you to all of my wonderful family and friends, every cast member at Disney, and all who are a part of National American Miss not only for your unconditional love and for making this year so spectacular, but for inspiring me to go after all the things I want most in my life and for making me a better, more well-rounded person.  I truly hope that I will be able to inspire many people and that I am someone everyone can look up to, just as I look up to all of you. Being your queen has meant the world to me, and I have tried my best to live and represent you all the way a true princess would. Now that my royal duties and responsibilities as Miss Georgia Teen are coming to an end, I hope I have been able to uplift, encourage, and have been a role model you all can be proud of!

To my successor, really make the most of your time this year, and know that being a queen is really about what you have to offer the world, and how you can make a difference in it.  To all the other contestants, just know that you do not need a crown to be a true princess, because being a respected role model, having morals and treating the world with kindness is what being a princess is all about! Look at Cinderella and Snow White, they do not even have crowns! To every one else, always remain true to yourself and never compromise who you are for anyone or anything. Know that dreams do come true, but only if they are meant to be, and someday you will look back on all the ones that did not come true and be thankful that they did not because they could have hindered you from reaching a dream even bigger that you did not even know existed yet! So continue to believe in yourself and seize every opportunity that comes your way. Instead of wondering about all the great things you will receive in your future, begin to look at the magic that is already gliding through your life at this very moment. Remember life is not always about making every single dream come true, but rather it is about celebrating the dreams that already have come true! Have fun in life and in everything you do celebrate you! It truly has been such an honor to serve you all this year.  This is definitely not my happy ending, it is just my “once upon a time’’ beginning!

Forever your 2009/2010 National American Miss Georgia Teen,

Amber Paige Lee