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.
Congratulations, and welcome to the Miss South Carolina Pageant! I am truly looking forward to meeting each and every one of you. This weekend is going to be very exciting and an adventure you will always remember!
Being Miss SC Jr. Teen has been such a blessing to me. It allowed me the opportunity to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Charities, making pop tab bracelets, which helped to raise money for the organization. I also volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters at their Bowl for Kid’s Sake and helped at the spring 2015 Special Olympics. All the while, meeting some amazing people along the way!
Going to Nationals in California is an experience I will never forget! From competing with the best of the best to touring the streets of Hollywood, my time at Nationals is something I will treasure forever! I can honestly say I have made friendships that will last a lifetime.
Remember to always smile, have fun, and make as many new friends as you can. Above all else, believe in yourself. You are already a winner!
As my journey comes to an end and a new one begins for one of you special girls, I wish you all the best life can bring!
Wishing you the Best Always,
2013 National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Queen out and about in Kentucky.
2013 Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen out and about in Kentucky. Hannah was photographed by the Voice Tribune while visiting the Kentucky State Fair. She also proudly represented National American Miss in her community at the Gaslight Festival Parade and then hosted a bake sale to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Hannah raised $375!
2013 National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Hannah Martin says farewell to her year as Queen.
After 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.
Hannah Martin, National American Miss Kentucky Junior Pre-teen Queen, raised $1,000 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Hannah Martin, Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, participated in the Arthritis Walk.
Hannah Martin, Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, participated in the Arthritis Walk. The event was help in Louisville, KY at the Louisville Slugger Field. This event was used to raise money to support Arthritis research. The non-competitive 5K walk (3.1 miles), with a one-mile option, is expected to raise $62,000 to support local Arthritis Foundation programs, services and research that hopefully will lead to a cure. More than one million people of all ages in Kentucky have been diagnosed with arthritis, that’s 32 percent of the state’s adults. Kentucky ranks second in the country for the highest incidence of arthritis in adults. And nearly 4,000 children in the state have been diagnosed with arthritis. Fibromyalgia affects about five million Americans and is a condition associated with widespread chronic pain, fatigue, memory problems and mood changes. Rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic autoimmune disease, affects 1.5 million Americans. Women are two to three times more likely to get RA than men. RA can affect more than joints. The heart, lungs, eyes, blood vessels, nervous system and more can be involved. Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children, more than the number of children affected with juvenile diabetes and cystic fibrosis combined. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of arthritis, which strikes one in every five adults and 300,000 children, and is the nation’s leading cause of disability. To conquer this painful, debilitating disease, we support education, research, advocacy and other vital programs and services.
National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Queen and Princess Queen met with Senator Mitch McConnell and volunteer at the Kentucky Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.
Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen and Princess met with Senator Mitch McConnell and volunteer at the Kentucky Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Aanayiah Burnett, Kentucky Princess Queen, and Hannah Martin, Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, met with Senator Mitch McConnell to discuss issues concerning youth today. They then were on hand to kick off the Kentucky Breast Cancer Awareness walk. They met Dawne Gee, local news anchor for WAVE TV, she was on hand to encourage everyone to make a difference. The girls had a great time and enjoyed these two events.
Hannah Martin, National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, attended the Louisville Mayor’s Hike Bike and Paddle event.
Hannah Martin, Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen, attended the Louisville Mayor’s Hike Bike and Paddle event. This is a bi-annual event to promote health and fitness in her community. She met the Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Heather, Miss Wheelchair Kentucky during the event. The hike along the riverfront and in the downtown area took her past the historic Belle of Louisville Steamboat and the Yum Center!