Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Jessica Johnson looks back on her year of service.

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* News crew

* Safety Patrol

* Genius Hour

* Accelerated Reader

* A Honor Role

My hobbies are playing with our dog Miles, swimming, and traveling.

I aspire to be an actress & singer.

During my reigning year I have done many exciting things:

* Volunteered to help at a Benefit to honor those who lost their lives at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.

* Gave backpacks out at a back to school drive

* Volunteered at The Ronald McDonald House

* Met Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Congresswoman Alma Adams

* Sister Queens & I participated in the MLK Jr. Parade in Charlotte

* Sister Queen Faith Yeley & I appeared on Good Day Charlotte & WBTV News

* My family & I traveled to Anaheim Ca., for Nationals and had an AWESOME time!

My advice to my successor is to live every moment to the fullest, have fun with this title because the year goes by fast.  Always be yourself, dream big, and work hard because if you do these things I promise you will go far.

I have truly enjoyed my year as your Miss NC Pre-Teen Queen.   I will never forget this time and I thank my Director Matt Leverton for all the experiences & opportunities my title has afforded me.

2015 Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Jessica Johnson attended the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir, honoring those killed at Mother Emanuel Church.

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Georgia Jr. Teen, Jordan Meachum, met the sports analyst for NBA on TNT.

Georgia Jr. Teen Queen, Jordan Meachum, met the sports analyst for NBA on TNT.

DSCF2013 DSCF2014 DSCF2019Georgia Jr. Teen , Jordan Meachum, met the sports analyst for NBA on TNT. She met, Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, and Kenny Smith.

South Carolina Teen, Casey Johnson, at the Spartanburg Jaycees Christmas Parade and the Shrine Bowl Parade.

National American Miss South Carolina Teen Queen Casey Johnson was able to participate at the annual Spartanburg Jaycees Christmas parade.

 

National American Miss South Carolina Teen Casey Johnson was able to participate at the annual Spartanburg Jaycees Christmas parade. Her dad drove her around downtown Spartanburg while she smiled and waved to everyone. The floats and decorations were beautiful and Casey had a blast! Casey was also blessed to be able to participate at the Carolina Shrine Bowl. She was so happy to spend the day with one of her best friends, Megan Ebert, the Miss North Carolina Teen who was there as well. Casey enjoyed meeting the Shriners and participating in the Shrine Bowl Parade. She had fun cheering for all the players and for her state and to top things off, South Carolina ended up winning!

2012 Miss South Carolina Teen volunteers at Back to School Wellness Fair.

2012 National American Miss South Carolina Teen Queen volunteers at Back to School Wellness Fair.

Miss South Carolina Teen Casey Johnson volunteered at the 6th annual Back to School Wellness Fair where she handed out bears to local school children. She really enjoyed meeting all of these children and being able to give them a toy to start off the school year with a smile!

North Carolina National American Miss Pre-Teen Queen Kristen Johnson volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank.

Kristen spent time volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, NC. Second Harvest strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food.

Kristen spent time volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, NC. Second Harvest strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. They provide a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need. Second Harvest service area population lives in poverty, including almost 170,000 children and seniors. In order to get this food into the community, Second Harvest relies on community volunteers to help sort and prepare food for distribution.

During her day of service, Kristen helped to organize the different food items and place them in the appropriate distribution bin. She was trained how to identify damaged food items and remove them from distribution. She also helped clean up the warehouse when the work was done. It was a lot of hard work, but very rewarding. The best part of volunteering is about helping people in need with this effort. Kristen loved serving her community and knowing that the day’s activities is essential to feeding families and children. She looks forward to serving again throughout the year.

National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Queen Kristen Johnson particiaptes in the 9/11 National Day of Service and works with H.A.L.O.

Kristen participated in the 9/11 National Day of Service. She baked and delivered homemade chocolate chip cookies to some local fire departments in Charlotte.

Kristen participated in the 9/11 National Day of Service. She baked and delivered homemade chocolate chip cookies to some local fire departments in Charlotte. She volunteered through the Bank of America Community Volunteers which provided the contact information.   She called several fire departments to arrange delivery of their cookie trays. She picked stations in four different parts of town in order to cover a wide area. The project gave her an opportunity to share one of her favorite things to do and bring a smile to someone else. She was able to meet firefighters at each station and thank them for all their hard work and dedication to keeping the community safe. She was able to sit in one of the trucks which was she thought was really cool. Kristen said it was good to see their smiles when delivering the cookies to them. Kristen said it was great to show our local heroes how much they are appreciated.

Kristen’s second activity was as a rescue dog handler for Project H.A.L.O ( Helping Animals Live On).  Her duties included event set up, handling rescue dogs during the event and providing for its needs, speaking with potential adoptive parties, and encourage support of the organization to event visitors.