2009 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Kyle Hornback Farewell
You know the saying “Time flies when you’re having fun?” Well, that’s what I’ve been doing this entire year. Look how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time! When I was crowned National American Miss Kentucky Pre-teen, I was so surprised. I didn’t know what to think! I then flew to California in November for Nationals and had the time of my life! I got to meet girls from all over the country and make plenty of memories. I had the chance to take a tour of Hollywood and even ride down Rodeo Drive! Disneyland was so much fun. I got to see Mickey, Peter Pan, and even Jack Sparrow!
Nationals wasn’t the only great part of my year. I had the opportunity to volunteer at various places representing my title. Being the Ambassador for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, I spoke about brain injury prevention and appeared at many events.
To all of my faithful sponsors- thank you so much for all of the support. I had so much fun volunteering and promoting events.
To Malia, my first runner up- You’re a queen in your own right and we’ll be friends forever.
Hey, Leverton!- You are most definitely the best director of all the states. Thank you for making this weekend so special.
To my family- Mom, you have always supported me and given me guidance. Thank you for spending countless hours helping me prepare and practice. Dad, I’m sorry that you get so emotional watching me on stage. Thanks for always giving encouragement and love. Logan, my true sister queen, this year wouldn’t have been the same without you. The rest of my family, thank you guys so much for all of the love and support.
To all of you nervous contestants- no matter what the outcome, this experience will stay with you forever.
To my successor- look forward to a fun-packed year, making so many memories, and making a ton of friends. This year is gone before you know it, so cherish every moment of it. Remember, at Nationals, go for that spirit stick!
And finally, I want to thank my Lord and Savior for all the many blessings that He has bestowed on me.
Signing out for the last time, your 2009/2010 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-teen, Kyle Hornback.
2009 National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Logan Hornback Farewell
Wow! I can’t believe it’s been a year since I was crowned National American Miss Ky Jr. Pre-teen. When they called my name I was so excited and that’s when the Journey began. I had so much fun visiting other pageants. I was treated like royalty and met my sister queens from Indiana, Tennessee and Texas.
And let me tell you, the volunteering you get to do is amazing. I had so much fun going to Wayside Christian Mission and helping homeless children. Don’t pass up those opportunities to help others because it can change your life.
And then it was off to Nationals in California. I made so many friends. There was Kirsten Miss Tennessee, Tiffany Miss Minnesota, Reegan Miss Michigan and of course I’ll never forget Anna Miss Indiana.
I had a blast going to Disneyland. Believe me you’ll take so many pictures so bring lots of film. Not only did I have all that fun in Disneyland but I got to roam the streets of Hollywood. I even got to meet Madonna…just kidding. It was the best time of my life.
Special thanks to my family; Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Penny and Rosemare. Without your support I never would have made it this far. Dad I know you could only stand in the back of the room and cry but I love you for it anyway. And Mom thank you for helping me rehearse and searching everywhere for just the right shoes. You really made it happen. And finally to my sister Kyle. I love you so much.! Not many sisters can share the experience of being queens together. Thanks to Matt Leverton you’re the greatest director and to all the friends I’ve made here..
To the new Miss Ky Jr Pre-teen Congratulations! You did it. What a ride you’re in for. To all the contestants remember they may only crown one queen but you are all winners. So for the last time, good bye from your 2009/2010 Miss Ky Jr Pre-Teen
Its hard to believe that my year as your National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Teen 2009 is over. Being the regining queen for the state this year has opened so many doors for me. I enjoyed volunteering, being visiting royalty and going to nationals. I made so many friends this year and made memories I’ll never forget. I would like you to know that I’ve stood in your shoes four times before, I know what its like to be here for the first time and being here for your fourth, the excitement and the dream never goes away. Being crowned was a dream come true. If I can give you any advice, all I can say is have fun! This experience will change your life, for the better. I hope this weekend turns out to be the way you always dreamed and I hope you and your family take this weekend and grow together. Always remember, if it is YOUR dream it is always worth TRYING to achieve! Have a great weekend, and feel free to ask me anything! See you soon!
Megan Alisa Webb
2009 National American Miss Kentucky Jr. Teen Queen
It’s hard to believe my journey as your reigning National American Miss Kentucky Teen has come to an end. It has been an amazing year, filled with memories that I will treasure for a lifetime. I am honored to have worked with and been a part of the March of Dimes Organization, Cell Phones for Soldiers Foundation, and Samaritans Purse-Operation Christmas Child.
My most treasured memory of my reign was attending nationals. The entire week was a blast. I had an amazing time at Disneyland, where I got to meet and bond friendships with other queens from across the United States. I toured the streets of Hollywood and Rodeo Drive and participated in many activities while representing the great state of Kentucky.
Thanks to the entire NAM staff for all your support this year. Special thanks go to Matt, for his dedication and hard work as a state director. To my sister queens-a year ago we received our crowns and became royalty of Kentucky. Memories will fade, but friendships last forever. To Megan, Kyle & Logan, you’re the greatest!
I would like to congratulate each state finalist on your achievements thus far and encourage each of you to dream big and work hard to reach your goals. Dreams that you follow will keep coming true.
Finally, I would like to thank my family and friends for your love and support. Your leadership and guidance has helped me become the person I am today. I am a girl with dreams. I am Hensley Rector.