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.
Kentucky Jr.Teen Queen Savanah Stevens participates for great events, Relay for Life and Boyle County’s Great American Brass Band Festival!
Kentucky Jr.Teen Queen Savannah Stevens participates for great events, Relay for Life and Boyle County’s Great American Brass Band Festival! Savanah was so happy to be participating in the Lincoln County Relay for Life event the evening of Friday June 7, 2013. The first photo is at the event where she was a team member for the DCBS office team. She helped serve the meal that her local team provided and also participated in walking laps around the track that evening to help her team receive the award of most laps completed. Savanah’s team also won for the most money raised by a non-profit organization. All in all that evening there was a total of $107,492.01 raised by the local chapter of the Relay for Life. Savanah also participated in her hometowns parade for the Boyle County’s Great American Brass Band Festival Parade. This was the 24th year for the event which kicked off with an annual hot air balloon race on Friday evening followed by the parade on Saturday morning. This event showcases many different concerts throughout the weekend on the lawn of the well-known Centre College. The theme this year was “Slides Rule”, a celebration of the trombone.
Logan Hornback, Kentucky Pre-Teen Queen, volunteered her time at City Life Shawnee doing manual labor, spread gravel for a sidewalk, cut vines, pulled weeds and collected trash.
Logan Hornback, Kentucky Pre-Teen, volunteered her time at City Life Shawnee doing manual labor, spread gravel for a sidewalk, cut vines, pulled weeds and collected trash. Shawnee is a devastated neighborhood with many boarded up homes. The City Life Center is a symbol of hope, but required lots of work before opening. City Life Shawnee is an urban outreach program where kids of all ages can come to get help with their homework, meet with mentors that encourage them to contribute more constructively to society or even eat a hot meal. The goal is to better the community, and to make it a more pleasant place for children to grow up in. It took dedication from many people, but now they have an amazing center. Since volunteering here and getting to know the Shawnee kids Logan noticed how much they need someone to show them what the right thing is to do and how to do it. She feels so fortunate that she got to take part in leading them towards the right path. One Saturday sne spent the day cleaning up the center and getting it ready to be used. They had to spread gravel for a level sidewalk, cut vines, pull weeds along the fence and pick up trash; it was tough work! Logan learned that community service isn’t just about what you do, but also the attitude that you do it with. She was amazed by the progress at the center and how far the kids involved have come. She noticed how big of an impact her actions have, and sometimes even find them copying what she does. That’s what being a mentor at City Life is all about. For Logan being a part of something so life changing is exciting, and it’s even more rewarding to think that she has an important role in teaching the kids of Shawnee to change their community for Christ.
National American Miss South Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Aria Surka to participate in Relay For Life.
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