Miss South Carolina Teen Hunter Vaughn helps the Woman’s Enrichment Center of Lancaster. Hunter
used part of her winnings to purchase items for the Woman’s Enrichment Center of Lancaster. The Women’s Enrichment Center ministry provides a safe and caring environment for women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. They offer practical alternatives to abortion and support the sanctity of human life. They educate clients on all options available to them. They also offer referrals for continued education and job assistance. All services are FREE and confidential. The Women’s Enrichment Center is funded by the generous contributions of churches, individuals, businesses, fundraising events and grants.
Shelby Beloate, National American Miss Tennessee, recently she went back to her Jr. high school to emcee at the “Harrelson Spring Fling Pageant.” This was a fundraiser for the Harrelson Middle School Cheerleaders to attend cheer camp this summer. It was a wonderful way to give back to her previous school and the athletic department that she had been so involved in.
June 19 2015
I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by. I enjoyed my exciting, busy, and fun filled week in California. We had so much fun in Disneyland, from riding the rides and touring Hollywood, But most of all making new friends from different states and seeing new and exciting things. I have been spending my time volunteering and being in parades.
To mom thank you for always being there for us no matter what, even when you were down you still encouraged us to study hard for our exams and in the end you where there with a smile and just as proud of all of us mom we can’t ask for nothing more of you as always you put us first before yourself I love you mom always.
To all the girls competing, remember what the true meaning of success is. Compete against yourself and be the best you, tonight and for the rest of your life. I hope you have all learned something about yourself this weekend. For all of the young ladies tonight, I wish you walk out of here knowing you are smarter than you think, more beautiful than you see, and more empowered than you feel. There is nothing in between you and your desires other than obstacle you yourself have put in place.
To the new Miss South Carolina, get ready for the unexpected! You are going to have the time of your life! You will filled with excitement, unforgettable moments. Just remember to carry yourself with grace and poise. Your beauty will shine through humbleness and modesty, so stay grounded but be ready to take flight.
This night may mark the end of my reign as Miss South Carolina, but I have only just crossed the starting line of a race that will last a lifetime.
From Your 2014 Miss South Carolina Christy Green
Spencer Petty, Miss Tennessee Teen and Director, of an inspiring 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Tennessee Miss Amazing Pageant. The mission of the Miss Amazing Pageant TM is to provide opportunities for girls and young women with disabilities to raise self-confidence through the skills learned in pageantry in a supportive environment. Even though this organization had been around since 2007 in 20 other states, it had not been held in Tennessee. So Spencer brought the first Miss Amazing pageant for the young ladies with disabilities in Tennessee on Saturday, Jan 3 and Sunday, Jan 4, 2015. After competing in National American Miss pageants for nine years she knew what pageants had done for her in increasing her confidence and she wanted to offer this same experience to young ladies with disabilities. They successfully reached their goal for the first year by:
- registering 15 young ladies to participate
- received over 500 “likes” on facebook
- recruited 40 volunteers to help (Miss Amazing Pageants are run 100% with only volunteers)
- secured over $10,000 of sponsor donations
- collected 66 lbs of canned goods to donate to food bank (entry fee is 5 cans of food) and
- increased the confidence of the young ladies that were given a chance to
- walk on stage and introduce themselves to the packed house of 150 family and friends
- interview one-on-one with three judges and
- learn how to be poised and graceful during evening gown.
Anna-Grace also met with the Mayors of the towns in Newberry County South Carolina last night. She met with the Mayor Lisha Senn of Silverstreet, SC; Mayor Darryl Hentz of Pomaria, SC; Mayor Derek Underwood of Prosperity, SC ; and Mayor Foster Senn of Newberry. They all wanted to meet with her and wish her luck as she will represent our community & state at Nationals.
Also she met with Mayor Derek Underwood privately as he welcomed her nonprofit thrift store Angels of Grace to the town of Prosperity. She had appeared in an advertisement with her sister in the Newberry Magazine where the Thrift Store had moved to Prosperity. It was featured on page 24 in the September/October edition. Anna-Grace is the ambassador and a volunteer in the non-profit store. She helped it moved and works in the store setting up displays, sorting clothes, and also helping children shop in the store.
After a busy day with school, cheerleading practice & appearances, she stopped by one of her proud sponsors Zesto’s of Newberry to get supper. Mr. Jack the owner knows that their Fried Chicken is her favorite food. They always have their NAM Queen a chicken leg & a milkshake ready.
Baylee Smith SC Pre-Teen Queen and Anna-Grace SC Princess together at Toni Buskers Workshop in Greenville. Anna-Grace attended last year’s MCI event in Nashville and is part of the MCI family.
Julia Rowland, Miss Florida Jr. Teen donates supplies to Project Outreach and is featured by her local news. Julia donated school supplies and books to Project Outreach and attended their back to school bash. Click on the link below to see her news story.