2016 Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Damacia Howard Volunteering

Thursday, January 19th – Damácia participated in the opening ceremony (“Youth on Parade”) for Bounce TV’s 25th Annual Trumpet Awards. She recited a monologue “Staying Power” by D.M. Larson. She also met former New England Patriots player Tyrone Poole.

Saturday, January 21 (her 14th birthday) – Damácia was invited to walk the Red Carpet at Bounce TV’s 25th Annual Trumpet Awards at the Cobb Energy Center in Cobb County Georgia. She was interviewed and met some great people.

Damácia and actress/gospel recording artist Tamela Mann sharing their awesome black need out shoes.

Damácia with award winning actor and family friend, Louis Gossett, Jr.

Damácia with NBA great Dikembe Mutombo.

Damácia with actress Vanessa Bell Calloway.

Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Damacia Howard and Vanessa Bell Calloway
Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Damacia Howard and Vanessa Bell Calloway


Damácia being interviewed by Bounce TV.

Christina Rubio, 2011 Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Year in Review

Christina Rubio, 2011 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Year in Review

Christina Rubio, the 2011 Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen, has been working hard since she was crowned in July of 2011.

Christina has been busy distributing the stuffed animals and books donated by herself and other fellow 2011 NAM KY pre-teens to places such as Fire and  Police Departments, Libraries, and the Louisville, KY Ronald McDonald House.  Because of the critical conditions of a lot of the patients at the Ronald McDonalds House, they are not able to accept stuffed animals.  So, Christina invested in some new puzzles for the children and families to go along with the books donated to RMHC in Louisville.  Christina is continuing her Volunteer work, along with being the State Vice President of Star Events for Future Career and Community Leaders of American in Kentucky.

Christina has met with Congressman Brett Guthrie, Kentucky State Senate Presindent  David Williams, as well as Major General Donald Storm.  She has also visited Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace in honor of a great President.

She is making the most of her time as the 2011 Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen and loving every minute of it!

National American Miss North and South Carolina Open Calls Announced!

National American Miss North and South Carolina Open Calls Announced!

I am excited to announce that we have scheduled the 2010 National American Miss North Carolina Open Calls!

Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 – Cary, NC
at the Embassy Suites Research Triangle
201 Harrison Oaks Blvd.; Cary, NC 27513
On Friday – Session Times: 6:30pm
On Saturday – Session Times: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Saturday, Feb. 13 – Fayetteville, NC
at the Holiday Inn: Fayetteville-Bordeaux
1707 Owen Dr.; Fayetteville, NC 28304
Session Times: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Sunday, Feb. 14 – Greensboro, NC
at the Marriott-Greensboro Airport
1 Marriott Dr.; Greensboro, NC 27409
Sunday Session Times: 1pm and 3pm

Sunday, Feb. 14 and Monday, Feb. 15 – Charlotte, NC
at the Hilton University Place
8629 JM Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
Sunday Session Times: 1pm and 3pm
Monday Session Times: 6:30pm

Monday, Feb. 15 – Jacksonville, NC
at the Quality Inn Jacksonville
701 N. Marine Blvd.; Jacksonville, NC 28540
Monday Session Times: 6:30pm

Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Asheville, NC
at the Renaissance Hotel – Asheville
31 Woodfin St.; Ashville, NC 28801
Tuesday Session Times: 6:30pm

Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Wilmington, NC
at the Holiday Inn – Wilmington
5032 Market St.; Wilmington, NC 28405
Tuesday Session Times: 6:30pm

Log on to www.namiss.com/MissNC to preregister.


What is the National American Miss Open Call?

What is the National American Miss Open Call?

The open call is an information session where you will  hear all about the National American Miss Pageant.  Our program is a lot different and we are proud of it, so we like to have people come meet us, see some video and hear about the pageant.

While at the open call you will watch a short presentation about the pageant, you will receive information about the pageant that you can take home, you will fill out an application, and you will sit with one of our staff people for a brief interview.  The Open Call is 100% free to attend!

The whole event will take about an hour.  You will want to bring a picture or snapshot of yourself, a school picture is fine, and a note pad if you would like to take notes.

See you there!


National American Miss Oregon Open Call

National American Miss Oregon Open Call

I am excited to announce that we have scheduled the 2010 National American Miss Oregon Open Call.  This year we will be visiting Portland, Eugene, Bend, and Medford.

Fri., Feb. 5 and Sat., Feb. 6- Portland, OR
at the DoubleTree Hotel at Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah, Portland,OR 97232
On Friday choose: 6:30pm
On Saturday choose: 11:00am or 1:00pm
Travel Directions:(503) 281-6111
Mon., Feb. 8 – Eugene, OR
at the Hilton-Eugene
66 East 6th Ave.; Eugene, OR 97401
On Saturday choose: 6:30pm
Travel Directions:(541) 342-2000
Sun., Feb. 7 – Medford, OR
at the Red Lion-Medford
200 N. Riverside Ave.; Medford, OR 97501
On Sunday choose: 1:00pm or 3:00pm
Travel Directions:(541) 779-5811
Tues., Feb. 9 – Bend, OR
at the Riverhouse
3075 N. Business 97; Bend, Oregon 97701
On Tuesday choose: 6:30pm
Travel Directions:(541) 389-3111
To sign up log on to www.namiss.com/MissOregon

MS Walk and National American Miss

MS Walk and National American Miss

The MS walk for middle Tennessee, is coming up soon and a friend of the pageant is getting a team together.  The MS Society is a very special organization and one that is dear to my heart.  My mother was diagnosed with MS when I was 19 years old and since then I have seen her battle every step of the way.  If you would like to donate or join the team please go to: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/TNSWalkEvents?team_id=188419&pg=team&fr_id=13585&s_tafId=146990 

Here is some info from the MS Society:

Team Queens

Help Our Team in the Fight Against MS!
The number of people living with multiple sclerosis increases every hour of every day. This astonishing rate is not going to slow down, let alone stop, until we’ve found a cure. Research has made some incredible advances recently, but the world can still only offer disease management drugs and therapies to the 400,000 people living with MS in America.
We’ve formed a team for the MS Walk because the National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds more MS research than any other private organization. In addition to supporting studies which hope to reveal the cause and course of the disease, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society also provides much needed education, programs, and services to everyone who is affected by MS – including the diagnosed, their friends and families, and the healthcare professionals who work with them.
Join our team as a walker or a volunteer! Make a donation online! Send in a check! There are so many ways to make a difference in the fight against MS, and it all begins right here.

Press Release from the NAM National Office

Press Release from the NAM National Office

Attention NAM Girls:

2010 Appointed Representative Program is now accepting applications! If you are 19 or 20 years old you can apply for our Miss Division. If you are ages 4-18 and reside in Alaska, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wyoming you can also apply to be a NAM State Queen. You can download an application at http://www.namiss.com/findyourstate/namiss/car.html. National American Miss is the largest pageant in the nation for young women. We are so excited to let you know that you can be a part of this exciting program for your state! At this time, we are not offering a program in your state for your age group. However, we hope you will be a part of our Appointed Representative Program. The girl that is selected as the State Queen will be given the opportunity to compete at the National Pageant for the title of NATIONAL AMERICAN MISS for her age division. Appointed Representative Applicants Scoring System: Phone Interview – 35%, Resume – 25%, Essay – 25%, Picture – 15%. Over $500,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at Nationals, including a 2010 Ford Mustang Convertible. My name is LaKishia Edwards. I am the NAM National Coordinator. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call at 281-496-9000 or send me an e-mail at [email protected]. You know you can always reach me on Facebook – “NAM LaKishia Edwards”. Find out more about National American Miss at www.namiss.com.

2009 South Carolina National American Miss Stephanie Hall Changing Lives

2009 South Carolina National American Miss Stephanie Hall Changing Lives

While I was at the national pageant I had the pleasure to speak with South Carolina’s Miss, Stephanie Hall.  She told me all about the events she has attending and appearances she has made.  Below is one special story that she wanted to share.

        Visiting the residents at Skylyn Place Retirement Home has been one of my favorite things to do as Miss SC. My first time visiting was a blast! I met many of the sweet residents, took lots of pictures with them, and got to know a little bit about each one of them. I sat down with some of them while they played games and watched television. I made lots of new friends!

        We had such a great time on my first visit I was invited to come back for their Christmas party a few weeks later! At the party I visited with some of my new friends, met all of the other residents, and even met some of their family members. Of course, we took lots of pictures, too! I was given the awesome opportunity of speaking to everyone there about myself and my platform, breast cancer awareness. Then we sang Christmas carols and chowed down on some yummy desserts. One lady challenged me to a dance-off to see if she could win my crown! But I told her I’d better not agree to that because she would probably win.

       Volunteering with this amazing group of people has been such a rewarding experience! I showed up at Skylyn Place with the intention of encouraging the people there, and they ended up encouraging me! So many of the residents do not ever have visitors, and I really enjoyed spending time with them. The staff is great, too, and I plan on going back very soon!

National American Miss Jr. Teens rock it out on Band Hero during the National Pageant

Band Hero Taylor Swift National American Miss

Check the Jr. Teens rocking out to Taylor Swift’s “You Belong To Me” at NAM’s national pageant.

Gabriella Torkornoo, Miss Oregon Princess, served food to the homeless

Gabriella Torkornoo, Miss Oregon Princess, served food to the homeless for a project called “Under the Bridge” this past October . It was put on by a local church in her hometown of Eugene, OR. There were close to 200 people that showed up to receive a hot meal, have a haircut, have bikes repaired, and to get clothes that were donated for the event. A local new station covered the story. Gabriella stood in the serving line and handed out big handfulls of chips to everyone who came through. This was a great experience for her, and she looks forward to doing it again next year!