2013 National American Miss Georgia Jr. Teen Queen, Olivia Landrum, looks back on her year.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “It’s not the years in the life, it’s the life in the years.” Believe me when I say that no amount of pageant or interview preparation could have prepared me for the amazing journey this title has taken me on. From the outpouring of love and support from strangers, friends and loved ones, to the countless community volunteer hours I logged, my journey was a fulfilling and rewarding one.
First I collected all of the books and school supplies donated at the pageant last year and distributed them throughout my community. A couple of months later, I was able to collect household supplies from the students at my school and donate them to the troops and their families at the Fisher House in my hometown. Next, I made a trip to the capital to meet out governor. Throughout my reign I also participated in parades with my sister queens, helped out with the NAM staff and traveled 2,052.48 miles across country to compete at Nationals held in Anaheim, California. I cannot help but believe that my overall experience this year was God’s way of truly preparing me for the rest of my life’s journey.
It’s not the crown that defines you, but what you have inside that counts. Remember girls, ‘the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,’ so dream on.
With Georgia on my mind,
2013 Miss Georgia Jr. Teen
National American Miss Georgia Junior Teen Queen, Olivia Landrum from Augusta, GA, donated school supplies collected during the Georgia National American Miss pageant.
Miss Georgia Junior Teen, Olivia Landrum from Augusta, GA, donated school supplies collected during the Georgia National American Miss pageant. She donated the books and school supplies to Grovetown Elementary School.
Olivia Cloer, Jr. Teen National Cover Miss, was featured in her local paper.
National American Miss Jr. Teen Cover Girl Olivia Cloer, in her local newspaper.
Olivia Wright Making A Difference With Old Shoes and National American Miss Pageants
This past weekend I got a couple of emails from families who have been in our pageant about a new charity that has been started by a contestant from the National American Miss Pageants. Olivia Wright, age 10, has numerous pageant accolades and titles including state photogenic, casual wear modeling and actress winner along with being a national ambassador. But even cooler than that is that Olivia has started a charity call H.U.G.S. (Help Us Give Shoes). Here is an excerpt from her website (http://www.tennesseehugs.org/)
Hi! My name is Olivia Wright… welcome to my website all about my community service project, Help Us Give Shoes — or, just H.U.G.S.! I am so happy you stopped by ! It is my hope that as you check out my page, you will be inspired to go out and see where YOU can help make a difference in our world!
I am a ten-year-old girl who one day is going to be a doctor and missionary, helping people all over the world. Until then, I spend my free time volunteering for organizations I love. Some people would like me to believe that I am too young to make a difference, but I know that kids my age can make a difference. I have also learned that giving is it’s own reward.
As you can see Olivia is an amazing kid!
Olivia-I am so proud of you. You are inspirational to me and everyone around you!
Please visit Olivia’s website at http://www.tennesseehugs.org/