National American Miss Queens get together for a good cause!

OR and WA QueensNational American Miss Queens get together for a good cause!  Miss Oregon Pre-Teen Shayla Montgomery, Miss Oregon Jr. Teen Isabella Ellsworth, Miss Oregon Princess Makaia Mellas, Miss Washington Pre-Teen Tiffany Abrahams, and Miss Washington Jr. Teen Hermona Girmay, came together to help with a kids scavenger hunt.



2015 Oregon queens at the Jr. Rose Parade!

Oregon Queens2015 Oregon queens at the Jr. Rose Parade! Oliva Haugen, Jr. Teen Queen, Shayla Montgomery, Pre-Teen Queen, and Isabella Ellsworth, Jr. Pre-Teen joined the Jr. Rose Parade in Portland.

Each year the Junior Parade features unique themed sections celebrating elements of Portland’s community and parts of every kid’s life. Everyone gets a time to shine in the Junior Parade!

The 2015 Junior Parade has two sections celebrating elements of Portland’s community and how cool it is to be a kid. In Procession of the Species presented by Laurelwood Public House, kids dress up in their favorite animal costume and roar, quack and purr. Our Best Friends presented by Mud Bayshowcases the great friendships that Portland children get to form inside and outside of the classroom.



Hailey Sturgill, Miss Oregon Teen, received the Alice Hurd Memorial Scholarship.

Hailey Hailey.jpg4 Hailey.jpg5 Hailey2 Hailey3Hailey Sturgill, Miss Oregon Teen, received the Alice Hurd Memorial Scholarship. She received the Alice Hurd Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. This was presented to her for her over 1,500 hours of community service she performed the past 4 years. The scholarship was presented to her by Mr. Paul Hurd, the Bellevue School District Superintendent, her school Principal, and the Bellevue PTSA Council. As you can see, community service is a huge part of Haileys life!

2014-2015 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Tatum Pearlman had fun at the Oregon state pageant!

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weekend in Portland, Oregon with most of her National Sister Queens. Tatum not only got to
know a whole new group of friends but got to see a great group of title holders crowned!
Congratulations to all who competed!

Brandi Urban, 2014 Oregon Teen Cover Girl has some welcoming words for this years contestants.

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Dear National American Miss Oregon Contestants,

I would like to say welcome to an exciting and unforgettable weekend! This weekend will be a time to make friends, rock the stage, show your talents and best of all feel like Cinderella! The first thing you should do is smile and be yourself! If I have learned anything this year as your 2014 Oregon Teen Cover Girl it’s that there is nothing better than being yourself! I am so excited to meet each and every one of you! It has been nothing short of a dream come true to have had the honor of representing the beautiful state of Oregon as your state teen cover girl!

My favorite memories are getting to meet my sister queens for the very first time, volunteering in my community, attending the Washington state pageant and of course going to sunny California for the National pageant. Where I was blessed with the title of National Teen Cover Model and winner of the National Teen Volunteer Service and other amazing awards! I had so much fun making new friends and making memories.

This year I also got to hold a dress drive to benefit Abby’s Closet to help prom dreams come true, donate food and toys to The Ronald McDonald House and to help with the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure! I have learned so much from my year and I will never forget the memories that I have made and life lessons I have learned!

I’d like to say a huge thank you to my family and friends that have supported me since day one! Y’all are the best cheer section anybody could ask for! Thank you to my amazing sister queens, you are all so bright and beautiful and I am so glad I got to spend my year with you! It truly has been a privilege and I love you all! Thank you to Matt, our state director and his amazing staff for being there to encourage me the whole year. But most of all a HUGE thanks to my mom and dad for always making sure I look and feel like a real life Cinderella!

Good luck and have fun! Brandi Urban

2014 National American Miss Teen Cover Girl

Ella Osborne, 2014 Miss Oregon Princess Queen, looks back on her year!

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Just one year ago I was on the NAM stage for my very first time in my very first pageant. I couldn’t believe it when they called my name! Over the past year I have been VERY busy. Being in parades is one of my favorite memories because I got to see so many smiling faces. My glasses are a big part of who I am and it’s important to me that other kids with glasses know that they’re special and can do anything. I worked a lot with the See to Read campaign which provides vision screenings throughout the state. My family and I did the SOLVE beach clean-up, too. That was super fun and beautiful day! My sister queens and I donated items to the Ronald McDonald House and volunteered at Race for Cure. I love serving with my sister queens! Another favorite was working with Toys for Tots during the holidays and filming a commercial for them! And of course, there was Nationals! What a blast!

To me, being a queen means helping others and having fun wherever you go. It means being nice and doing your best. It’s about being brave and working hard. Being a NAM queen is a big responsibility and I have loved every bit of it!

To the contestants competing this year the most important things to remember are to be yourself and have fun! Be sure to practice, smile at the judges, be confident and ROCK THAT STAGE! Good luck!


2014 Oregon Princess Ella Osborne

Miss Oregon Princess, Ella Osborne co-hosted The Portland Women’s Expo.

EllaMiss Oregon Princess, Ella Osborne co-hosted The Portland Women’s Expo.This expo was a one day event with over 400 exhibitors.  She assisted in a live auction that raised money for The Portland Women’s Expo Foundation, which is dedicated to building stronger communities by providing women with the essential resources to face domestic abuse, substance abuse, and unemployment. Their goal is to build a facility that will strengthen communities by providing services that will connect women and families with livability resources and  employment training programs. The day was a great success and she was proud to represent National American Miss!

Oregon Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Jeanneil Rogerson shared the Christmas spirit with some deserving folks!

Jeanneil Jeanneil.jpg2 Jeanneil.jpg3 Jeanneil.jpg4National American Miss Oregon Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, Jeanneil Rogerson, shared the Christmas spirit with some deserving folks. Jeanneil delivered 13 food boxes to St. Francis Shelter. St. Francis’s Shelter helps the homeless and people living on a limited income. Jeanneil used the money she won at Nationals to purchase all of the items and was happy to be able to fill all of the boxes with money she has earned!



Ella Osborne, Miss Oregon Princess, volunteers to help with vision screenings.

Ella Ella2Ella Osborne, Miss Oregon Princess, volunteers to help with vision screenings.  In just 2 days, she assisted with 100 screenings, 16% of which resulted in a referral, which means they have an undiagnosed visual impairment. She is really seeing the results of her participation and how it impacts those around her. Ella and her family feel so blessed to be representing National American Miss at these events and have such love for what Ella is doing!

Ella Osborne, Princess Queen and the Oregon Queens have been busy representing National American Miss!

Beaverton Days Parade Formal Dress Drive - Abby's Closet Race for the Cure Race for the Cure_Survivor Ronald McDonald House Supply Drive Oregon queens have been busy representing National American Miss and their state with pride. They’ve had some amazing outings and the girls have had a wonderful time getting to know each other. They have truly become sisters and love to support one another.

Ella Osborne, Oregon Princess Queen hosted a school supply drive for Friends of the Children, her local Fred Meyer store allowed her to set up. She had fantastic results, collecting more than $2600 worth of supplies. Pretty incredible! Her sister queens, Sophia and Jeanneil also showed up with their own supplies to support the cause and Ella!

The Oregon Queens her Cover Girl attended Race for the Cure. They were the only group placed just after the finish line as the survivors finished the race. This was really special time and showcased exactly what the girls did and how the smiles on their faces really share that feeling.  They cheered and congratulated and this particular racer stopped to get a photograph.

They’ve had a few really good group adventures as well, they attended the Beaverton Days Parade, made donations and delivered them to their local Ronald McDonald House,and  took place in a formal dress drive for Abby’s closet, which was hosted by Brandi Urban, Oregon Teen Cover Girl.