National 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! 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.
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
Miss 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!
National 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. 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!