Monika Perry-National American Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen Queen Farewell

Monika Perry-National American Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen Queen Farewell

Dear Friends, Family and Contestants,


     With my reign as your National American Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen coming to a close, I look back on all the amazing experiences that I have had over the past year.  The pageant in Greenville coupled with the trip to Nationals in California and having the opportunity to help out my community have been special and have had a huge impact on my life.  There are no words to describe how much this year meant to me and how it has allowed me to grow as a young woman.  I never imagined that such great opportunities were in store for me and are available for each young lady that participates in this pageant.

     This last year has brought many amazing opportunities.  The trip to Los Angeles with my entire family spending quality time traveling, going to Disney the most magical place on earth.  People asking to take my picture, talk to me and ask for my autograph I felt like a princess.  I loved the wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with everyone sharing memories and enjoying fellowship.  The food and the company I shared were blessings that I will never forget.  I met many wonderful girls that I viewed as friends, not competitors. 

     Giving up my crown this weekend will be a bittersweet experience, but with the sadness of passing my title down also comes the joy that another young lady will get the chance to experience the unbelievable thrill of representing the wonderful state of South Carolina.  The most important advice I can give each of you this weekend is to have fun and don’t hold back.  Show your personality in everything you do and remember that each of you are SPECIAL.  This is a great opportunity to make new life long friends and always remember the most important thing is that every girl is a winner and never give up on your dreams.

     I am excited to get to know each of you this weekend.  Take advantage of the time together, and if you need anything I would be honored to help you.  Each of you are beautiful, inside and out.


                                                          Love Always,


                                                           Monika Perry

2009 National American Miss Pre-Teen Queen Alexandra Perry- Farewell Letter

2009 National American Miss Pre-Teen Queen Alexandra Perry- Farewll Letter

Dear Miss Oregon Pre-Teen Contestants,

Welcome to an exciting and fun-filled weekend! All your hard work and planning will soon pay off. The way to make the most this experience is to truly be yourself, and smile! I can’t wait to meet all of you! This past year has been full of fun and amazing adventures. It has been an honor representing the wonderful state of Oregon. My favorite memories include going to Nationals, volunteering with my sister queens, attending Miss America with my friend Miss California, and traveling to California and Washington as visiting royalty. My trip to Nationals in Disneyland was one of the greatest times of my life. I learned so much from the other competitors from all across the country. I was thrilled to win the National Golden Achievement Award!

Disneyland, late nights with sister queens, and making new friends wasn’t bad either. Volunteering with my organization, Cook for Cancer, has been a great learning experience. I have met so many kind and welcoming people. I enjoyed the time I spent preparing, cooking, and delivering the meals. Working with breast cancer patients has made me realize that I can make a difference in the world, but the first step is volunteering.

Thank you to all of my family for their love and support. I realize how lucky I am to have such a great cheering section. A huge thank you to our Oregon state director Matt Leverton for your encouragement and help every step of the way! To my sister queens, it has been a privilege getting to know you. Thank you for being great role models for me and the many other girls who look up to you. I have learned so much this year about myself and how I can make a difference. Remember it all starts with a smile.

Best Wishes,

Alexandra Perry