On Sunday, January 22nd – Damácia volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House Hot Chocolate 5K/15K Run starting at 6:00am. There were over 20,000 participants.
Damácia had a meeting with the Mayor of Union City, GA Mayor Vince Williams.
Damácia collects books for “Books for Africa”.
The first 6 months, she collected over 5,000 books.
During her second book drive she collected over 5,000 books again.
Miss Georgia Pre-Teen Spokesmodel Damácia Howard won the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Damácia was the state of Georgia Middle Level Winnder. She in turn received several state level awards and recognition from President Obama, Governor Nathan Deal, Senator Donzella James, Secretary of State Brian J. Kemp, Georgia Superintendent of Schools Mr. Richard Woods, Congressman David Scott and Union City, GA Mayor Vince Williams will be honoring Damácia on April 19th with a proclamation declaring April 19th as Damácia Howard. Damácia will be traveling to Washington DC, to be honored with 101 others students at a banquet at the Smithsonian. She’ll enjoy four full days of festivities.
Nikya Hightower, 2014 Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen has been busy around town! Nikya was very excited to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade and she really enjoyed her ride! She also enjoyed cheering on everyone as they crossed the finish line while volunteering for the ALS walk at Methodist University in her hometown of Fayetteville, NC. She was joined by her sister queen 2014 North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Amaris Shipman.
2011 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Queen Farewell
I just wanted to say to everyone that it has been my pleasure representing the great state of Kentucky. I have had many wonderful adventures, met many wonderfule people, and visited many wonderful places. This year will always hold a special place in my life. Getting to know the NAM Nevada Pre-Teen Queen, Allison Garcia and her family is especially dear to me and will never be forgotten. My volunteer work, as well as the organizations that I had the great pleasure of meeting with, was an experience that I will hold softly in my heart.
Just remember, that if you dream it, you can achieve it. Beauty is within each one of us, and it is up to us on how we choose to show it. Give from the heart, and get so much more in return.
2011 Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen
Belle Scott, 2011 South Carolina National American Miss Pre-Teen Queen Farewell
If you asked me to describe my year as the Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen in one word, it would be astounding. This year was filled with wonderful experiences, inspiring people, and, of course, quality NAM family time. Moments after being crowned, the jubilation settled and I learned of my duties as a NAM queen. I couldn’t wait to start making a difference in my community and state. Months later I was leaving my mark. With the help of a local acting instructor, I was able to film my very own Anti-Bullying PSA, which I used when I addressed my fellow classmates in multiple Anti-Bullying assemblies.
I also joined with my town’s chamber of commerce in local events such as National Night Out and dinner with the local business leaders. I worked with the local library in their Books and Beyond program. One of my favorite volunteer ventures was helping with the local assisted living facility, Generations. Here I met many inspiring, joyful people who changed my perspective on life and daily living. I also tutored the children at Batesburg Leesville Elementary School. These children lifted my spirits with their beautiful smiles and infectious laughter. For more information on these efforts and events more, you can visit my website, https://sites.google.com/site/bellescottnamscpreteen/home.
Of course Nationals in Anaheim, California were phenomenal. Each day was a dream in the Golden State. I was able to spend a day in Disneyland with the National Covergirl, Taylor Mann, travel the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and meet the wonderful Dr. Geek. However, the glitz and glam of Beverly Hills and Hollywood were subordinate to the glow of happy and inspirational fellow NAM queens.
My fondest memory was spending my Spring Break with my NAM family at Open Calls. I was able to travel over the state of South Carolina spending time with Mr. Matt and meeting potential NAM queens. Most teenagers prefer going to the beach, however NAM queens prefer making a positive, lasting impression in the lives of young girls.
To my successor: Prepare yourself. This year will change your life! You will be given multiple indescribable and fun activities and opportunities, and I encourage you to take advantage of each one. Enjoy every second and have as much fun as possible! Welcome to the inspirational and supportive NAM family! To my family: Thank you for all your hard work and support. Without you I would not be the young woman I am today, and I would not know true love. Your encouragement and prayers are priceless. To Mr. Matt: Thank you for all the memories. Our Chick-Fil-A meals and ice creams were the best!! Thank you for your support and guidance. Finally to God, my Lord and Savior: I thank you for the strength you have given me this year and always being my support system. Every time the stress was overwhelming I remembered my favorite verse, Philippians 4:13, “For I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”
For the last time, with much gratitude and joy, I am your Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen, Belle Scott 2011.
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!
2011 National American Miss Pre-Teen Queen Madeline Monlux Farewell
I’ve had amazing time representing NAM this year! It has truly been a remarkable year of service. I have volunteered for several organizations, including The Ronald McDonald House, The Oregon
Humane Society, and my favorite, The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund – where I created my own fundraiser to help mountain gorilla conservation in Africa.
I’ve had so many great opportunities this year, including a live broadcast on “Good Day Oregon”, meeting the top 10 American Idols and interviewing Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina for KUPL radio station, and also meeting all of the American Idols judges during their audition stop in Portland.
In October, I was invited to go to New York to present my check to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. I got to speak one on one with the head primatologists that work for the fund about the gorilla treks and all of their duties. The coolest part was meeting my idol, Sigourney Weaver who played Dian Fossey in the movie “Gorillas In The Mist”. Can you believe of all places, I ran in to my sister queen Madison while there?!
Nationals was amazing! I met some new friends and got to catch up with some old ones too. We toured Hollywood, went to Universal Studios, and of course, Disneyland. I was honored to take home 1st runner up in actress, 2nd runner up in volunteer service (yay!), 1st runner up in the Alumni Association Essay Scholarship, and 1st runner up in the Art Contest with the awesome “Oregon” shirt that my Oma helped me make.
To my sister queens: Kyenna, you have been the best big sister I could ask for and such a great role model for all of us. Ariel, you are so beautiful and I admire your free spirit. Madison, you are so sweet and kind and ALWAYS have a huge smile on your face. Ciara, you are so talented and fun to be around. Deja, where do I start? You are the little sister I always wanted. I love all of our adventures and solving “mysteries” with you. I feel so blessed that our families met. To Kyra, I had alot of fun at the parades with you and our silly stories we made up during the car rides. Isabella, I’m glad I got to know you this year- you are a sweet girl.
Thank you to Matt, Mandy, and the rest of the NAM staff for all you do. Thank you to my family for being so supportive and the BEST cheering section a girl could ask for. To my successor… get ready for the time of your life! The year will go by fast, so remember to make the most of it.
Miss Oregon 2011 Preteen- Madeline Monlux