Macy Moyer, National American Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen, helps volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin.

Through her title as, National American Miss Tennessee Preteen Queen, Macy has volunteered with my community’s Boys and Girls Club. When she goes to volunteer, she donated over two hundred books to the kids. She really enjoys her visits. It gives Macy the opportunity to share her love of books and reading.

Through her title as, National American Miss Tennessee Preteen Queen, Macy has volunteered with my community’s Boys and Girls Club. When she goes to volunteer, she donated over two hundred books to the kids. She really enjoys her visits. It gives Macy the opportunity to share her love of books and reading.
When she volunteers at the Boys and Girls club, she donated books through her charity, Macy’s Books for Friends. Macy collects gently used books in her community from friends and others who donate them. Each visit she takes over two hundred books so that each child can get at least 2. All of the kids get so excited about reading and search for the books they’re interested in. By the looks on their faces, you can tell they enjoy reading. They understand the importance reading, which is what Macy’s Books for Friends is all about! 
Macy loves going after school and seeing their smiling faces! She also likes talking to the kids about school and their other interests. It is important to Macy for the kids to know she cares! It is so fun for Macy to feel like she is making a positive impact on their lives.  She  has made 3 visits so far and plans to continue her visits by going twice a month.  The kids are so grateful for everything they’re given. It’s amazing how wonderful each and every kid is!

2009 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Kirsten Verble Year In Review

2009 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Kirsten Verble Year In Review

Hello everyone! From Tennessee I am Kirsten Verble your 2009-2010 National American Miss Junior Pre-Teen Queen. Get ready to have lots of fun at the pageant this year. There will be an awesome “get aquainted” party where you will get to meet all the staff and make new friends. Just remember through the busy weekend to stop and enjoy the moment.  Becoming a state finalist is such a great accomplishment and that not everyone who applied made it to this level.

As you can see from my pictures it has been a very busy year. I got to meet governor Bredesen and volunteer time with a special education class at a school near my home. I also spent time visiting the elderly at the nursing home and met Stephanie Wittler, Miss Tennessee 2009. Even if you do not win the title of junior pre-teen 2010 you can still take time out of your life to volunteer and change another person’s life.

I would like to wish each and every one of you good luck for the upcoming pageant. I know you must be nervous but remember to be yourself and everything will be fine. Encourage each other, be friends and support one another.  Only one girl will win the title this weekend but everyone can gain life-long friendships and skills. You will learn confidence, poise and grace and you will never forget this experience.

 I couldn’t believe it when they called my name last year and I feel very fortunate to have had this experience in my life. What a wonderful event to add to my journey. If you do not win don’t be discouraged or give up, there is always next year. Keep the lessons you learned and the friendships dear to your heart, God has put you here for a reason.  Good luck to everyone and God bless you and your family, I can’t wait to meet you!

2009 National American Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen Alexandra Wallace Farewell

Dear Contestants,

First off, congratulations on being a state finalist.  What an honor!  This weekend has a lot in store, from rehearsals to competitions and even a party.  Get to know the other contestants and make new friends. I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you this weekend!

Nationals were amazing.  While I was honored to be second runner up, one of the funnest things we did was tour Hollywood.  And what fun we had at crazy themed rehearsals!

As you compete this weekend, never forget to have a smile on your face and your shoulders held back. No matter what the outcome this weekend I know God has a plan for each and every one of you. While at times it might be hard to know this, it’s very true.  We must be patient and wait. Remember this weekend is but one step along the path God has chosen for you.

My sincere wish for each of you is that you will make memories that you can share all your life. I hope you know you are a winner simply for being here, so hold your head high and take with you experiences that will help shape you into the person you can be.

In God’s love,

Alexandra Wallace

2010 Tennessee Preteen

2009 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Kyle Hornback Farewell

2009 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-Teen Kyle Hornback Farewell

You know the saying “Time flies when you’re having fun?” Well, that’s what I’ve been doing this entire year. Look how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time! When I was crowned National American Miss Kentucky Pre-teen, I was so surprised. I didn’t know what to think! I then flew to California in November for Nationals and had the time of my life! I got to meet girls from all over the country and make plenty of memories. I had the chance to take a tour of Hollywood and even ride down Rodeo Drive! Disneyland was so much fun. I got to see Mickey, Peter Pan, and even Jack Sparrow!
Nationals wasn’t the only great part of my year. I had the opportunity to volunteer at various places representing my title. Being the Ambassador for the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, I spoke about brain injury prevention and appeared at many events.

To all of my faithful sponsors- thank you so much for all of the support. I had so much fun volunteering and promoting events.
To Malia, my first runner up- You’re a queen in your own right and we’ll be friends forever.
Hey, Leverton!- You are most definitely the best director of all the states. Thank you for making this weekend so special.
To my family- Mom, you have always supported me and given me guidance. Thank you for spending countless hours helping me prepare and practice. Dad, I’m sorry that you get so emotional watching me on stage. Thanks for always giving encouragement and love. Logan, my true sister queen, this year wouldn’t have been the same without you. The rest of my family, thank you guys so much for all of the love and support.
To all of you nervous contestants- no matter what the outcome, this experience will stay with you forever.

To my successor- look forward to a fun-packed year, making so many memories, and making a ton of friends. This year is gone before you know it, so cherish every moment of it. Remember, at Nationals, go for that spirit stick!

And finally, I want to thank my Lord and Savior for all the many blessings that He has bestowed on me.
Signing out for the last time, your 2009/2010 National American Miss Kentucky Pre-teen, Kyle Hornback.

Tara Nicole Azarian National American Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Farewell

Tara-Nicole National American Miss Farewell Speech

Hello everyone,

I am Tara-Nicole Azarian, your 2009-210 North Carolina National Amerian Miss Junior Pre-Teen Queen.  WOW – what a year I have had!  When I heard them call my name last year, as the winner, I nearly fainted! I could not stop crying!  A dream of mine had come true – to be a NAM queen….and I have enjoyed EVERY minute of it!

I have made a gazillion appearances, at Parades, Pageants, Festivals & more!  I was so glad to also be able to use my reign as a way to help support many community service projects I believe in!  Such as, the Salvation Army, The Boys & Girls Club, Operation Homefront & of course, Tara’s Teddys (  I was even recognized by Build-a-Bear Inc as one of their 40 National finalists in the US for outstanding volunteer work in 2009!

My journey to Nationals was amazing!  My favorite moments were seeing Walt Disney’s Star on the Walk of Fame, going to Disneyland with my pageant buddy Miss New York & receiving a Spirit Stick at Nationals!  But the VERY BEST moment for me was when I WON the National Volunteer Service award…which was the event that meant the world to me!

I would like to thank everyone who made my journey possible!  First of all, God – who makes all things possible, my Daddy, my brother Nick & my mommy – who is the person who does all of my pageant stuff with me!  I’d also like to thank Miss Lynn, Misty Carson, my sponsors & my State Director Matt. Most of all, I’d like to thank my Great-Grandmother – who passed away just a few weeks ago.  She was my biggest fan. Without her support, my year would not have been possible.  It is to her I dedicate my year.  I love you Great-Grandma & I miss you soooooo much!

To all of you contestants – SHINE as brightly as the STARS that you are! :o)  To my successor…hold on tightly, you are in for the ride of your life! :o)

My year has been filled with adventures, excitement & changes!  I’ve grown 6 inches, entered Middle School & my acting career has taken off!

Ladies & Gentleman, I am a cheerleader, I am a Girl Scout and I am an actress…but tonight, for the last time…I am Tara-Nicole Azarian, YOUR 2009-2010 North Carolina National American Miss Junior Pre-Teen Queen….Thank you & God Bless.

Riley Yates – 2009 National American Miss South Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Farewell

Riley Yates – 2009 National American Miss South Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Farewell

Hello 2010 Contestants & Families!

 Wow, this year has really flown by, it seems like only yesterday that my reign began!   While I am saddened that my reign as Miss South Carolina Junior Preteen has come to an end, I am excited for the opportunities and excitement that awaits the 2010 queen!

This year I have traveled throughout the state of South Carolina participating in parades and festivals and volunteering for many different organizations and community groups.  We participated in the First Ladies Walk for a Cure, and raised over $1500 for “The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation”.  I also was a principle cast member and featured soloist for “A Nutcracker Fantasy” biannual fundraiser for our local children’s shelter.   My sister queen Stephanie and I also joined up for the “March for Babies” in Columbia, SC this spring. 

My family and I enjoyed our trip to sunny California for the National pageant.   Seeing Disneyland decorated for the holidays really set the mood for a fantastic week!   We enjoyed a tour of Hollywood Boulevard, the American Girl Doll store, and the famous Santa Monica Pier!  It was even more beautiful than in the movies and on TV!   The National pageant was a fantastic experience, well organized and full of excitement. 

My year could not have been possible without the support of my family and friends.  They have always been my number one fans and I am lucky to have them in my life.  Thank you so much for believing in me, I love you!

As my year comes to an end, I take with me a lifetime of fond memories that I will always treasure.  As you compete this weekend, please remember that each and every one of you are winners. Like Walt Disney once said, “All dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”  I hope that you enjoy this week at NAM, and leave with new friendships and memories of a lifetime!


 Riley Yates,

2009 Miss South Carolina Junior Pre Teen

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 Shivali Patel Farewell

2009 National American Miss Pre-Teen Shivali Patel Farewell

Hello Everyone,

Serving as your National American Miss North Carolina Preteen Queen 2009-1010 has truly been a blessing and the most rewarding experience of my life. National American Miss has provided me with so many opportunities in this past year. I have had the chance to touch the lives of many, and make a difference in one way or another.  I have made lifelong friends that I will forever treasure and overall, I have grown as an individual. This organization is not only dedicated to promoting America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders, but it is also an outlet for young women to gain confidence, experience and communication skills as they reach out to their communities.

I know Nationals held in sunny Anaheim, California is a week I certainly won’t forget. I made a ton of new friends, and did some sightseeing. I went to Disneyland and met the unthinkable creatures and characters that I had once read in a storybook. The Hollywood Tour was just as breathtaking. My family and I went to the Walk of Fame, Santa Monica Beach, and did some window shopping on the streets of Hollywood. It is truly amazing how an experience like this can be both exhilarating and humbling all at once.

To my sister queens, it has been a privilege to know you. You have all made such great role models and I know for a fact, that one day, you will reach the hills of success. To whom this year would have never been so fantastic or even possible without the one and only, Matt Leverton. Matt – thank you for all of your support and kindness- you ROCK! To the National American Miss Faculty: Thank you for putting together such a wonderful program for us girls. Out of all of the pageants I’ve been in, this one has simply been the best!  Situ- Thank you for always cheering me on, making me laugh and simply just being my sister. You make everything seem so easy and fun and with you by my side, nothing is impossible. Mom and Dad- I can’t express how much you mean to me and I don’t think I ever will be able to.  You have always been there for me and given me something to look forward to. I am who I am because of you. Thank you for your unconditional love, and support.
As I prepare to turn the page on this chapter in my life, I look back on my Miss NC experience as one of personal growth, opportunity and a foundation on which I will build my future. As my year comes to an end, I know my journey as only begun. Riding in parades, making appearances, and doing community service with my embedded crown and banner is something I will miss doing, but I will not forget that this title has opened many doors. I look forward to the upcoming journey with great anticipation. To the people of North Carolina, thank you so much for a wonderful year. I am truly grateful and blessed to have represented you in every step I take. Last but not least, to my fellow contestants. You are ALL winners and no matter what happens this weekend, look on it as a learning experience. To my successor, have a wonderful year and use this title wisely. For the last time, I am your reigning National American Miss North Carolina Preteen Queen 2009-1010.


Shivali Ashvin Patel