Samantha Sayar, 2015 Miss Georgia Pre- Teen, welcomes this years contestants.

Samantha Sayar Samantha Sayar.jpg2 Samantha Sayar.jpg3 Samantha Sayar.jpg4 Samantha Sayar.jpg5 Samantha Sayar.jpg6 Samantha Sayar.jpg7 Samantha Sayar.jpg8 Samantha Sayar.jpg9 Samantha Sayar.jpg10Dear 2016 Georgia NAM State Finalists,

One year ago, I was completely dumbfounded to be named Miss Georgia Pre-teen! It was my first year with NAM, so I am so excited to be an inspiration to contestants who are competing for the first time, in addition to those who have pursued their dream for years. I learned that with hard work, confidence, and a genuine heart, you can do anything!

A few of the highlights throughout my year have been a super fun rainy-day photo shoot with my sister queens, meeting the band 5 Seconds of Summer, volunteering at my church’s local soup kitchen, and making lasting memories with my family at Nationals, where I was blessed to place in the Top Ten.

I could not have achieved everything I did this year without my incredible support system. Huge thanks go out to Mr. Matt Leverton and his fantastic staff, my sister queens, Daddy and April, Momma and Greg, my sweet siblings, all of my wonderful grandparents, uncles, and most importantly God. It clearly takes a village to raise a child!

National American Miss has taught me about the importance of serving one’s community, and it has been an honor to use my title for that purpose. I have enjoyed every moment of this phenomenal experience; it is one that I will always treasure.

Cinderella’s advice is worth quoting: “Have courage and be kind.” With this, you can achieve your dreams.

Always and forever,

Samantha Sayar, Miss Georgia Pre-teen

Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Jessica Johnson looks back on her year of service.

Jessica Johnson Jessica Johnson.jpg3 Jessica Johnson.jpg4 Jessica Johnson.jpg5 Jessica Johnson.jpg6 Jessica Johnson.jpg7 Jessica Johnson.jpg8 Jessica Johnson.jpg9 Jessica Johnson.jpg10 Jessica Johnson.jpg11 Jessica Johnson.jpg12 Jessica Johnson.jpg13 Jessica Johnson.jpg14 Jessica Johnson2My name is Jessica Johnson, the reigning Miss NC Pre-Teen Queen.  I am 11 years old, in the 5th grade at Highland Creek Elementary in Charlotte, preparing to graduate and attend Northwest School of the Arts, majoring in theatre.  Some of my school accomplishments include:

* News crew

* Safety Patrol

* Genius Hour

* Accelerated Reader

* A Honor Role

My hobbies are playing with our dog Miles, swimming, and traveling.

I aspire to be an actress & singer.

During my reigning year I have done many exciting things:

* Volunteered to help at a Benefit to honor those who lost their lives at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.

* Gave backpacks out at a back to school drive

* Volunteered at The Ronald McDonald House

* Met Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Congresswoman Alma Adams

* Sister Queens & I participated in the MLK Jr. Parade in Charlotte

* Sister Queen Faith Yeley & I appeared on Good Day Charlotte & WBTV News

* My family & I traveled to Anaheim Ca., for Nationals and had an AWESOME time!

My advice to my successor is to live every moment to the fullest, have fun with this title because the year goes by fast.  Always be yourself, dream big, and work hard because if you do these things I promise you will go far.

I have truly enjoyed my year as your Miss NC Pre-Teen Queen.   I will never forget this time and I thank my Director Matt Leverton for all the experiences & opportunities my title has afforded me.

2014-2015 National All-American Miss Jr. Teen Madeline Monlux speaks to her local news station.

2014-2015 National All-American Miss Jr. Teen Madeline Monlux speaks to her local news station.

 

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Miss South Carolina Teen Hunter Vaughn volunteers with United Way of Lancaster.

1 - Judges 2 - Judges Table 3 - United Way Pace Car 4 - Parade of Beds with United Way Board of Directors 5 - Winner of the Modified Division%2c Lancaster City Fire Dept.Miss South Carolina Teen Hunter Vaughn volunteers with United Way of Lancaster. United Way of Lancaster hosts a Bed Race Fundraiser each year.  Local businesses, civic organizations and churches form teams.  Each team modifies a hospital bed into a car.  The teams compete by pushing the beds 100 yards. The beds race in heat races to determine the 2 teams that will face off in the championship race.  Hunter was one of the judges for this year’s event.

Miss Flordia Jr. Teen Isabella Morales donates school supplies at the Ronald McDonald House.

Isabella Isabella2 Isabella3 Isabella4 Isabella5 Isabella6 Isabella7 Isabella8Miss Flordia Jr. Teen Isabella Morales donates school supplies at the Ronald McDonald House. Isabella made her first official appearance  with her favorite charity, The Ronald McDonald house. She delivered back to school supplies and got to talk with families at the house. Isabella also was  invited to a private meet and greet with Romero Britto, World Famous Pop Art Painter.

Miss Georgia Pre-Teen, Samantha Sayer, prepared meals in Midtown Atlanta.

Samantha Samantha.JPG2Miss Georgia Pre-Teen, Samantha Sayer, prepared meals in Midtown Atlanta. Samantha spent her day off of school preparing and serving meals to people in need. It is part of Samantha’s mission to see to it that everyone has a healthy meal each day.

 

Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Kaitlynn Stone donated school supplies to Inglewood Elementary School.

Kaitlynn Kaitlynn.jpg2Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Kaitlynn Stone donated school supplies to Inglewood Elementary School.  Kaitlynn sorted and delivered school supplies and library books to Inglewood Elementary School, located in East Nashville. Kaitlynn and her family has decided to make a partnership with Inglewood Elementary School year round, as 99% of their students are below poverty and are in need of many necessities. Her next donation to the school will be from a coat drive she is holding during a local soccer tournament.

Tennessee Princess Ava Lowe delivered books at a local elementary school.

AvaTennessee Princess Ava Lowe delivered books at a local elementary school. Ava delivered age appropriate books to the preschool program at Jo Byrns Elementary School.

 

 

2015 National American Miss South Carolina Maryanna Hatcher volunteered with a summer school program.

Maryanna2015 National American Miss South Carolina Maryanna Hatcher volunteered with a summer school program. Maryanna was able to work with some students in a summer school program in Yemassee, South Carolina. She was able to teach them music using sign language and movement.

Samantha Sayer, Georgia Pre-Teen , met 5 Seconds of Summer!

Samantha SayerSamantha Sayer, Georgia Pre-Teen, met 5 Seconds of Summer!  Samantha had the awesome pleasure of meeting the Australian group before their sold-out show in Atlanta. They group was very polite and Samantha was able to use her speaking skills while talking with the band and one member told her she was “incredibly well-spoken,”definitely the highlight of her meet and greet!