Bailee Smith, Miss South Carolina Pre-Teen danced for the Cancer Association. Bailee participated in Dancing with the Spartanburg Stars. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised for the Cancer Association for Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties.
Farewell from your 2013 National American Miss North Carolina Princess, Niyah Marie Smith.
Wow! Being the 2013 Miss North Carolina Princess has been an experience like no other. From the moment I first arrived at the 2013 NAM pageant last year, I knew that I would forever be changed. I met the most amazing girls, had a great time, and met friends that would last a life time.
During this past year, I have been able to give back to my community and volunteer my time reading to young children at the Jordan Center, assist with the book mobile, travel to Charlotte, to work with the Teach Boys and Girls Success program, volunteer at the light the night walk for the leukemia and lymphoma society, meet the governor of North Carolina, march in the MLK parade, attend the North Carolina open calls and training sessions, and get to know my wonderful North Carolina sister queens.
My trip to the National Pageant in Anaheim, California was amazing! I got to meet girls from all over the US, go to Disneyland for the first time, tour Hollywood, and hang out with my new friends. I even made it to the top ten finalists. Not bad for my first nationals ever!
To each and every one of you, I want to say, shoot for the stars, no one can stop you from reaching your full potential, and to my successor, enjoy your year of reign, you will never be the same.
I am your 2013 Miss North Carolina Princess, Niyah Marie Smith.
Niyah Smith, National American Miss North Carolina Princess Queen, donated books at the Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center.
Niyah Smith, 2013 Miss North Carolina Princess has been handing out the donations given to her at the National American Miss North Carolina pageant. She donated some of the books she received to the Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center. The Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center is dedicated to helping children who have been through revolving short-term foster placements, who were born addicted to drugs, and who’ve suffered abuse and neglect. Niyah also read to a group of children, ages 4-5, at the Center. When she was done she got to tell the kids all about the National American Miss pageant that she won. She was very excited and enjoyed her day very much!
Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen Anna Grace Smith says farewell.
Just one short year ago, I started the most amazing journey when I was crowned your National American Miss Tennessee Preteen queen. I had no idea at that special moment how much fun and what an honor the following year of service would be. Meeting Governor Haslam, and volunteering over 700 hours with Boys & Girls Clubs, Second Harvest, The Multiple Sclerosis Society and my own organization, Queens for a Cure and making appearances all over the great state of Tennessee with my sister queens have been times I will always cherish. Nationals in California were a fantastic experience where I walked the famed streets of Hollywood, met Mario Lopez at the Farmers Market, enjoyed Disneyland with my NAM Preteen besties, Lauren, Claire and Gracie and of course competed for the National American Miss Preteen title. All the rehearsals and parties were so much fun and Mr. Matt, you truly are the most fun and awesome state director EVER! You don’t know how much I appreciate you dressing to match my formal dress at nationals (even if it wasn’t planned) and I will never forget seeing you dance on stage at nationals! Ava, you are my cute little Princess. Taylor, I love to watch you dance, and our spontaneous swim parties are so much fun. Alex, you are such an inspiration to me and I love singing, volunteering and just hanging out with you. Sarah, you are an amazing role model. You are all amazing and fun sister queens, and you all inspire me to do more in my community and be a better person. I love you all! I am thankful for the best parents, grandparents and sisters a girl could have. Thank you for always supporting me and cheering me on at everything I do. Mom, you are my biggest inspiration because you are always there encouraging me to reach for the stars and you do so much to help others. Olivia, Macie, Kate, Kelsie, Sarah, Cade, Tyler, Ms Christa and Mrs. Jennifer, you are such wonderful friends and inspirations to me. I am blessed and love you all! Most of all I thank my Lord and Savior because I could not do any of this without Jesus Christ. It is through Him that all things are possible. To my successor – enjoy every minute of your year of service and remember that it is an honor and a privilege to wear this crown. You are a role model and an inspiration to everyone you meet. You will make many new friends and have experiences you will remember always. Take lots of pictures because this next year will go by faster than you can blink. You have the most awesome director and team, so take all the advice they offer. Have fun! Thank you Mr. Matt and the whole Tennessee NAMILY and staff– you are all so much fun and I have truly had the time of my life this past year. For the last time, I am your 2012 Miss Tennessee Preteen, Anna Grace Smith.
Georgia Jr. Teen Queen, Jordan Meachum, met the sports analyst for NBA on TNT.
National American Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen Anna Grace Smith organizes Queens for a Cure,Think Pink Benefit Pageant for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen organized and held the 2nd Annual Think Pink Benefit Pageant. They raised over $3000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure as well as raised awareness about the ongoing need for continued research for a cure for all cancers. Anna Grace and the girls celebrated those who are survivors and honored those who had lost the fight with breast cancer. The contestants ranged in ages from 2-18 and were challenged to collect money before the pageant promoting Queens for a Cure and raising awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Passionately Pink.
Amanda Smith, National American Miss Oregon National Finalist, spent her time over the summer to help at a division of her church called St. Vincent de Paul. This organization gives food to people who are not able to support their family with food
Amanda Smith, National American Miss Oregon National Finalist, spent her time over the summer to help at a division of her church called St. Vincent de Paul. This organization gives food to people who are not able to support their family with food. They collect donations from other organizations and the parish community. At this great food pantry Amanda got the blessings of being able to sort out the food in the pantry and to deliver it to the homes in need. This was a great experience for her to learn how to stock food, as she would need to in a store, and she also got to meet some people who needed her help. Amanda discovered what the needs of the poor are in her own community. She loved being able to see how she was helping this community. One of her experiences delivering food was whensheI went to a single mother’s house; this woman had just gotten through a very tough day. Her daughter was almost kidnapped the day before by a man who she didn’t even know, and this man got away. She was very shaken up and Amanda and others had to go cautiously and yell through the door who they were and why they were there. It was a very awakening experience, and its one Amanda knows she will never forget it. Through this experience Amanda solidified her Gold Award idea for Girl Scouts. She is currently working on making a community garden for her high school so that families can come and get fresh foods for their families. Portions of the community garden will be donated to the local St Vincent de Paul food pantry so families getting food boxes will have fresh produce to enjoy.
Anna Grace Smith, Miss Tennessee Preteen Queen 2012, organized and directed the second annual Queens for a Cure “Think Pink” Benefit Pageant.
Anna Grace Smith, Miss Tennessee Pre-Teen 2012, organized and directed the second annual Queens for a Cure “Think Pink” Benefit Pageant which was held Oct. 22, 2012. The purpose of the pageant was to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation as well as raise awareness about Queens for a Cure. This year over $3000 was raised for Komen for the Cure and 6 division queens were crowned as well as 1 overall queen. These girls will participate in various events serving their communities throughout the next year as representatives of Queens for a Cure. Anna Grace is the national President of Queens for a Cure which is an organization for pageant queens and contestants to come together and use their crowns to be positive role models in their communities. Anna Grace and her members organize and participate in many events every month.
Anna Grace also volunteers monthly at a local Second Harvest Food Bank Pantry and participates in annual mission trips with her church youth group. On December 1, 2012, Anna Grace volunteered at the Jingle Bell Walk in Franklin benefiting the Arthritis Foundation.