Julia Rowland, 2014 National American Miss Florida Jr. Teen Queen has words of blessings for this years contestants!

July 16th, 2015


Julia Rowland Julia Rowland.jpg2 Julia Rowland.jpg3 Julia Rowland.jpg4 Julia Rowland.jpg5 Julia Rowland.jpg6 Julia Rowland.jpg7 salvationarmyFrom the moment being crowned as National American Miss Florida Junior Teen, to writing this letter to you in anticipation of crowning my scuessor, I am beyond blessed and grateful for the moments that have made up this memorable year. Throughout my reign I have experienced countless opportunities that I will never forget. With a passion for helping others, I devoted my time to volunteering in my community with Project Outreach, Volunteer Services for Animals, The Salvation Army, and many other organizations. In an effort to lift the spirits of our Active Duty Military, I have organized my own non-profit organization called Harvest for Heroes. I was beyond shocked to receive a letter of appreciation from our troops as well as a plaque including a photo of them with a flag that was flown in my honor over Bagram, Afghanistan. In addition, I was able to emcee the American Girl Doll Fashion show in support of the Palm Beach Literacy Collation. I was able to travel across my great state of Florida during open calls and training sessions in search of our next state finalists.

I would like to thank National American Miss for shaping me into the woman I am today and for the wonderful friendships I have made. My life would have never been the same without the amazing opportunities I have received.

To the contestants: Congratulations and good luck! This is your moment to shine. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams! You are all winners regardless if you take home the crown or not!!

It has been an honor to represent such a wonderful organization. I will forever be a part of the NAMily.

Blessings,
Your 2014
National American Miss Florida Junior Teen
Julia Rowland

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Kimberly Cox National American Miss TN Pre-Teen Queen has been busy volunteering around town!

July 14th, 2015

Kimberly CoxKimberly is an active Pre-Teen from Tennessee. She recently
performed the role of Fannie in A Southern Christmas Carol
with the Robertson County Players. Kimberly has been a 
member of this theatre group for 6 years, and loves singing
and performing on stage. 
 
She was later invited to volunteer at a fundraiser pageant
for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. She worked registration,
organized contestants, and had the privilege to crown and award 
the winners. 
 
This Valentine season, Kimberly gave back to her community by
visiting with residents at Springfield Heights with United Way.
She delivered valentines with candy, and enjoyed playing bingo.
This NAM Pre-Teen is a proud representative for United Way of
Robertson County. 
 
Some of her exciting appearances include a recent trip to the
State Capitol, where she met Governor Bill Haslam, and attending
NAM Kentucky state open calls. At open calls, Kimberly met many
future contestants aspiring to gain confidence and leadership
skills, just like she has.
 
Kimberly is an involved 7th grader at Greenbrier Middle school.
She is a 4.0 student, member of beta club, and student council.
She mostly enjoys spending her time playing softball with her 
team, the Lady Cats.
 

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Julia Rowland, 2014 Florida Jr. Teen Queen has had a busy year representing National American Miss.

July 11th, 2015

Julia Rowland Julia Rowland.jpg2 Julia Rowland.jpg3 Julia Rowland.jpg4 Julia Rowland.jpg5 Julia Rowland.jpg7 Julia Rowland.jpg8Julia Rowland, 2014 Florida Jr. Teen Queen has had a busy year representing National American Miss. She had a blast during the holiday season volunteering with the Salvation Army spreading holiday cheer and giving back to her community. Julia also initiated Harvest for Heroes Outreach Project for her service project at nationals. The purpose of Harvest for Heroes Outreach Project is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty communities and provide volunteer opportunities for the residents of South Florida to express their appreciation to members of their Military. As a daughter of a retired Navy Captain and cousin of an Active Duty Army Soldier currently serving in Afghanistan, she understands what conditions the Military personnel are under and wanted to contribute by boosting our troops’ morale. With the wonderful support of her church’s congregation, Julia was able to produce over 500 care packages. She was shocked and overwhelmed to have received a beautiful plaque along with a letter thanking her for her care packages from the United States Army troops serving in Afghanistan. They even flew a flag over Bagram, Afghanistan in honor of Julia’s church. Julia also had an exciting weekend in Boca Raton representing NAM as the emcee at the American Girl Doll fashion show in support of the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition.

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National American Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen Queen welcomes this years contestants!

July 2nd, 2015

 

Dear amazing contestants:

I have done so much since becoming Miss Georgia Junior Preteen Queen. I volunteered to play the harp at the DeKalb County festival, a back to school news expo and the Ronald McDonald House. It was so much fun meeting several public officials. I served food at Tour de Pink, a race that raises money for breast cancer. It was so much fun volunteering and spending time with elderly. I even let the elderly (including the men) try on my crown.

Being Miss Georgia has meant so much to me. I was proud to represent Georgia and I was so happy that Senator Isakson blogged that meeting me as Miss Georgia made his day. National American Miss has given me so much confidence and many opportunities. I hope it does the same for all of you.

I wish all of you the best of luck while you are competing. I hope you make many new friends, have a lot of fun and enjoy the experience. Always remember that you don’t need a crown on your head to be a queen.

Gabriela Norwood, Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen Queen

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Gabriela Norwood, National American Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, visits the Yellow Brick House.

July 1st, 2015

Gabby Gabby.png3 Gabby.png4 Gabby.png5 Gabby.png6Gabriela Norwood, National American Miss Georgia Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, visits the Yellow Brick House. The Yellow Brick House is a  Quality Assisted Living For Seniors. Their mission is to serve seniors in a safe, comfortable, pleasant homelike environment where they may live with security, dignity and courtesy and family members have peace of mind knowing their loved one is cared for by well trained and attentive staff.

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Amaris Shipman, 2014 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, welcomes this years contestants!

June 25th, 2015

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Your North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen 2014, has been busy making a difference in her community this year. I’ve donated schools supplies for students of Cumberland County Schools, participated in a walk for ALS, volunteered at a “Kidtopia” event, rang the bell for the Salvation Army, collected “Toys for Tots,” donated books to assist with literacy efforts, and assisted in raising over $35,000 for my local Child Advocacy Center. I’ve also sang the National Anthem during basketball games and a 2015 graduation ceremony, met the Mayor, rode in parades, and made many other appearances this year. I can’t believe it’s all coming to an end shortly…..
Winning the state queen title was one of my personal goals and I will always cherish that moment. Through my efforts I’ve shown that it doesn’t matter how old you are, we can “All” make a positive impact on others if we try. I’ve learned that anything is possible with hard work and determination.
I would like all the contestants to understand that you are your biggest cheerleader and biggest competitor. You have a busy weekend ahead that will be packed with fun! Remember to always stand Tall, bring a big Smile, and let your inner light Shine. You are All STARS!
To the new North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, your year is almost here! Be bold, be brave, be positive, and most of all be YOU!
Amaris Shipman
North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen 2014

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2014 National American Miss North Carolina Teen Queen has some encouraging words for this years contestants!

June 24th, 2015

 

Hello future leaders of America! This letter is to inform you of the amazing year that I have experienced with National American Miss. Throughout my reign, I was able to impact many people in positive ways. A few of my endeavors consisted of donating over 300 stuffed animals to Brenners Children’s Hospital, volunteering at Musick’s Dance Arts Center and teaching over 50 girls and boys to dance, and also I was able to encourage young children about how important it is to be physically fit by volunteering at a local preschool in my area. Being the National American Miss North Carolina Teen was not just about the glitz and glamour that I received, it was about impacting so many people’s lives and inspiring young girls that they can be achieve their hopes and dreams. A highlight of my reign was competing in Nationals in Anaheim, California. This experience was so astounding and extremely rewarding. I was able to meet girls from all over the United States and explore the beautiful state of California. I am wishing good luck to all the wonderful and beautiful contestants this weekend! You all are in for such a treat and the experience of your life. Enjoy this time and I can’t wait for the next Teen Queen to experience the joy that I have experienced with National American Miss!

Sincerely,

Eboni Wiley

National American Miss North Carolina Teen

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Nikya Hightower, National American Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Queen, looks back on her year in service!

June 24th, 2015

Nikya

It has been a wonderful journey being your National American Miss North Carolina Pre- Teen Queen. I have met so many nice people along the way. Receiving my Letter of Recognition from the Mayor at a city hall meeting was really a great feeling. I have enjoyed every moment of volunteer work and charity events that I have been a part of. The March of Dimes, the ALS Walk, The Child Advocacy Center, “Rip the Runway” held in Spring Lake, North Carolina which was a kids fashion show hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, to benefit the Boys and Girls Club, “Kids Rock The Runway” for North Carolina Fashion Week held in Fayetteville, my hometown, to benefit Meals on Wheels, the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, and donating the books and school supplies to my community church.

I had a great time at Nationals and met lots of new friends that I still keep in touch with. That was my first time in California and I really had a blast.

I would like to thank NAM for all your help and support, and I would like to wish my successor the very best. It has been a great experience to serve my community and to represent the Great State of North Carolina.

Love to All,

Your 2014 Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Queen

NIKYA ARIEL HIGHTOWER

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North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen and Pre-Teen Queen walk to defeat ALS.

June 23rd, 2015

Amaris Amaris.jpg2 Amaris.jpg3North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, Amaris Shipman and North Carolina Pre-Teen Queen, Nikya Hightower participated in a walk to defeat ALS in Fayetteville, NC. The walk was done to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something they care about.

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Lexie Spooner, National American Miss South Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, welcomes this years contestants!

June 18th, 2015

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Dear South Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen contestants,

I am your 2014 Miss South Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen state queen. Since I was crowned queen last summer, I have done so many exciting things to make a difference in my community. I became a volunteer at my local animal shelter and have helped out a lot with the animals. I also organized a supply drive and bake sale. It was so fun and exciting to see how many people cared about the animals. I helped to raise over $350 and a truckload of supplies for the animals. I also have been a part of other fundraisers for the animal shelter.

Being a state queen has meant a lot to me. I now have a responsibility to be a positive role model to other girls. Earning this title has made me more confident with myself and has taught me so many lifelong skills.

If I could offer any advice to other girls in this pageant, it would be this: Always, always stay true to yourself and have confidence in who you are. It can be scary getting up in front of people you don’t know, especially if you are a little country girl from a small town like me! Always hold your head high and wear your invisible crown. I wish the best of luck to you, not only on your pageant weekend, but in everything that you do!

Sincerely Yours,

Lexie Spooner

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