2014 Junior Pre-Teen National Cover Girl Lacrissa Lamar volunteers once a month at St. Matthew. Lacrissa goes to St. Matthew every 3rd Sat to volunteer giving out food.
Miss Florida Jr. Pre-Teen Carla Lombardo has been busy representing National American Miss. From her appearances at Disney World to her appearance at Miss America Outstanding Teen that concluded with many pictures with the various state queens and Miss America 2014, as well as her picture with Miss Georgia, the reigning Miss America, Carla has done her best to represent her state.
Carla has been active in activities such as Relay for Life at the local community center with senior citizens. She donates baked goods twice weekly to the center where all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for Relay for Life. These funds were all raised by Carla and her leadership. She baked when she had time and involved sponsors such as Gordon Food Services to donate boxes of cookies to sell. We believe it was a great success!
Carla has also started her own initiative to fight illiteracy through her program that she named “readers make leaders”. Starting with her 10th birthday where she asked for gently used or new books instead of gifts, to a large book drive at her school, she raised over 1000 books. With the collaboration and effort of her brother, a boy scout, his troop, and their family and friends, she achieved her goal of building a small library for the children of an educational center, Tiny Kingdom in Homestead, Florida. This was possible through “We Care of South Dade”, a non-profit organization that presented this center to her. This center accomodates a large number of migrant farmworker’s children. They were very much in need. Carla reads to them for one hour once a week to get to know them better!
She also has participated in a Columbus day festival at a local farm where she appeared with Miss Homestead of the Miss America system and where she supported 4-H, a non profit organization for youth development.
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 South Carolina Princess Saylor Porcaro volunteered at a shelter. She collected towels for pet helpers to use at their shelter. They use towels for different things such as, making dog toys, beds for animals etc. Last November Saylor and her family lost their beloved family pet Dusty to sudden heart failure. During Dusty’s stay at the emergency vet Saylor was very interested in their program they have for unwanted stuffed animals. They use them for the animals in their care there so their family can leave their scent on a stuffed animal for their pet to snuggle while away from their family. She collected stuffed animals for the emergency vet to use with their patients. Although their Dusty never left the emergency vet, they will continue to do this in her honor cause they know that a little piece of them was with her when they couldn’t be via a donated stuffed animal. Saylor loves animals and just to help wherever she can.
2015 Kentucky Pre-Teen Cover Girl, Amanda Isaacs, volunteers with Neighborhood House. Amanda went to the Neighborhood House, located at 201 N.25th Street, Louisville, Ky. 40212. She gave out over a hundred books collected at the pageant in Louisville, Kentucky on June 5-7. She took lots of pictures and had a ball.
Neighborhood House is a non profit place where children of all ages can go during the day and get a free meal, get educated on things to help the kids with life. All the children that go there are taught how avoid different pressures of life and a safe place to express themselves and to just be kids. Amanda, has volunteered several times at this house and enjoys meeting with the kids and being a positive influence in their lives.
Kimberly 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.
Miss Oregon Princess, Ella Osborne co-hosted The Portland Women’s Expo.This expo was a one day event with over 400 exhibitors. She assisted in a live auction that raised money for The Portland Women’s Expo Foundation, which is dedicated to building stronger communities by providing women with the essential resources to face domestic abuse, substance abuse, and unemployment. Their goal is to build a facility that will strengthen communities by providing services that will connect women and families with livability resources and employment training programs. The day was a great success and she was proud to represent National American Miss!