South Carolina Princess Saylor Porcaro met with Congressman Mark Sanford. He sent Saylor a really nice letter congratulating her before she competed at Nationals. Saylor also had a chance to meet with all of the Florida Queens when visiting Orlando. They met during a visiting royality appearance and have been friends since! That’s what NAM is all about…making new friends and experiences.
National American Miss Queens get together for a good cause! Miss Oregon Pre-Teen Shayla Montgomery, Miss Oregon Jr. Teen Isabella Ellsworth, Miss Oregon Princess Makaia Mellas, Miss Washington Pre-Teen Tiffany Abrahams, and Miss Washington Jr. Teen Hermona Girmay, came together to help with a kids scavenger hunt.
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.
2014 Miss North Carolina Pre-Teen Nikya Hightower volunteered with the Child Advocacy Center. She volunteered for the Child Advocacy Center as they launched their 8th annual American Girl Fashion Show for a good cause. Nikya volunteered several days which included helping the girls with fittings, and two days of the show while the girls waited to hit the runway. She volunteered along with recently retired first female judge of Cumberland County, North Carolina, Beth Keever. She really enjoyed talking with the girls before the show. 2014 Miss North Carolina Jr. Pre-Teen Amaris was a participant in the fashion show.
Caitlyn Capre, Miss Georgia Pre-Teen, met with the Governor and toured the Capitol! Caitylyn met with Georgia Governor Deal. She also had a chance to talk with a group of girls who were on a school trip. She spoke with them about National American Miss, volunteering in the community and her ambition to become an actor. Caityln also had the chance to go on the floor of The House of Representatives. Also, Caitlyn had the opportunity to meet with the founder of Bully, a campaign to fight against bullying.
Spencer Petty, Miss Tennessee Teen, organized a fundraiser for girls! Spencer, organized a fundraiser at Chick-fil-a as the Tennessee Director for Miss Amazing Pageant. The Miss Amazing Pageant is a pageant for girls with disabilities. There were five girls crowned as queens in their age divisions. All five queens are committed to attend Nationals in July. The National pageant will be held in Los Angeles, California.
Miss Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Cover Girl, Lacrissa Lamar, met with Governor Beshear. On March 31, Lacrissa had the opportunity to meet and speak with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. She did a great job answering questions he asked as well as asking him questions. She had a great time and really enjoyed this awesome opportunity.
Kimberly Cox, Tennessee Pre-Teen Queen, has been representing National American Miss well! 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 Hospital. Kimberly worked registration, organized contestants, and had the privilege to crown and award the winners.
During Valentine’s Season, Kimberly gave back to her community by visiting with residents at Springfield Heights with the United Way. She delivered Valentines with candy and played bingo. Kimberly is a proud representative for the United Way of Robertson County.
Some of Kimberly’s other exciting appearances include a recent trip to the State Capitol, where she met Governor Bill Haslam, and also attended the NAM Kentucky State open calls. At the 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.