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Check out this official interview with NAM National Judge and Former Miss America Teresa Scanlan!

Check out this official interview with NAM National Judge and Former Miss America Teresa Scanlan!
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Get To Know The 2016-2017 National All-American Miss Teen Michaela Edstrand!

NAM: What activities are you involved in? Tennis team, FBLA, Student Council, Speech Team, HOSA, volunteering with special needs organizations such as the Miss Amazing pageant for which I am on the state board and a national ambassador, Munroe-Meyer ( a day camp/ recreational therapy program), HETRA ( a horse therapy program), Special Olympics swim team and Ollie Webb ( mentoring a special needs teenager). I also speak for a organization named Smart Girl Style about being responsible on social media. I recently got into an event planning program at the University of Omaha, Nebraska. I am also a high school sales rep for Four Sisters Boutique.
NAM: What are your plans for the future? To go to college and get a degree in either special education or communications/ marketing/ event planning. I also plan to continue to volunteer for special needs groups. I one day hope to travel to Africa with a group that helps spread special needs awareness. I also dream of running my own event planning f…

Get to Know The 2016-2017 National American Miss Jr. Teen MaKenzie Ward!

NAM: Tell us about yourself:
MaKenzie: Hi! I’m MaKenzie Ward, National American Miss Jr. Teen. I
am a 14 year old freshman at Hewitt Trussville High School in
Trussville, Alabama. I love to sing, dance, shop, and cook! I have a
family of four: my mom, dad, and older sister, Madison. We have two
small dogs named Tucker and Trudy.

NAM: What activities are you involved in?
MaKenzie: I am very involved in school and church activities. I am on
my school danceline, the Hewitt Trussville Highsteppers. We dance at
football games and we also compete. My parents and sister are a part
of the worship team at my church and I am following in their footsteps.
I am in Spark Ministry training where I am training to be a worship
leader.

NAM: What are your plans for the future?
MaKenzie: I am undecided on my career path right now, but I am
leaning toward becoming an orthodontist. I’ve always been fascinated
by braces and the transformation they make. One thing I know for sure
is that I plan to fulfill …

Get to Know The 2016-2017 National All-American Miss Jr. Teen Sydney Rowland!

NAM: Tell us about yourself:
Hello! My name is Sydney Rowland, your 2016-2017 National All-American Miss Jr. Teen! I am 16 years old and I am from the beautiful steel city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

NAM: What activities are you involved in?
Some activities I'm involved in at school are the German Club, Interact Club,Key Club, and Mini Thon committee. I also enjoy golfing, yoga, and being with my friends.

NAM: What are your plans for the future?
A really big goal of mine is to be a broadcast journalist. I have dreamed of being on Good Morning America, or even the Today show!

NAM: How would your friends describe you? I would think they would say that I am a good friend who if funny, smart, caring about others.


NAM: What motto or quote best describes you?
The best quote that describes me, and is also my favorite quote, is by Abraham Lincoln: “ Whatever you are, be a good one.” The reason this quote describes me is because everything that I achieve to do, I always try to push myself farther…