Alexandra Perry The 2009-2010 National American Miss Oregon PreTeen took home the Golden Achievement in Service Award at the National Pageant... Lets find out how she did it by giving it back to her Community!!!
Tiffany: What does the title of NAM OR Preteen mean to you?
Alexandra:To me my title is such an honor. I was chosen to represent Oregon and that to me is so amazing. It means the world to me.
Tiffany:What activities are you involved in ?
Alexandra: I am on a competitive cheerleading team, student council, the Youth Advisory Board of Corvallis, 4-H sewing and cooking club, modeling, acting, and running.
Tiffany: Tell me what you did to earn the NAM golden achievement award.
Alexandra: I started my own organization called Cook for Cancer, that helps families that have been affected by breast cancer. We make meals for the families and then I deliver them to the families.
Tiffany: What was it like to take home the golden achievement award nationals?
Alexandra: I felt so honored to win the golden achievement award because the award honors the person who helped the people in her community the most and I take great pride in that.
Tiffany: How has being a titleholder helped you outreach in your community?
Alexandra:I have been able to start my own organization, Cook for Cancer. Cook for Cancer makes meals for families that have been effected by breast caner. My title has helped me advertise my organization and help it grow. I also was asked to be on the Youth Advisory Board of Corvallis, which plans events to benefit the community and that help disadvantaged youth.
Alexandra:Volunteering is an easy thing to get started doing. You can ask your teachers or go online and search for organizations that you can volunteer for. Its so much fun and rewarding. I have also met a lot of nice people through volunteering. You should try to get your friends involved as well, the more the better.
Tiffany: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Alexandra: I would like to become an international attorney. I love public speaking, and debate . I think this would be a good career choice for my talents. I also speak some Chinese and I'm taking Spanish. My language skills would also come in handy.
Tiffany:What is your definition of a NAM girl?
Alexandra: A NAM girl is fun, creative, smart, outgoing, nice, caring, loving, involved in her community, and extra curricular activities, but most importantly is comfortable in her own skin and stays true to herself.
Tiffany: How has being involved in NAM changed your life?
Alexandra: NAM has made me a better, more outgoing person. Before I did NAM I didn't like to be on stage and talk in front of people. Now I can't get off the stage and I have no problem talking to people while on stage.
Tiffany: What advice do you have for girls that want to enter NAM?
Alexandra:NAM is an amazing pageant system. It's a fun place for experienced and non experienced people to compete. You make so many amazing friendships that will literally last a life time. It is also a good place to become comfortable with being on stage and in front of people.
Tiffany: If you could have one wish what would you wish for?
Alexandra: I wish i could fly. I could be able to see things from a new prospective and it would be so much fun!
Tiffany: How would your friends describe you?
Alexandra: My friends describe me as a crazy, outgoing, loving, nice, trustworthy, sweet, compassionate person. I love to have fun with my family and friends.
Tiffany: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Alexandra: Go for the Gold not for the Silver. Why not go to the top? Why settle for second place? This advise has pushed me to do the best no matter what I do. If I am capable of doing something I will not only do it but go above and beyond the expectations.
The 09-10 Oregon Titleholders
Alexandra making meals for families effected by breast cancer