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It's Been a Great Year for the 2010 National American Miss Florida Princess!

Dear Contestants, Family and Friends,

In July 2010, I realized my dreams really could come true, when I was crowned the Miss Florida Princess queen.“Miracles Happen” played in the background as bubbles slowly drifted down.I couldn’t believe it was happening to me, as this was my very first pageant and I was living my dream right on the stage!
What a busy year it has been!I raised money for the charity “Locks of Love”, which I had been involved with since I donated 10” of my hair back in 2008.I was able to visit their headquarters and learned how they make wigs for children with cancer or alopecia.I also volunteered by serving breakfast to the homeless and participated in a charity walk against blindness.The Governor of Florida recognized me for my charitable work and achievements with National American Miss.And last fall, I rode in a convertible in my hometown parade … what an honor that was!
The highlight of my year was attending the National pageant in Anaheim, California.I was able t…

It's Been A Great Year for The 2010 National American Miss Florida Pre-Teen!

Greetings from Kia Shaw Miss Florida Preteen - National American Miss 2010 Dear Preteen Contestants………. First I would like to say “WAY TO GO” and congratulations in making it this far to the competition here in Orlando. I know your parents, family, friends and supporters are so very proud of you. I have had the pleasure to meet, work and represent National American Miss (NAM) and I know you will too.This is a very exciting time of your life, but it is only the beginning for you. There are lots of hard work and dedication ahead, but it will all pay off with the fun of traveling across the Unite States and meeting new people. Enjoy every day and makes lots of friends and be prepared for an incredible experience. My experience at NAM was amazing, dazzling and sometimes even a blur. To say that you will have lots of fun, does not even come close to the what’s ahead of you. Be ready for the rehearsals, practices, and an amazing time of your life….It’s your time to shine! Along with getting pr…

It's a Wrap for The 2010 National American Miss Florida!

Hello Everyone, This has been a remarkable journey as your 2010 Miss Florida Miss Queen for National American Miss. From the moment I was crowned, I was overjoyed knowing I have a commitment to this organization to follow my dreams and inspire our youth through positive messages. Each time I stood on stage, interviewed, or spoke publicly I was able to share my passion as an activist while learning individual’s personal stories. As the Founder and President of an international non-profit organization, Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness, Inc., I was able to touch the lives of over 80,000 children going through treatments and surgeries. Our mission is to create upbeat homemade cards for kids with life-threatening illnesses. Being able to meet other women that carry similar traits like myself at Nationals in Anaheim, California was such a special journey. Smiles and laughter filled the air as we spent time together. I got a taste of the Hollywood treatment as the NAM family rolled out…

A Great Year Comes to a Close for The 2010 National American Miss Florida Jr. Pre Teen!

Wow!What an amazing year of opportunities I have had since being crowned the Miss Florida Junior Pre Teen.During my reign, it has been my privilege to work with some wonderful organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Relay for Life,and Habitat for Humanity.I also had the honor of participating in the Punta Gorda Christmas parade, sharing my love of NAM with my hometown. Going to California with my family at Thanksgiving was the highlight of my reign.Meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones from all over the country was an experience I will never forget.I was so excited to earn the ever popular Spirit Stick and to be named fourth runner up overall. To my mom and dad, I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for your support and love.You both have worked hard to help me reach my goals and live out my dreams.To my brothers, Davis, Dawson and Drew, thank you for sitting through countless hours of competition and for being the loudest and proudest cheering section a girl could ask f…