Wow! This year has gone by so fast! I couldn’t believe it when I was crowned 2011 Miss Texas Junior Teen Cover Girl. This has been such a blessing and a great opportunity. To start off my year, I attended the North Texas pageant in Dallas. I had a blast, hanging out with my sister queens and helping out at events.
During my reign, I volunteered with the Children’s Hunger Fund and the San Antonio Food Bank, and walked for Cure Search for Children’s Cancer, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk.
I had the time of my life at Nationals during November in Anaheim, California. From the 70s party to the day at Disney, the fun never stopped. I reunited with friends and made many more. I was excited to return home with the title of National Cover Girl!
I also attended Texas open calls in April. They were so much fun.
First off I give thanks to God for blessing me with this opportunity. I want to thank the state directors, Steve and Kathleen Mayes, and the staff for creating such an incredible organization. I also want to thank my wonderful parents and family for their support and all they do. To my brother Kevin, you may not have liked hearing me rehearse, but you make a pretty good escort, and you always make me laugh.
To my amazing sister queens, it has been a great year reigning with all of you. Whether we were taking fun photos, or just dancing backstage, there has never been a dull moment. Don’t ever change, and I love you all.
And finally, to my successor, an exciting year lies ahead. Wear that crown well, and have fun. Remember to cherish the memories and capture every moment. Be yourself and let your light shine.
and for the last time, here I stand: Your 2011 Miss Texas Junior Teen Cover Girl, KeAnna Whisenhunt