Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Take a look at The 2012 South Texas PreTeen Anisa Ogando!

See what Anisa has to say about her year representing PreTeens and placing Top 5 at the National Pageant!

It has been an honor to represent The Lone Star state this year. I have
had many wonderful adventures, met many wonderful people, and visited
lots of amazing places. This year will always hold a special place in my
heart. I put everything I had into it and was in shock to hear my name
as I was crowned Miss South Texas Pre Teen. Being my states queen has
been such a blessing. From riding in parades in my hometown to walking
in a 5K for breast cancer awareness with other local queens, organizing
"Dance for the cure Houston", an event that we hope will become a
tradition against the fight for the cure in Houston, TX. I was able to
donate clothing to the local school districts, and held food and school
supply drives to help my community. Volunteering  was always important
to me but doing it as Miss Texas and putting my heart and soul into
doing for others because it was the right thing I could do has become
the greatest lesson and most fulfilling experience of my young life.
Overjoyed to hear I would be going to the National Pageant to represent
my state as the Miss Texas Pre Teen Queen I still couldn't really put
things in perspective. I had been told that Nationals would be the time
of my life but didn't fully understand the concept till I was there. I
made friendships I'll never forget, got to do things I never thought I'd
do. Being called in the top five contestants for the national title was
the most incredible culmination to an already perfect Thanksgiving week.

I owe my sincerest gratitude for this joy ride to so many amazing
people. A huge Thank You for this opportunity...To all my family,
friends, sponsors, to my NAM-ily, Prodigy All Stars and Coach Johnny
Pigge for supporting me! To my grandparents in heaven watching over me,
and my Mom and Dad who never let me forget God is great and I am
beautiful because I am his child. Thank you for everything you do and
for loving me blindly and unconditionally, I couldn't have done it
without you.

To all wonderful young ladies competing today...National American Miss
has enriched my life in immeasurable ways and given me a sense of
purpose that will be a shining light in my life for years to come!! You
need to know you are beautiful, strong, smart and unique. The sky is the
limit and all you need are dreams, goals, and the confidence to go forth
and do great things. Henry Ford once said, "whether you think you can,
or think you can't, you're right." So to you I say...Believe in yourself
and remember it's not the crown that makes a princess. It's who you are
that makes you royalty.

From my heart with love,
Anisa Ogando
NAM Texas Pre Teen

Helping those in need!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What a Year it has been for The 2012 Miss South Texas PreTeen Ashley Crawford !

Wow, what an incredible year it has been for me!  When my name was announced as the new National American Miss South Texas Pre-teen Queen, I felt so many emotions….Happy, Shocked, Excited….It is a moment I will never forget!  I couldn’t believe I won my very first time trying NAM.  
During my year of reign, I was able to give back to my community in many ways.  I collected donations for Emily’s Smile Boxes and delivered them to sick children and their siblings in local children’s hospitals.  I also participated in Dance for a Cure, Houston Rockets Run, Relay for Life, and many other charitable events.  
In November, I got to travel to Nationals in California.  We went on a Hollywood tour, played at Disneyland, had fun rehearsals, danced at the 60’s party, hung out with friends, and of course competed on the National stage!  I came home with 2 national titles…Miss Photogenic and Most Promising Model.  I also placed top 10 in the nation, 1st Runner Up in Casual Wear and 2nd Runner Up in Best Resume.
To all of the girls competing this year, Good luck to each and every one of you!  Remember to smile, relax, and just be YOU!   I would like to thank everyone at NAM for creating an organization that focuses on building self-confidence and setting goals for young ladies.  To my successor, enjoy every single moment and take lots of pictures!  

Your 2012 National American Miss South Texas Pre-Teen Queen,
Ashley Crawford

Ashley making an appearance at a parade in her hometown!

Formal Wear Competition at Nationals!
Ashley took home The National Photogenic and Model titles at Nationals!

Having fun in Hollywood with her Texas Sister Queen Anisa!

Ready for The National Interview Competition!

Volunteering with Sister Queens!
Making a difference in her hometown!

After winning her state title!