It has been an incredible year for me my dream came true I was crowned miss Florida Jr. Preteen queen. I will never forget that moment when they were about to call the queen they had one spot left and I was shaking, all of the sudden they say your new queen is Danielle Cohn. My dream had finally came true, it was my 3rd year I went from 4th runner up to 2nd runner up to queen. I never gave up I came back every year more prepared. Being crowned Miss Florida was a dream come true. I gain a crown and I became a titleholder for my State. I have served my community and became a role model for other young girls. Best part was using my title to help out the children miracle hospital by making teddy bears and bringing them gifts on the holidays.
Then it was time for nationals in Anaheim California were I had the time of my life. I meet so many amazing queens from other states that I have gained amazing friendships with. I was able to go to Disneyland and walk the streets of Hollywood it was an amazing trip. I was able to enjoy my time with my family and also getting to know my sister queens.
The best part of being a queen was meeting my sister’s queens; we have all become so close. We go to events together and I know I can always count on them when I need them. Our bond and sisterhood has grown so much and we love each other so much.
My mom had always told me never to give up keep fighting for what you want. I learned to become confident with NAM and I want all other girls to know that they should never give up on your dream keeping trying and never give up. You can do anything you set your mind too.
I want to send a huge thank you to National American Miss for this amazing opportunity. You have helped me grow and learned a lot. I have gain public speaking skills and took a lot from this pageant. Thank you to all the directors. Thank you to my mother who has been my biggest supporter and never letting me give up. Thank you to my amazing brother who has been my escort for the past three years this couldn’t have been possible with out you. My grandma Linda thank you for everything you have done and always being there. Also thank you to my friend Riley and his amazing mom and dad for supporting me I knew I could always count on them.
Finally, to my successor, make the most of your time take lots of pictures, and have lots of fun. Make your state proud and have fun with your sisters queens you will gain a bond like no other. Remember you are all smart and beautiful. Be confident and never give up. One thing I can tell you is to always smile and be happy.
I am your 2014 Miss Florida Jr. Preteen Danielle Haleigh Cohn