I’ve had an amazing year as your 2014 Miss Ohio Princess Queen. It was my 3rd year participating in NAM, and I guess you could say 3rd time’s the charm! I was crowned on July 19th, one day before my birthday (I got my birthday wish!). Since being crowned, I have been able to participate in so many different activities and make all kinds of new friends.
I attended Nationals in Anaheim, California, had a great week there with my family and new friends, and I even placed top 10 in the country! Disneyland was so much fun and I got to meet many of my favorite Disney characters. And while at Nationals I got to meet top 5 American Idol, Rayvon Owen! He was the entertainer at Nationals and sang to the top 10 while on stage. It is a week that I will always remember!
I’ve also been able to represent National American Miss by participating in many volunteer opportunities. During Bike Night at 250 Speedway in Cadiz, Ohio I gave away donated bicycles to children in attendance with my sister queen Rylynn. I helped collect donations at the Wishathon for Wishes Can Happen, an organization that grants wishes to terminally ill children. I participated in the Walk For Babies, raising money for the Akron Children’s Hospital NICU. I helped with registration and ran in the 5K Kenzie & Kids Family Fun Run, raising money for the YMCA and a local child. I spent a day reading to and painting nails with residents at a local nursing home. And I helped set out American flags at the VFW for Memorial Day.
I have become really great friends with some of my sister queens. All of my sister queens and I represented National American Miss at the Circleville Pumpkin Festival & Parade. I had the opportunity to ride in the Navarre Holiday Parade with our mayor. We also had a photo shoot and afterwards we had a sleepover and had a lot of fun. I was also able to ride in the Navarre Memorial Day parade with my sister queens Zoey and Brooke, and the Brewster Fireman’s Festival Parade with Brooke. I had a lot of fun helping out at many of the open calls and training sessions with some of my sister queens.
My sister queen Brooke and I have gotten very close. I went to a University of Akron football game to watch her cheer; and she also came to a midget football game to watch me cheer. I’ve had the chance to get close with Zoey as well by hanging out at open calls and training sessions and riding in parades together. National American Miss has helped me make great, lifelong friends like my “twin” Madison who made second runner up in my Queen’s Court and we got to see each other a lot while in California at Nationals and have gotten together a few times within the past year.
Being a part of National American Miss has done so much for me. It has taken me across the country to California, to Disneyland, “the world of imagination, hopes and dreams”. It has helped me grow my confidence by leaps and bounds. It has introduced some of the most amazing girls in the world to me. And most of all, National American Miss has helped encourage me to chase my dreams and believe in myself; and I look forward to continuing on with NAM. To my successor, cherish every moment because the year will pass quickly. And to anybody else reading this, believe in yourself and follow your dreams! As Walt Disney said, “Believe in your dreams, no matter how impossible they seem”.
Forever yours, your 2014 Miss Ohio Princess, Kaidyn Roberts. And in the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I’LL BE BACK!”.