Monday, May 11, 2015

Take a look at Miss Illinois Jr. Teen Cover Girl 2014!

Being crowned the 2014 Illinois Jr. Teen Cover Girl and the 2014-2015 National Cover Girl has truly been a blessing for me. It has been an honor and a privilege to represent NAM and my hometown of Lansing, Illinois while participating in a variety of service projects. 
After being crowned I delivered the school supplies collected at State to our local charity organization. Soon after that I helped at the Taste of Thornton’s princesses and superhero back-to-school breakfast for kids. Then in October my sister queens and I volunteered at the Walk of Hope for cancer, where we ran games and activities for children. Over the Christmas holiday a few of my sister queens joined me at the Lansing Food Pantry, a wonderful community service in my home town. We spent a few hours passing out food to people in need and meeting people. I also spent some time over my spring break going back to my grade school, St John’s Lutheran, to read and play with the 3 yr old and pre-k classes. Most recently I joined a couple of my sister queens at the Homewood Christian Academy’s Inner Beauty Walk pageant. 
Giving back to my community and being a role model has positively affected the way I conduct myself and I have NAM to thank for this. This has been a year to remember and I plan to continue being of service in my community. Thank you to my sister queens for being so great, it has been a pleasure playing, laughing and working with you this year and I am proud and happy to call you my sisters for life!
Thank you NAM
Brianna Nicole Jackson
Your 2014 Illinois Jr. Teen Cover Girl

It's been an incredible year for Miss Pennsylvania Jr. Teen 2014!

For as long as I live, I will never forget that surreal moment when I won the 2014 Pennsylvania Jr. Teen title.
I am having the time of my life as part of the National American Miss family. It has given me the perfect opportunity to express myself and share my talents. Whether I am speaking, singing or acting, I always feel accomplished when I leave the stage. 
I also had the most amazing experience at Nationals in Anaheim, California. I came in 1st Runner up, 4th Runner up in Talent and 3rd Runner up in Actress. The state queens voted me 1st Runner up for Miss Personality and the choreographers awarded me a spirit stick. 
One of the perks of being the 2014 Miss Pennsylvania Jr. Teen was being chosen as the Ambassador for Queens for a Cause. Queens for a Cause is an organization of queens that identify needs in the community and fulfill them. We raised money by doing sparkle princess and army soldier makeovers at the Mt. Pleasant Glass & Ethnic Festival. We used the funds for “Snacks for Soldiers” for deployed troops, “Games for Residents” for the elderly at nursing homes and other charitable initiatives. 
I would like to leave you with a few final thoughts. My message is one of hard work and perseverance. Don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can’t do. You can achieve anything that you put your mind to. You are amazing, you are unique and you are a NAM girl. Dream and dream big! Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Much love and the very best of wishes for your incredible success, I am your 2014 Miss Pennsylvania Jr. Teen, Mariah Malloy