As boys to men would say "It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday." But I must pass the torch on to someone else to light up the world with love, peace, and happiness. It is so hard to believe that it has been one year since I started my journey as your New Jersey PreTeen Cover Girl. I felt so grateful to have had such a wonderful experience and so happy to have done it alongside my beautiful sister queens. This past year has been so amazing I had the pleasure of helping out so many local fundraisers and events. I met amazing people and had a memorable photo shoot with my beautiful sister queens. When I went to nationals I had the time of my life. I got to meet a lot of life long friends, go on a Hollywood tour, go to Disneyland, and even got to do the whip and nae nae with Rayvon from American Idol boy was that the highlight of my night.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Mayes for creating a wonderful Organization for young ladies such as myself and others. My growth of confidence from 2014 when I started until now is amazing and I so appreciate it. Thank you for the wonderful staff you have on board as a team because whenever I had questions I need answers to I could email, inbox, text, or call and get my answers. Thank you mom and dad for all the support you have given me. I can never thank you enough for all the guidance and teachings you've taught me of making me the person I am. The both of you have always believed in me and have always told me to go achieve your goals and follow your dreams. To my little brother Malik thank you for escorting me during formalwear I appreciate it so much. To all my sponsors thank you for sponsoring me generously and making all this happen. Thank you to those who have taken me under their wing and Gave me a lot of wisdom and knowledge. To my successor I wish you all the luck in the world so please carry this title with pride. Last but not least remember it is not about the sash and crown that makes you beautiful it's from the inside out . It's how you carry yourself and how you respect and treat others. Once again I am and will always be your your National American Miss PreTeen Cover Girl Malak Ayyash.