Dear State Finalists,
Four years ago I was in your shoes when I attended my first NAM Open Call and my very first NAM pageant! I remember looking at the queens and thinking, “That’s going to be me some day!” Four years later, after hard work, determination and a dream I was crowned Miss Pennsylvania Junior Pre-Teen 2015!
My family and I fell in love with NAM after my first State Pageant. NAM has taught me to believe in myself, to set goals and to have dreams. I have gained so much self-confidence, I can speak in front of a room full of people and I can express my thoughts to adults. Plus I have met some of my very best friends through NAM (and my mom has too!).
I was honored to represent Pennsylvania this year! I loved volunteering in my community at the Animal Rescue League and Hello Bully, I organized my own winter clothing drive for the homeless, I visited our State Capitol with my sister queens and I spent a day with the Pittsburgh Zoo Veterinarian!
Traveling to California for Nationals was the icing on the cake! I went to Disneyland for the first time with my whole family and I met girls from all over the country!
As pageant weekend quickly approaches, remember to keep smiling, make tons of new friends, and spread kindness like glitter! I want to wish each of you the best of luck! I can’t wait to meet everyone and find out who is going to be my successor!
Miss Pennsylvania Jr Pre-Teen 2015