Thursday, June 16, 2016

Featuring Miss Texas Teen Cover Girl!

Serving as your 2015 NAM Texas Teen Cover Girl has been an
AbSoLuTeLy  AmAziNg experience!

Throughout the summer I had the opportunity to work with so many fantastic NAM finalists, Directors & Sister Queens from all across the country. Regardless of which state pageant I happened to visit, I was always surrounded by genuine NAM spirit, pride and friendliness.

My travel- filled summer came to an end once my senior year in high school began. This provided a wonderful opportunity to get involved in local community events. I had the privilege of leading a group of 14-18 yr. old girls participating in the Knot-it- Forward project. Together, we made dozens of hand-tied fleece blankets for terminally ill patients cared for by Optum Hospice in San Antonio. These super soft blankets brought much happiness and comfort to the patients and will be forever cherished as keepsakes by their family members. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the members of Optum Hospice and was able to provide over 150 goody bags, filled with special treats for the patients and their caregivers, as part of the Optum Hospice Treats & Thanks project.

As the 2015 NAM Texas Teen Cover Girl, I received my very first "Golden Ticket" to the NAM National Pageant in sunny California! This was, by far, the most magical opportunity of them all!! It was wonderful to reunite with many of the fantastic NAM girls, Directors and Sister Queens that I had worked with throughout the summer and to have the opportunity to get to know so many more outstanding members of the      NAM-ily, as well!!
The week was filled with exciting activities, ceremonies, events and photo shoots! Participating in the National pageant provided me with the ultimate opportunity to represent NAM and the very special honor of being crowned the 2015-16 NAM Teen National Cover Miss!!
Just five years ago, I was a shy and anxious Pre-Teen state finalist attending my very first NAM pageant. Thanks to NAM, and everyone who has believed in me, I now have the power of self-confidence and it shows! Each and every NAM girl is filled with unlimited potential that is ready to be unleashed so

Dream Big...  It's YOUR time to SHINE!!

Confidence and Smiles!
Parker Lubianski
2015 NAM Texas Teen Cover Girl

2015-16 NAM Teen National Cover Miss

Featuring Miss Texas Jennifer Rye!

I have always believed that God will never place a dream deeply in your heart without letting it come to fruition, for he knows your truest desires. Eleven years, three state runner up trophies, and one national runner up trophy later… Here I am as your Miss Texas.
                  This year has truly been the biggest blessing I could have ever wished for. Throughout my reign, I founded the local Rotaract in my hometown, traveled to six different cities for open calls and trainings, was Visiting Royalty at the North Texas pageant, and of course flew to Nationals to represent Texas.
                  At Nationals,  I was  beyond shocked and ecstatic to walk away with third runner up in the National Actress competition. Although I did not win the crown, they mean it, when they say you learn more about yourself in your defeats than you do in your successes.
                  Mama and Daddy, thank you for being my number one supporters and for always giving me the strength to get back on the stage each and every year. You’ve shown me how to fight for what I want.  Y’all are truly my super heroes. I love and appreciate you more than you will ever know. I could honestly write a whole speech just for you.
                  Mommie, Rachel, Hillary, Nanny, Aunt Racheal, and everyone else that has helped me get where I am, thank you. You all mean the world to me. Sawyer. My best friend, rock, soul sister, cheerleader, future bridesmaid, and little. Thank you for being one of the best things that NAM ever gave me. You are such a blessing and I love you to the moon and back.
                  Thank you to the NAM staff for creating a system that produces not only queens, but dreamers. Thank you for giving me something that is so hard to say goodbye to.  Michelle, thank you for encouraging me to take a chance on this system, I wouldn’t be standing up here without you.
                  Hannah, Kamryn, Emma, Rebecca, and Arianna. Thank you for sharing this year with me- you are all the sisters I’ve always wanted.
                  To my successor, welcome to the family. You are in for the most amazing year of your life. Take a ton of pictures, but also- put the camera down and remember to live in the moment because it goes by way faster than you think.  Never forget that there are a thousands of girls who wish they could be in your spot, so cherish it with all of your heart. You make the crown, the crown doesn’t make you.

Signing out for the last time, I am your 2015 National American Miss Texas, Jennifer Elizabeth Rye.

Featuring Miss Texas Teen Arianna Hidalgo

Miss Texas Teen Arianna Hidalgo placed first runner up at the NAM National Pageant! She will pass on her crown to one lucky young lady this weekend at The Miss Texas Teen Pageant! 

Featuring Miss Texas Jr. Teen Rebecca James

Rebecca James, Miss Texas Jr.Teen, will crown her successor this weekend at The Miss Texas Jr. Teen Pageant in Houston, Texas.

Featuring Miss Texas Pre-Teen Emma Malouff

Miss Texas Pre-Teen Emma Malouff will crown her successor this weekend at the Miss Texas Pre-Teen Pageant in Houston Texas! 

Featuring Miss Texas Jr. Pre-Teen

Miss Texas Jr. Pre-Teen Kamryn Taylor will crown her successor this weekend at The Miss Texas Jr. Pre-Teen Pageant! 

Featuring Miss Texas Princess 2015!NA

Hannah Forsyth, Miss Texas Princess 2015, will crown her successor this weekend at the Miss Texas Princess Pageant! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016