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Featuring Miss Michigan Jr. Pre-Teen!

I am so honored to have represented the great state of Michigan as your National American Miss Michigan Jr. Pre-teen this past year and have accomplished so much.In the three year I have competed to earn the state title, I have learned self-confidence, strength and most importantly the power of friendship. Serving NAM and my community has opened many doors. This past year I enjoyed giving my time to a variety of volunteering events and Parades. Going to Nationals was an incredible experience. I made a ton of new friendships. I also had the opportunity to go on the Hollywood tour and the Disneyland. I even go to meet the cast of Dancing with the Stars at the Grove. I may not have brought home the national title but I did place top 10 in the nation for the Mon Cheri runway modeling competition. I would like to thank my loving, supportive and wonderful family. I couldn't have done it without you. I would also like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Mayes; Mr. and Mrs. Schneider; the choreographers …

What an Amazing Year for Miss Michigan Teen Cover Girl!

Hello Ladies! This year has flown by! Being the 2016 Miss Michigan Teen Cover Girl was truly an honor and a blessing. Throughout my year I have done lots of volunteering under my platform of “Raising Awareness for Cystic Fibrosis,” including: Being the honorary race starter for the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life, Starting the race for the Bronson Children's Hospital walk/run, participating in the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis walk/run and throughout the month of May I sold CF shirts and for every shirt $5 was donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I raised over $500 for Cystic Fibrosis awareness! I also volunteered with my sister queens at the Ronald McDonald House and I participated in a cardio drumming session with children to build confidence and promote healthy childhood activity. In November I traveled to sunny California, to receive my National Teen Cover Girl title and make memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. To my successor, I know you have worked so hard to ge…

Farewell, But Not Goodbye for Miss Indiana Pre-Teen!

I cannot believe my year as Miss Indiana Pre-teen is already coming to an end! I think the only thing more shocking than winning my very first pageant, has been how fast this year has gone.

This year has been beyond amazing and truly life changing! I am so grateful that my first pageant was at National American Miss! I could not imagine a more welcoming and encouraging group of people than all the wonderful people that make the National American Miss pageant such a great experience. 

A year ago, I showed up to NAM expecting to learn a few things and to hopefully overcome fears of speaking (and yes, singing) in front of others.Boy, did NAM do just that and so much more! I remember walking out of the hotel the day after the finale with my new crown and sash that I had earned, worked hard for, and so appreciated. I felt as if I could walk up to any stranger and start a conversation.

I felt as if I was part of something greater than a pageant. I was representing girls from around Indiana. It…

Featuring Miss Indiana Jr. Teen!

We are so proud of Miss Illinois Jr. Teen!

National American Miss has shaped my life. I stepped on the National American Miss stage for the first time in middle school so excited to compete in my first pageant. Had I not attended the open call in my first business casual outfit, I would not be who I am today. The interview skills gained, the friendships that now include facetiming my pageant friends at least once a month and I am consistently snapchatting them I am so grateful for! After competing for three years, having my name called as the new National American Miss Illinois Junior Teen was an amazing blessing. I was able to participate in so many events this past year representing the number one pageant system. I walked in charity fashion shows, went to fundraiser galas, and other community events. Over the summer after being crowned I traveled to Ohio for the NAM pageant with Miss Indiana Junior Teen Taylor! Taylor and I were crowned together so traveling to Ohio and spending time with her was amazing and I loved meeting …

Miss Michigan Pre-Teen has had an Awesome Year Representing NAM!

They say time flies when you're having fun, and fun is exactly what I had!After winning the 2016 Michigan Preteen title I have been blessed to attend many events and volunteer opportunities.Some of my favorite memories were volunteering with my sister queens at the Ronald McDonald house, riding in the Woodward Dream Cruise, attending the International Auto Show, attending the Michigan State Fair and making new friends as visiting royalty at other state pageants. The most exciting experience was heading to nationals in sunny California to compete for the National Title!At Nationals I competed in Photogenic, Casual Wear, and Volunteer Service.My favorite things were the themed rehearsals where I won a spirit stick for my patriotic wear, the Car drawing, Thanksgiving Dinner and heading to Disney for the day.They truly felt like a queen! A special thank you to God, for giving me the strength and confidence to always chase my dreams.My State and National directors who were always there t…