April 27, 2009

Miss Michigan, Miss Virginia and Miss Maryland get a NAM group together for the weekend

Like I've said before, the National American Miss program is about so much more than just what we do on pageant weekend, it's about the friendships and life skills that these girls take home. Check out these pictures that I received from one of our NAM families out in Virginia. Namiss royalty from Maryland, Michigan and Virginia got together for a fun weekend.

Friday night the VA queens enjoyed helping with a Call-Back training session for new contestants and their families in Norfolk, Virginia. After meeting some great friends from across Virginia, the girls headed out to a late night dinner to visit. "Keeping up with pageant friends is so much fun!" says Natalie Duval, mother of 3 NAM girls.
At the end of the day, everyone headed to VA Jr. Pre-teen Claire Duval's home in Williamsburg for an impromptu bar-b-que. They all said it was a great way to end a special weekend with NAM family and friends. Jayle Caprara, mother of MI Jr. Preteen Queen, summed it up this way, "The friendships National American Miss helps to cultivate is incredible. Mackenzie is having such a great year. I am so grateful she was able to spend the weekend with her sister queens."

Thank you to the Duval's for hosting as well as for sharing the pictures with us for the blog. Natalie gave me a run-down on the pictures as well:

Picture #1: Everyone is all smiles after the Norfolk, VA NAM workshop: Pageant director Lew Schneider, VA Teen Queen Delesia Watson, VA Jr. Teen Queen Johanna King, Workshop Wonderwoman Chelsea McGuinness, and on the floor in front (ready for bed) are Michigan Jr. Preteen Mackenzie Caprara, VA Jr. Preteen Claire Duval, and sister and NAM alumnus Grace Duval.

Picture #2: Girls just wanna have fun! A silly late night stop at Friendly's with NAM friends.

Picture #3: The girls didn't want the day to end so everyone came back to Claire's house for dinner!

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