July 26, 2009

NAMiss Queens working with the March of Dimes

Here are some great pics of Brianna Lewis, your reigning National All-American Miss Princess and Dasia Clark, Illinois Pre-Teen Cover Girl, participating in the March of Dimes March for Babies with Team "Walking In Joy". Both ladies participated as walkers and joined the mostly adult crowd in walking three miles, despite the random rain showers. Brianna's mom said that "Brianna loves doing things for others and she loved helping her team raise money for babies and their families who need help. Brianna truly has a caring heart and desires to help others every chance she gets."
The cheerleaders in the photos that were welcoming people to the march thought Brianna was the cutest little Queen they'd ever seen.

Here is a link to the March of Dimes March For Babies website: http://www.marchforbabies.org/

Thank you for making NAM proud ladies!

July 24, 2009

www.walkwithgraceduval.com

Check out http://www.walkwithgraceduval.com/. Grace Duval, age 11, has been a part of NAMiss since the beginning. She has been a top five finisher at state four times and won various optionals competitions including talent. Grace recently opened her own business, designing fun converse sneakers. Her siblings model on the website and there is great picture of her sister Claire wearing her National American Miss crown and banner.

Grace gives 10% of all proceeds to VIMM - Volunteers in Medical Missions. Grace is a very bright girl and a member of MENSA international http://www.mensa.org/. She started supplementing her home education at age 10 with college courses at Thomas Nelson Community College. Like her mom says, "Who says pageant girls aren't smart!?!"

Great work Grace, we are super proud to have you as a part of the National American Miss family. Keep up the good work and sell lots of shoes!

July 22, 2009

National American Miss visits the Helen Evans Home

Your National American Miss California Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Emily Michelle-Honng recently volunteered at the Helen Evans Home - a facility for developmentally disabled children. Here are what the administrator, Grace Kano said about Emily's visit:

"Emily presented herself as a sweet and bright young lady. She was open and caring about our clients. She showed a genuine interest in their lives. Emily was confident and open about her experience. It was a pleasure to have her volunteer."

Emily wrote and e-mail and shared these thoughts about her wonderful experience:

"Through my community involvement, I met some less fortunate children. I learned to appreciate the importance of community service. I played and hugged one of the little boy with developmental disability at the facility. After about 30 minutes playing with him, he gave me the biggest smile and hugged me back. I was so excited and quickly run to tell my mom. When it’s time to leave the place, I said good-bye to him and he held his arms out wanting me to give him one more hug. I almost cried. After my first visit, I missed him so much and couldn't wait to go back. Next day, my mom took me back to see Angel. When he saw me, he smiled! I am so happy knowing that I am making a difference in his life a little bit at a time."

A few pictures from one of her visits are included here. We are so proud of Emily for her willingness to take time out of her schedule to visit the kids at the Helen Evans Home. Emily has such a huge heart and is an outstanding representative for National American Miss.

July 8, 2009

Namiss Staff takes the time to do it right on pageant weekend


I clipped this from another pageant blog written by one of the National American Miss Staff. http://buildingthecrown.blogspot.com/2009/07/national-american-miss.html I just thought what she said was so right on with what the program is all about:


Wow! I have been soooo busy. I have been on a 3 week tour of the Eastern part of America working for NAM. I started in Kentucky, just left Georgia and Thursday I leave for South Carolina. I have had the chance to talk to some amazing people this year. Every year I have a story that touches my heart and this year I bring you a story from Kentucky. National American Miss always pick great judges, and I wonder at times why other systems can't find great people like these judges I meet. They are always right on when they pick the winners. This year, a young Jr. Teen named Megan Webb was crowned however Megan was born with a disease that caused her legs not to work right. She uses crutches or a walker everyday of her life, but when she was on stage, her smile just glowed and the judges said they fell in love with her because she had heart. Everyone that night was crying and just touched by this crowning. I hope that everyone who reads my blog truly looks at the inside of everyone and not the outside. Well, I better get to packing as I leave at 6am for my next show.
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