|Emily and Abigail Hamilton and the row of trophies they won at the Washington edition of the National American Miss Pageant.|
Sisters Emily and Abby Hamilton, of North Bend, earned several awards at the National American Miss of Washington pageant. . . The pageant does not allow girls to look older than they are, does not allow glitzy dresses and does not allow makeup, said Donna J. Hamilton, the girls’ mother and a participant in the Miss New Jersey contest in her youth.
“It was really fun,” said Abby, 8. “You get to meet new friends.” Donna said being in pageants led her to a career in public relations and communications. “It gave me the ability to be articulate and well-spoken,” she said. “It helped me in a plethora of things in life.” She paid for her first year of college in 1989 with two pageants, she said. Still, she did not want her girls in just any contest. . . Her girls won plenty but did not win first place, and that was just fine by Donna... “First and foremost, we care about what’s best for the girls"
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