September 27, 2012

At the NAM National Pageant girls have the opportunity to turn in submission for the "Golden Achievement in Service" award.  This is basically the ultimate award for community service.  Every single contestant is required to perform a minimum of 4 hours community service in order to compete at Nationals, however, some girls go WAY above and beyond!!

Here is a video from Victoria Johnson out in California.  Here is a quick note about the event in her words - great work Victoria!!

The Santa Fe Springs, California Relay for Life, Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, takes place every September. This is an overnight team event to raise awareness of cancer while simultaneously raising funds to help in the search for a cure. Each team member is asked to commit to raising at least $100.00 in donations and taking their turn walking around the track throughout the 24 hour event. This event is full of fun and is a great opportunity for me and my family to serve our community

As a relay for life team we have been able to raise between $8000.00 and $14,000.00 yearly in donations during our Santa Fe Springs Relay. This September 28, 2012 will be the eighth year I have participated in the American Cancer Society California Relay for Life and have been asked to be their feature speaker at the opening of the relay. My commitment to community service is something my father has instilled in me through his community service and volunteer work with many organizations. He also has given the gift of life as a bone marrow donor this year, and shown me the true meaning of service to others.

September 24, 2012

This years National American Miss Indiana team of royalty is a powerhouse, watch out!  They are going to make a difference all over Indiana this year.  Here are some pics from last weekend of your Indiana Teen, McKenzie Shevlot, volunteering at the Awareness for Autism Walk.  Great job representing NAM.

NAMiss Indiana Queen at the Special OlympicsNAMiss Indiana Makenzie Shevlot volunteeringNAMiss Indiana Makenzie ShevlotNAMiss Indiana at the Answers for Autism Walk

September 12, 2012

Raising Money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Sophia Katosh Eshe and Sarah Kuba, two time NAM State Finalist, and their friend (Hannah Conte) are fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  They will be doing a walk “Light the Night” in Santa Rosa, CA under the team name “Team NAM”.  So far they have posted flyers in shops, done presentations at their schools, and talked with friends and neighbors.  They have raised almost $600.00 so far!  They are so excited and proud to help!  Feel free to join their page on Facebook, repost their link, spread the word, or even donate yourself.  Thank you in advance for any donation, and remember it is tax deductible!!!
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SarahHelms* - National American Miss North Carolina Teen

Total Hours Served* 7 - Hours

As a current pharmacy school student of Wingate University, I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to volunteer as a P2 buddy for our upcoming new P1 pharmacy school students. As a P2 buddy, I had the privilege of helping to familiarize Wingate’s new pharmacy school students with the school and surrounding local businesses. For out-of-state students, it can be intimidating to travel to a new state and not be familiar with what is readily available! I also had the opportunity to help quell any concerns the students had about beginning their new journey as a pharmacy school student. I love to share what I know, so I was excited to be able to answer many questions that the new students had about our curriculum. I participated in the buddy breakfast, the picnic, and the school fashion show. The fashion show helped to showcase what was appropriate and what was not appropriate to wear to school following our business casual dress code. I had a fantastic time and loved the opportunity to meet many new peers. It was a great experience that I will never forget and hope to be a part of again in the future!

September 11, 2012

NAM Indiana Finalist signs with Daisy Rock Girl Guitars

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Welcomes Abigail Walker to its Artist Roster
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 10, 2012
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, the original girl guitar company, welcomes to its artist roster Abigail Walker, a small-town girl with a passion for singing and playing guitar.
At just 14 years old, Abigail Marie Walker (Abby) has been playing guitar and singing for a little over four years. While growing up in a small central Indiana town with her parents, older brother, and pet dog and guinea pig, Abby took guitar/music theory lessons with instructor Michael Stevens, who she continues her studies with. “As for the person who influences my music, that is easy,” said Abby. “Taylor Swift. I have learned so many of her songs since I started playing. I love music and enjoy singing, along with playing guitar.” 
In addition to her outstanding development as a musician, Abby attended her middle school’s talent show as well as participating in the National American Miss, Indiana Jr. Teen Pageant in Indianapolis where she sang and played guitar for the talent competition. She also plays percussion in her school band.
“We love Abby! Developing your soul to come out and be heard through a Daisy Rock Girl Guitar is an amazing process and I absolutely adore watching Abby discover this harmony in her talent,” says Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars.  “Grow, Abby, Grow!  We are here for your journey.”

Check out Abby on her website, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter!