December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year NAMily!!

~Brian & Megan Cournoyer
State Directors


December 28, 2012

Get ready for 2013

It's the last Friday before the New Year!  Are you ready for 2013?  We sure are here at NAM; all of next years pageant dates are finalized and posted online at www.namiss.com/findyourstate.  I will add a link to each of the states here on the blog later today for reference.

Our final state to finalize this year was the Southern California show.  If you are a CA girl, make sure and take a look because we changed the date as well as the location.  We are now at the end of June at the Hilton in Costa Mesa.  There were just too many other groups at the Anaheim Marriott on the same weekend as the pageant, it would have been too crazy and families would have had trouble getting a hotel room at the discounted rates.

For our returning girls, you should have all received your special offers for 2013 by now.  We will be starting open calls in January so if you would like to attend one, please e-mail your director.

This is always one of my favorite times in the pageant season because we don't have a lot of new girls signing up yet and it gives me a chance to catch up with our returning contestants.  It's always exciting to see where life has taken the amazing girls in our NAMily.

Fun pics for the day;  Steve Drury is a photographer out in CA that takes some really great pageant pics.  He posted a few new ones of last years Miss California Olivia Jensen.  Here's a sample but you can see them all on his site or on our Flickr feed: (my favorite is the one in the purple!)


NAMiss California Olivia Jensen recentNAMiss California Olivia Jensen rock starNAMiss California Olivia Jensen competing in TalentNAMiss California Olivia Jensen casual outfitNAMiss California Olivia Jensen 2011

December 27, 2012

NAM Girls Volunteer for the Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our NAM Families across the country.  I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season.

Many of our NAM Queens have been out volunteering over the Holidays.  That's such a great part of NAM to see these girls out giving back to their communities.  These events are not required for the girls and are not set up by their NAM offices; the girls put these together themselves because they love getting involved.

Here are a few pictures I rounded up this morning:

NAMiss Washington Brooklyn Hodge Veteran's Hospital NAMiss Washington Brooklyn Hodge volunteering her time on Christmas Eve at the Spokane Veteran's Hospital.
  NAMiss California singing Chirstmas Carols to the Elderly NAMiss California Athenna Michaels singing Christmas Carols to the elderly at The Carlton Plaza
  NAMiss California Girls volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club in Anaheim NAMiss California Queens Danielle Walker and Amanda Starrantino volunteered their time at the Anaheim Boys and Girls Club and helped serve spaghetti dinner.