August 30, 2013

Miss Indiana and a PILE of school supplies!

Part of being a NAM Queen is getting out and making a difference in your local community.  Here's a great pic of Miss Indiana, Bailey Jaclyn Perez, getting ready to go out and delivery needed school supplies to her community!  Go girl!  #NAMIndy

IN PT Delivering School Supplies

August 28, 2013

NAMiss California - Monique Sheps

NAMily - your Miss California Jr. Teen, Monique Sheps, has already been out keeping busy.  Here's a picture of her at the 5K to raise awareness for breast cancer with the American Cancer Society:  @americancancer

She also took part in the "Buck a Stuff" drive at school and even volunteered on her birthday at a local animal shelter for "Big Sunday".

The crown and banner opens doors, it's up to you to step through.  Nice work Monique!

8-28-13 CA JT Monique Sheps American Cancer Society
Miss California - Monique Sheps and the American Cancer Society

August 27, 2013

Miss California and the Los Angeles Mission

NAMiss California Jr. Pre-Teen, Valerie Estrada, spend the day volunteering with the Los Angeles Mission.  Nice work Valerie!

Visit to learn more about the organization - the website says "the Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need.  God uses the Los Angeles Mission as a powerful tool to bring about change in lives devastated by substance abuse and poor lifestyle choices"

Our hope through the National American Miss organization is that we can support other organizations like the LA Mission and make a change in our local communities.  Here are some picks from the NAM Flickr feed of Valerie's day with the mission:

8-27-13 Miss CA and the LA Mission8-27-13 CA JP Valerie Estrada with Steve Ruppe PR Director for LA Mission8-27-13 CA JP Valerie Estrada donating toys to the LA Mission8-27-13 CA JP Valerie Estrada donating toys

August 25, 2013

A Message from your NAM State Director

We are so excited for all of the State Finalists from this years National American Miss Pageants.  It's time to start getting ready for Nationals, here's a quick message to our girls!  Keep in touch!

August 24, 2013

NAMiss Indiana & the Hamilton Co Humane Society

Accompanied by her rescue dog, Miss Indiana Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, Olivia Keith, shares the joys of saving and adopting a dog with other kids at the Hamilton County Humane Society's Woofstock event.

IN JP Rescue Dog

Great e-mail from a NAM family

We love what we do here at NAM and just love getting feedback from our families. I wanted to share a great e-mail I just received from the mother of our former Miss Arizona Princess Queen who currently lives in California. Thanks for being a part of the NAM Family!

"Hi! We just wanted to share some news about our daughter. She has been participating with NAM since 2006. She was you Arizona Princess in 2007-2008 and recently 2nd runner up for Southern California Jr. Preteen.

We relocated to California after Jazmine started taking an interest in acting in modeling. In 2006, after she competed with NAM she used one of her prizes to take some classes at a local John Robert Powers. About a month into her classes she was chosen to attend the IPOP convention in Las Vegas, while we were there she met with a number of large agencies for acting and modeling. Shortly after she signed with Abrams Artists for acting and Ford Models. Without NAM Jazmine would have never had the confidence at 5 years old to go in front of these agencies, let alone the casting directors she sees regularly. We relocated to California in March of 2008 and since then Jazmine has been on Monk, My Name is Earl, Eastwick, Worst Week and has done print work for companies like BMW and Target.

Jazmine has not only acceled in her “career” but has also became an upstanding citizen through her acts of community service. Before we left Arizona she was awarded the Humane Society Hero of the year award by the Arizona Humane Society for contributing the single largest donation they had ever seen. Jazmine would spend her weekends outside of our local pet store and pass out wish lists for the Humane Society, she would then collect the donations and turn them into the Humane Society. Jazmine still donates much of her free time to local charities and shelters.

We love being part of the NAM family and our 4 year old daughter will begin competing with her sister next year! The experience and friends made are amazing! Thank you for everything you do for all of the young girls that have been part of the NAM family.

Sonya and Shane"

Juniors Volleyball Coach Community Involvement!!

Name of Organization or Cause *
Juniors Volleyball Coach
KahleeSmith* - National American Miss Florida Teen
Total Time Served* - 25 hours

I have played volleyball for almost ten years and I love to hand my passion down to those who are younger and see them strive toward becoming aamazing players. I have coached for summer leagues and middle school teams, as well as participated in fundraising activities. I have so much fun with the girls, especially in being their role model as a player and individual in society. With coaching I am able to spread my love of the game to others as well as continue playing. Growing up, I learned through volleyball my own qualities of determination, confidence, poise, self-discipline, and sportsman like conduct. These are qualities that I instill into my girls on the court.

NAM Queen's CHALLENGE to participate in Earth Hour

Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30PM - 9:30PM is Earth Hour.  That means people are encouraged all over the world to turn off their lights and use natural forms of light for the hour.  Your reigning NAMiss Florida is challenging everyone in the NAM family to participate.  She made a quick video to explain - check it out: