Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday National Results

Congrats to all of our NAM Team Ewing Princess and Jr. Pre-Teen's who received an award during their Red Carpet Awards tonight. The Team Ewing results are below!

National Cover Model - Ciana Patterson from Arizona
National Cover Girl - Jacy Lowrance from Missouri
National Ambassador - Camryn Copeland from Arizona
National Ambassador - Autumn Daras from Missouri
Golden Acheivement in Service - Caroline Cook from Missouri
NAM Alumni Association Scholarship 3rd Runner Up - Caroline Cook from Missouri
Runway Model Top 10 - Zoephia Decker-Knealing from Arizona
Fashion Model 3rd Runner Up - Zoephia Decker-Knealing from Arizona
Top Model Winner - Shyla Stone from Missouri
Top Model 1st Runner Up - Ella Wallenfang from WI
Top Model 2nd Runner Up - Zoephia Decker-Knealing from Arizona
Talent 1st Runner Up - Ella Wallenfang from Wisconsin
Talent 2nd Runner Up - Suriya Xiong from Minnesota
Talent 3rd Runner Up - Zoephia Decker-Knealing from Arizona
Spokesmodel Winner - Zoephia Decker-Knealing from Arizona
Casual Wear Modeling Winner - Zoephia Decker-Knealing from Arizona
Actress 2nd Runner Up - Zoephia Decker-Knealing from Arizona
Actress 3rd Runner Up - Caroline Cook from Missouri
Photogenic 4th Runner Up - Nikita Staskus from Utah
Best Resume Winner - Zoephia Decker-Knealing from Arizona
Best Resume 1st Runner Up - Caroline Cook from Missouri
Best Resume 3rd Runner Up - Ella Wallenfang from Wisconsin
Volunteer Service Winner - Zoephia Decker-Knealing from Arizona
Volunteer Service 1st Runner Up - Caroline Cook from Missouri
Best Thank You Note 2nd Runner Up - Paige Orosco from Minnesota

National Cover Model - Addison Opheim from Iowa
National Cover Girl - Kelsey Amator from Arizona
National Cover Girl - Josie Toro from Nebraska
Runway Model Top 10 - Gabriella Fields from Wisconsin
Fashion Model 4th Runner Up - Hayleigh Ranf from Arizona
Talent Winner - Hayleigh Ranf from Arizona
Spokesmodel 1st Runner Up - Maleena Contreras from Nevada
Spokesmodel 4th Runner Up - Sydnee Byrne from Minnesota
Photogenic 4th Runner Up - Danica Byrne from Minnesota
Most Promising Model 3rd Runner Up - Danica Byrne from Minnesota
Best Resume 3rd Runner Up - Kelsey Amator Arizona
Volunteer Service 4th Runner Up - Addison Opheim from Iowa
Best Thank You Note Winner Kelsey Amator from Arizona
Best Thank You Note 1st Runner Up - Tiernee Harper from Wisconsin

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jillian Wolosek's Journey as a National Jr. Pre-Teen Cover Girl

It seems like only yesterday that I was crowned your 2014-2015 National Jr. Pre-Teen Cover Girl. This has been an exciting year. I have had the opportunity to be involved in several wonderful activities and events.
 My adventure began when I received the 2014 Miss Wisconsin Jr. Pre-Teen Top Model 4th runner up award.  With that title, I had the chance to go to Nationals and embark on a new and exciting path in my pageant experience. 

In getting ready for Nationals, I set my sights on achieving an Advertising title.  With a lot of hard work and many wonderful supporters, I was able to earn the title of National Cover Girl. I was also able to compete for the National All-American Jr. Pre-Teen Queen title.
At Nationals, I met so many new friends from all around the country and had opportunities to experience things only California can provide. Going to Disneyland and on the Hollywood Tour was amazing. Seeing Rodeo Drive, the Walk of Fame, and the actual HOLLYWOOD sign in person was surreal.

Competition at Nationals was intense. Although, I didn’t bring home a National Queen’s title, I did bring home an enhanced sense of confidence and felt proud that I was able to represent our great state of Wisconsin to the best of my ability.
I want thank my family for always supporting my dreams and I want to thank NAM for giving all girls a great way to express themselves and grow to be confident young women. 

Always believe in your dreams and keep reaching for the stars!

All my best,
Jillian Wolosek

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Missouri Pre-Teen at Bowl for Kids Sake

Miss Missouri Pre-Teen, M'racle Bryant-Morgan, volunteered at the Big Brothers Big Sisters "Bowl for Kids Sake". She greeted the participants and was in charge of check in. What a fun time!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Minnesota Jr. Pre-Teen Donates to "Stuff the Bus"

Miss Minnesota Jr. Pre-Teen, Danica Byrne, donated the school supplies from the Community Involvement competition to her local school district. Every year Danica and her family donate school supplies to the "Stuff the Bus" event for the Battle Lake School District, so this year she'll have a whole bunch of supplies to donate to local kids who need a little extra help thanks to the NAM organization! The books will be donated to the Battle Lake School library. If the school already has a copy of any of the donated books they will return it to Danica and she will give them to the non-profit organization "Someplace Safe" which provides services to women and children fleeing from domestic abuse situations.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Minnesota Jr. Teen Awarded the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Miss Minnesota Jr. Teen, Michelle Bergh was awarded the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award for donating over 250 hours of community service in the past year to Susan G. Komen MN. 

Additionally, Michelle has been a top 60 Komen MN (Pink Honor Roll) fundraiser for the past 7 years and is currently their 2015 top fundraiser, having raised nearly $7000 this year.
She is pictured with Komen staff members Denise Blumberg-Tendle, Director of Grants & Education, on her left and Megan Spaulding, Director of Events, on her right.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Miss Missouri Rides in the Rich Hill Parade

Everything at National American Miss is a family event, and that includes parades! Not only did Miss Missouri Princess, Caroline Cook, get to ride in the Rich Hill 4th of July parade, but her little sister got to put on a matching dress and wave as well. Do we have a future NAM girl on our hands?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Iowa Royalty Meet the Governor

NAM queens can get quite a bit done when they have a weekend to spend together, and that holds true for the Iowa state royalty. The girls met up in Des Moines and started their weekend on Thursday with a meeting with the governor and a tour of the capital building.
On Friday they had an interview at a news station in Des Moines, Great Day, and after that they visited the Blank Children's Hospital and donated some supplies.
The girls finished off the weekend with a group photo shoot. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Minnesota Cover Girl in July 4th Parade

There is no better way to spend a holiday than riding in a parade. Miss Minnesota Jr. Pre-Teen Cover Girl, Ezra Chamberlin, enjoyed herself in the July 4th parade in Ely, Minnesota!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Minnesota Queens Wave in the Rose Parade

On June 29th, Minnesota Princess, Bailey Tapia, Pre-Teen, Marysa Loomis, Jr. Teen, Michelle Bergh, and Miss, Lexie Ozerov, participated in the Rose Parade in Roseville, MN. Just before their unit was about to enter the parade, a big storm came through, causing the parade participants to take shelter in the Roseville Area High School for an hour. Once the storm passed, they were back on the truck, ready to wave to all of the parade goers.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Missouri Queens Donate Community Involvement Items

We always love seeing where the new queens decide to donate their portion of the books and school supplies from the Community Involvement competition. Some of the Missouri queens donated some of their collected school supplies and books to the Division of Family Services. The items donated by Princess Caroline Cook, Pre-Teen M'Racle Bryant-Morgan, and Jr. Teen Tiffany Brown will be given to children in Foster Care in Kansas City.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Iowa Jr. Teen Meets Actor Brandon Routh

All-American Jr. Teen contestant, Jordan George, had the pleasure of meeting "Superman Returns" and "Arrow" actor, Brandon Routh at the Produce Iowa Event in Des Moines on June 12, 2015. Routh grew up in Norwalk and was back in the Des Moines Metroplitan area for Comicon.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Nevada Cover Girl Feeds Zoo Animals

Veronica Beauchamp, 2015 Miss Nevada Junior Teen Cover Girl, heard that the non-profit Roos N More Zoo was running critically low on food for their animals. So, Veronica jumped into action and went around to local grocery stores as well as throughout her own neighborhood and collected donations of bananas, grapes, romaine lettuce, carrots,and other produce donations. She managed to gather a grand total of 80 1/2 pounds of produce! Veronica Beauchamp and her family then drove to Moapa, Nevada to personally deliver the food and help feed the animals at Roos N More Zoo! Veronica is currently assisting the set up of several more food drives and events for assisting the non-profit zoo by bringing in food for their animals!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Iowa Princess Donates School Supplies

2015 Iowa Princess, Lilly Glandon, visited her local Keokuk County Head Start and handed out some of the Community Involvement books, coloring books, and crayons to all of the kids. Head Start promotes school readiness for children under 5 for low-income families through education, health, social and other services. The kids were so excited to get these things to take home with them and Lilly enjoyed giving back to her first pre-school.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Minnesota Jr. Teen Portrays "Elsa"

2015 Minnesota Jr. Teen, Michelle Bergh, volunteered as "Elsa" at a fundraiser for a young man who was critically injured in an auto accident. The event was held at the VFW in Roseville and brought in over $29,000. Here the Snow Queen poses with a fan!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Miss Amazing on the Meredith Vieira Show

Former NAM girl, Jordan Somer attended the Meredith Vieira Show today thinking she was participating in an interview about the Miss Amazing Pageant, but she got quite the surprise! Watch this great video and support the Miss Amazing Pageant's goal of making a presence in all 50 states!!!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Arizona Queens Donate Books and Supplies to Pajama Program

As part of the community service requirement for 2015 Arizona Princess, Zoephia Decker-Knealing, to attend NAM Nationals in 2013 as an All-American contestant, she started a new PJ & Book drive for kids in need for Pajama Program. In her first drive, she collected around 500 items, including cash. Zoephia was inspired and wanted to do more, so along side her home, she started a foundation, and called it Zoephia Foundation (Zoephia’s name means bringer of light and wisdom). They focus on literacy projects like reading at shelters but Zoephia also reads and volunteers in the lower grades at her school. They also do used magazine drives for shelters and continue to support Pajama Program with their annual pajama and book drive every fall. They have also been working on a PJ & Book Fun Run. Thus far, Zoephia and her mom have donated 1000 items, including cash to Pajama Program and are one of their largest supporters in Arizona. Last year, Zoephia received an award and a personal phone call & email from the Founder & President of Pajama Program, Genevieve Piturro.
 On Tuesday, August 4th, Zoephia invited the other Arizona queens to participate with her at Read-to-Me. UMOM Read-to-Me is a weekly event where volunteers can sign up to read to homeless children serviced by the UMOM New Day shelter after dinner. This time helps kids get much needed reading time and gives their parents time to work on job skills or attend other programs at the shelter. We were also met & joined by Lucia Wheele who is the Arizona Director of Pajama Program. 2015 Arizona Pre-Teen, McKenzi Lindhag, Teen Alondra Mitchell, Jr. Teen Vanessa Strait, and Princess Zoephia & their “momagers” got to read to kids. While there are tables to sit at, volunteers can also sit around the room on blankets and the kids come in after dinner and join the readers. The kids often prefer the blankets. The pic with the table of books are the books the girls were able to hand out for kids to take home. Many of the books are ones donated by the finalists who competed in the Arizona NAM State Pageant. School supplies were also distributed. Kids were able to take home 3 books that evening!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Meet the 2015 Wisconsin Queens!

2015 Miss Wisconsin Princess
Ella Wallenfang
Age: 6
Hometown: Appleton
Hobbies: Allstar Cheerleading and Ice Skating
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Food: Strawberries
Ambition: Compete at the Olympics in ice skating and become an art teacher

2015 Miss Wisconsin Jr. Pre-Teen
Tiernee Harper
Age: 9
Hometown: Menomonie
Hobbies: Dancing and Four-Wheeling
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Wendy's Frosty with French Fries
Ambition: To be a lawyer an adopt a child

2015 Miss Wisconsin Pre-Teen
Shelby Hohneke
Age: 11
Hometown: Hudson
Hobbies: Watching Full House and All-School President
Favorite Subject in School: History
Favorite Food: Easy Mac
Ambition: To attend Juilliard and own her own dance studio

2015 Miss Wisconsin Jr. Teen
Nicole Harrington
Age: 16
Hometown: Winthrop Harbor
Hobbies: Community Service and Singing
Favorite Subject in School: Chemistry
Favorite Food: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Ambition: To be a child psychologist

2015 Miss Wisconsin Teen
Paige Kassner
Age: 17
Hometown: Kewaunee
Hobbies: Competitive Dance and Founder of the Warm Hands and Warm Hearts Project
Favorite Subject in School: Spanish
Favorite Food: Sushi
Ambition: Create and co-own a motivational speaking business with her brother Logan, traveling the US while sharing their story of hope, survival, and resilience.

2015 Miss Wisconsin
Jade Strick
Age: 20
Hometown: De Pere
Hobbies: Directing the Wisconsin Miss Amazing Pageant (for girls & women with disabilities), modeling, and volunteering
Favorite Subject in School: I am a fashion business major, so I love art and fashion classes!
Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese, especially from Panera or Noodles and Company.
Ambition: I am working to become a retail buyer or maybe even own my own store!

2015 Miss Iowa
Larissa Henecke
Age: 20
Hometown: Anamosa
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends
Favorite Subject in School: German
Favorite Food: Pineapple
Ambition: A career as a dental hygienist and oral health advocate.

2015 Miss Wisconsin Pre-Teen Cover Girl
Brandy-Lyn Plummer
Age: 12
Hometown: New Auburn
Hobbies: Collecting porcelain dolls and spending time with her animals
Favorite Subject in School: Social Studies
Favorite Food: Pizza and Spaghetti
Ambition: To be a doctor and help out at care centers

2015 Miss Wisconsin Jr. Teen Cover Girl
Alexandria Uszler
Age: 15
Hometown: Mukwonago
Hobbies: Volunteer at the Humane Society and writing on her blog
Favorite Subject in School: Criminal Justice
Favorite Food: My Aunt's homemade cheesecake
Ambition: To graduate from Marquette University and become a criminal profiler

2015 Miss Wisconsin Teen Cover Girl
Jillian Sesing
Age: 16
Hometown: Fond Du Lac
Hobbies: Running & Modeling
Favorite Subject in School: Criminal Justice
Favorite Food: Hummus
Ambition: To be a marine animal rehabilitator

Saturday, August 15, 2015

2014 Wisconsin Pre-Teen, Helen Kraklow's Farewell

My name is Helen Kraklow and I am the 2014 Miss Wisconsin Pre-Teen Queen.  This year, I have made several appearances which include visiting local schools to donate school supplies, participating in various walks to raise money for the American Heart Association and the Alzheimer's Association, speaking and dancing at a Make-A-Wish Gala and raising over $4000 for the Children's Miracle Network at a silent auction my family and I organize at the annual Milwaukee Autumn Elegance Ballroom Dance Extravaganza.
The highlight of my year so far was my trip to nationals. In November, my entire family flew to California to cheer me on as I represented Wisconsin at the national pageant.
I had a great time meeting my sister queens, making lifetime friends and enjoying visits to Hollywood and Disneyland.  I will treasure memories of that trip forever.
Currently, you will find me in the 8th grade where I love english and art, competitively dance 15 hours a week for the Accent on Dance dance team and spending time with my friends shopping and enjoying sleepovers.
I want to thank Breanne Ewing and the entire WI NAM staff including the choreographers, tech crew and ladies in the boutique. You all work so hard to make WI NAM special. Each and every girl always feels like a winner.
I want to give a special thank you to my parents. Mom and Dad, you support my every dream and I will always love you for that. I have truly enjoyed making the most of every minute I have had, but I can't wait to see who will be the next WI NAM Pre-Teen Queen.
I am Helen Kraklow sending love and best wishes to all of the girls heading to NAM this August!
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