Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nebraska State Finalists, you are WORTH IT!

WHAT A WEEKEND!!!! The Nebraska Pageant was a HUGE success and it was so wonderful to see every participant grow in confidence and skill! A few of my favorite parts of the NAM State Competition are seeing how proud the parents and supporters are as they watch their contestant grace the stage, and the new addition of our "I am Worth It!" Retreat. At every Team Ewing State Pageant this year our Mentors will host this "I am Worth It!" Retreat for each of our age divisions. Our Nebraska State Finalists were all amazing and it was so fun to get to know each and every girl! During the retreat each girl was asked to write a word that describes them on their "I am Worth It!" mirror given to them. I don't want to give away ALL of the fun things we do during this time, but I wanted to post the video featuring all of our Nebraska State Finalists, and show their inspiring smiling faces! Congratulations to all of the ladies on a job well done this past weekend. You were truly amazing, and I can't wait to see all the big things that you will accomplish! 









Friday, March 10, 2017

http://www.namiss.com/iowa/

Iowa Open Calls are coming up FAST, and we are SO excited! These Open Call Sessions are free to attend and the first step in the National American Miss experience. 

You can become a part of the #1 Pageant in the World! Register today to attend a Miss Iowa Open Call to find out how NAM can help you achieve your goals and gain self-confidence...and how you can take home your share of $1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes...including a BRAND NEW FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE!! 

Our National American Miss Mentors and I can not wait to meet all the beautiful young ladies from across the great state of Iowa! Below are the date and location options!


Register at http://www.namiss.com/iowa/ and use Invitation Number: BLOG



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Miss MN Jr Teen Opens Threads for Teens Boutique

It was five years ago that the wheels started turning on a project that now consumes your current Miss Minnesota Junior Teen Grace Myler. At the ripe age of 15, she (with the help of her mother) will open a new {free} clothing boutique for teenage girls.

Photo Credit: Brittany Link Photography

Threads for Teens was started by a California girl whose mission has now expanded to serve teens throughout the country. Grace reached out to the organization five years ago, wanting to be a part of it. Years later, she became one of four teens selected from throughout the country to begin the process of opening up a pop-up boutique. “I am now very proud to say that we have had six pop-up events and have provided new outfits to close to 100 girls in Minnesota,” said Myler.

Photo Credit: Brittany Link Photogrpahy
Grace will now bring her mission to Shakopee, Minnesota. “I’ve lived in Shakopee all my life, so naturally this is the community I want to invest my time,” said Myler. “The timing was perfect and it’s incredible how it all has come together.” Myler will set up shop in donated space at the Shakopee Public Schools District Office. “We are going to do great things out of that space,” she said.

Threads for Teens serves girls ages 13-21 who are in foster care, at risk, in homeless situations or come from low-income families. The girls can be nominated to participate in the program by adults. The nominating adult will fill out paperwork and then once completed, Threads for Teens will contact that adult and set up an appointment. All visits to the boutique are by appointment only.


To celebrate the new venture, on Friday, March 10th, Threads for Teens will host an open house from 2-7 p.m. at their location inside the Shakopee Public Schools District Office (1200 Town Square in Shakopee, next to the Dollar General). To learn more, see below, or contact Grace or her mother Katie at 952-564-0705.






Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Former Miss Utah JPT Featured on Magazine Cover


Miah Green, who was your beautiful Miss Utah Jr. Pre-Teen 2014, has been keeping busy since her reign! Miah was featured on the cover of the February issue of The Beauty Battalion, a magazine that provides "a refreshing approach to the industry... Real People. Real Beauty." In addition to the Cover, Miah got a full 12 page spread (aka my dream) that highlights her amazing accomplishments as an actress, model, aerial artist, and most importantly, humanitarian! 

Miah was featured as this months "True Beauty Award Winner" and she deserves it for so many reasons! She of course is a beautiful young lady on the outside, but it's what's inside her heart that truly makes her shine! As a National American Miss girl, Miah has embodied what it is to be a positive role model. 





"Not only does Miah help those in need, her non-profit organization, Caring Crowns 4 a Cause, has helped numerous girls earn the Presidential Volunteer Service Award by providing service opportunities," the magazine says.

WOW! What an inspiration. We love to see our NAM girls not only giving back to their community, but supporting other girls to do the same! We could not be more proud of Miah! 


Click here to check out the full issue!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Miss MO Pre-Teen Serves as Volunteer for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


Miss Missouri Pre-Teen Abbie Mueller joined volunteers in the fight against Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes before heading to the National Pageant in November. She greeted participants in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk To End Type One in St. Louis, Missouri. Abbie met walkers of all ages, especially T1D patients who wore blue bandanas, by welcoming them to the event and encouraging them to stay after the walk for the post-event party. 

She also greeted walkers at the finish line with celebration bells and directed them to the party.  Event coordinators advised that the volunteer efforts helped to direct over 20,000 participants to the party, a significant increase from last year’s attendance.  One of Abbie’s friends and walk participant Ashley (who also happens to be a former NAM competitor) is a T1 diabetic who wears a continuous blood glucose monitor, so Abbie has learned much about the daily efforts that go into the management of T1D.  Enjoy these photos of Abbie in action at the event!






Wednesday, February 8, 2017

http://www.namiss.com/arizona

Arizona Open Calls are just around the corner!  These Open Call Sessions are free to attend and the first step in the National American Miss experience. 

You can become a part of the #1 Pageant in the World! Register today to attend a Miss Arizona Open Call to find out how NAM can help you achieve your goals and gain self-confidence...and how you can take home your share of $1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes...including a BRAND NEW FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE!! 

Our National American Miss Mentors and I can not wait to meet all the beautiful young ladies from sunny Arizona! Below are the date and location options!

Register at http://www.namiss.com/arizona/ and use Invitation Number: BLOG


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

www.namiss.com/missouri

We can't believe it's already time for our Missouri Open Calls! Our Mentors are ready and excited to meet each and every young lady who comes to learn about National American Miss. You can become a part of the #1 Pageant in the World! Register today to attend a Miss Missouri Open Call to find out how NAM can help you achieve your goals and gain self-confidence...and how you can take home your share of $1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes...including a BRAND NEW FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE!! 

Register at www.namiss.com/Missouri and use Invitation Number: BLOG

 We look forward to meeting you sassy girls in Missouri! 



Maci Williams hosts Beyond Limits Field Days

Maci Williams, our Miss Wisconsin Jr. Pre-Teen has been finding many ways to volunteering throughout her year. Her platform is helping kids with special needs. She has been setting up all sorts of activities, and in the fall she hosted one of her many events called Beyond Limits Field Days. This time they set up games, relays, and field day activities. All of the kids and volunteers played together and when the kids were done with all the stations they got a prize.  Here are some great pictures of the event and all the fun they had! 










Friday, February 3, 2017

Iowa Royalty Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House


Some of our beautiful Iowa Royalty had a blast helping out at the Ronald McDonald house in Des Moines. Miss Iowa Pre-Teen Mya Chup, Miss Iowa Jr. Pre-Teen Charlotte Lange, and Miss Iowa Jr. Pre-Teen Cover Girl Zyrianna Cerna-Koehrsen helped sort approximately 10 garbage bags full of pop tabs, which will later be turned in to earn money for the Ronald McDonald House. These Sister Queens have been doing such an amazing job finding ways to get together and give back to their community, and have LOTS of fun doing it! Way to go!