Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Broadcast of NAM Nationals Starts Wednesday

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, November 26th for the first of many National American Miss National broadcasts! Below is the full schedule in case you want to plan your week, set an alarm and cook your Turkey around these times! The overall competitions kick off tomorrow with all Princess and Jr. Pre-Teen formal wears as well as their Red Carpet Awards when we find out Optional Winners! Go to namiss.com and click the U-Stream link to be directly connected to the broadcast.

National Finals Broadcast Schedule
All times are Pacific Standard Time
Wednesday, Nov. 26
9:00am - Princess State Queens: Formal Wear
10:00am - Princess All-American: Formal Wear
11:30am - Jr. Pre-Teen State Queens: Formal Wear
12:30pm - Jr. Pre-Teen All-American: Formal Wear
6:30pm - Princess: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
8:15pm - Jr. Pre-Teen: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

Thursday, Nov.27
8:15am - Pre-Teen State Queens: Formal Wear
9:00am - Pre-Teen All-American: Formal Wear
10:30am - Jr. Teen State Queens: Formal Wear
11:15am - Jr. Teen All-American: Formal Wear
3:30pm - Car Drawing!!!

Friday, Nov. 28
8:00am - Pre-Teen: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
12:45pm - Princess All-American: Pageant Finale
3:15pm - Jr. Pre-Teen All-American: Pageant Finale
6:00pm - Princess State Queens: Pageant Finale
8:30pm - Jr. Pre-Teen State Queens: Pageant Finale

Saturday, Nov. 29
8:00am - Miss All-American & State Queens: Formal Wear
9:15am - Teen State Queens: Formal Wear
10:00am - Teen All-American: Formal Wear
12:00pm - Pre-Teen All-American: Pageant Finale
2:30pm - Pre-Teen State Queens: Pageant Finale
5:00pm - Jr. Teen: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
7:00pm - Teen: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
9:00pm - Miss: Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

Sunday, Nov. 30
10:30am - Miss All-American & State Queens: Pageant Finale
1:15pm - Jr. Teen All-American: Pageant Finale
3:30pm - Teen All-American: Pageant Finale
6:00pm - Jr. Teen State Queens: Pageant Finale
8:15pm - Teen State Queens: Pageant Finale

Sunday, November 23, 2014

NAM Nationals starts with a bang!

I woke up this morning with my FaceBook news feed FLOODED with NAM Nationals pictures, and it's only day 2! It is so wonderful that all of theses amazing Princess and Jr. Pre-Teen representatives are sharing the fun with us. Although I enjoyed seeing all of the photos my absolute favorite pictures so far are from the NAM 70s Party. Holy smokes! It just puts a huge smile on my face to see all of these cuties having the time of their lives! I have collected some of the greatest photos to make sure you didn't miss any of the excitement.

The Princesses have their day at Disneyland today so you KNOW there will be cuteness overload coming! The Jr. Pre-Teens get right to work with Optional Contests, Rehearsals and the Actress Workshop today AND the Pre-Teens arrive today!!! Keep checking back for updates and photos to share the fun! #NamTeamEwing

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Zoephia Decker-Knealing Leads the Charge with the Pajama Program

NAM girls are definitely the best!  We are so proud of Zoephia Decker-Knealing, Arizona Princess 2nd Runner Up, for her work with the Pajama Program.  Zoephia even received a call and a letter from the head of the Pajama Program, Genevieve Pitturo, to thank her for all her good work these past 2 years. The letter was so sweet stating "We need you on our staff in NYC" and referring to her as a special individual and an angel for the children who need help. 

Last year, Zoephia collected over 200 new books and 200 new pajamas for AZ kids in need.  Because of her success and it’s inspiration, Zoephia started her own foundation (Zoephia Foundation—her name means bringer of light and wisdom), which promotes literacy.  She is continuing to support Pajama Program but has expanded her efforts in both donation size and the number of events, as well as doing peer reading in her school’s kindergarten.  Zoephia just finished the fall drive for pajamas and books at school, with October marking the start of the “Danger Season” for kids in need who could use a warm pair of pajamas.   She's hoping donations will top last year with 300 new pajamas and 300 new books going to kids in need.  She is also planning a used magazine drive in February for local shelters and a fun run in April to collect more pajamas and books for Pajama Program.  
If you would like to follow Zoephia and her foundation visit http://zoephia.com/foundation/
Below are pictures of the Learn to Skate Pajama Week Zoephia coordinated at the Scottsdale Ice Den where she skates along with QI Montessori, Verve Studios, Dancer’s Domain and North Valley Gymnastics.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Arizona Teen Cover Girl "Relays" for Family Members

Relay for Life is an important program that touches so many lives, one of those being the 2014 Arizona Teen Cover Girl, Ashley Barraza, who relays for Richard.  This really hits home for Ashley because she has lost two family members and has one currently sick. One of her family members died 16 days after she was able to help out at this event, where she interacted with people and talked with survivors. They also did a Luminaria Remebrance at night.

Ashley dressed as a super hero and posed with Tony Couch, the organizer of event.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Arizona Jr. Pre-Teen Queens Compete in a Simon Says Challenge

These fun queens participated in a Simon Says challenge at the annual Fall Festival at Sunnyside Community Center. 2014 Arizona Jr. Pre-Teen, Presley Kern, and 2013 Arizona Jr. Pre-Teen, Mariah Hall, beat out about 10 other kids and are the last two left standing! In the end, it was tiring, they both won! Lol! Enjoy this fantastic video!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dani Mixer Helps Raise Money for Juvenile Diabetes Research

Your National American Miss Arizona Jr Pre-teen Cover Girl, Dani Mixer, has been participating in the walk benefiting the Southern Arizona Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since she was an infant. It is a cause near and dear to her heart. Her uncle was diagnosed with the disease when he was seven years old. When a close friend of hers was diagnosed three years ago, she became an avid supporter of the cause. Again this year, Dani joined Jairus Walkers' Walkers and raised $130 towards finding a cure. Keep up the good work Dani!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Brianna Lewis Hosts Walk-A-Thon

Brianna Lewis, Miss Illinois Pre-Teen, made an appearance at the 11th annual Homewood Christian Academy Walk-A-Thon held on October 18th. She was asked to do the honors of being the official announcer of the start of the walk and then took time to walk 1.5 miles with some of the other participants. She was also thrilled to be able to tell lots of girls and moms about National American Miss and how they can be involved next year. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rylee White Attends Lincoln County Medical Center Pumpkin Party

Rylee White, your National American Miss Missouri Princess spent the day at the Lincoln County Medical Center Pumpkin Party. She got to appear in her crown and banner as an honored guest at the event. Rylee got to partake in many fun fall festivities. Her favorites were decorating pumpkins, getting balloon animals, and eating caramel apples with apple cider. She loved meeting new people at the event. She even got to meet with some of the doctors from the medical center. 

The Lincoln County Medical Center celebrates the season with a Pumpkin Patch Party every year. Children are free to attend and its a fun way to bring the community together! They have pumpkin decorating, halloween safety tips, face painting, bounce houses, and lots more available at the event. We are so happy Rylee was able to make an appearance and share her pictures of this awesome day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Brianna Jackson at Taste of Thornton Event

Brianna Jackson your National American Miss Illinois Jr. Teen Cover Girl is continuing to make a difference in her community! It seems every week she has a new event or appearance to make her home state a better place. This time Brianna participated in the Taste of Thornton event. The Thornton Township is the largest township in Illinois. This event was for the great people of the community to come together for some fun, food and entertainment promoting family bonding. Brianna helped out watching kids ages 2-10 at a special children's princess and superhero breakfast. Check out the photos below!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Helen Kraklow Raising Money for Children's Miracle Network

Helen Kraklow, your National American Miss Wisconsin Preteen Queen, is a very talented dancer. She often uses her gift of dance at events to help raise money for important causes that are close to her heart. This time Helen was featured as a dancer at Milwaukee's annual Autumn Elegance Ballroom Event! In addition to performing at the event Helen worked hard in charge of the silent auction where 100% of the proceeds went to the Children's Miracle Network. The auction hit the $2,000 mark! Way to go Helen!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Maryn White Selected for Prestigious Center for Disease Control Program

One week after being crowned National American Miss Missouri Jr. Teen, Maryn White was off to Atlanta, Georgia, for summer camp at the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  Maryn was one of 18 middle school students from across the country selected for this prestigious program. She studied infectious diseases, including Ebola, and various public health scenarios. She played the role of an epidemiologist and learned how to calculate outbreaks, treat patients with various levels of quarantined care, and lead news conferences to inform the general public of a possible outbreak. All the places that we are seeing in the news today are places Maryn explored during her camp experience. The camp concluded with the campers presenting CDC personnel with their findings. This time at the CDC helped solidify her desire to become a doctor, and possibly work with the CDC one day. WOW!!! What an incredible experience for Maryn!!! We are so proud to have such a driven and intelligent young lady representing the great state of Missouri and NAM!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Illinois Queens Come Together for HUGE Cancer Support Center Event

Recently, the National American Miss Illinois Royalty were asked to coordinate a Kids Zone at the Cancer Support Center's Fall Walk of Hope held on October 5, 2014. Together the royal families combined their talents and donated items to create goody bags, games, and activities for the 100+ kids who would participate in this wonderful event. Throughout the day, the NAM girls were announced as special guests and met many adoring fans who complimented them on their positive attitudes and great work ethic.  Kids, and even some of the older participants, enjoyed a face-painting station, a nail art station, playing the Bozo game, getting autographs, receiving free goody bags, and even hearing about and signing up for more information about National American Miss.  Needless to say, the Illinois royalty proved to be true role models, and great representatives of the greatest pageant system in the country! Take a look at these amazing photos from the event!

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