Saturday, August 21, 2010
She placed 1st runner up at nationals and made minnesota proud this year, but now its time to say farewell to Morgan Clarkson.
It's hard to believe that my dream has come to an end.
I have grown more this year, than I have in the past 16 years of my life. I learned how to accept things graciously, I learned to value people for who they are, and I learned how one person can affect you so much. On May 15th, I lost my best friend, Maryah Tift, to cancer. Nothing can prepare you for that. NAM, and the friends I've made through the organization were so great to me, and I could never thank them enough. It is rare to have an amazing group of people to fall back on when you need it.
I would like to personally thank the Maples, for being the best directors' a girl could ask for. Your continued support and hugs for the past six years are amazing. To Miss Kelly Maples, thank you for being the first one to welcome me into the NAM FAM and never letting me feel left out of it. Miss Breezy Bre Maples, thanks for the laughs and peptalks. To Momma Ash, Joshiee and Mia, you are truly the pageant dream team, no girl would ever want to be without such an amazing team. To the Freitags, the Misuracas and the Fosco's, the Willis', Barnes',the Merriweather's, the Kassner's, the Sauer's, and Knowles' family - you have been amazing extended families and your daughters hold extremely special places in my heart. To my sister queens, I have shared so many laughs, tears and memories with you all.
My family has been incredible this year, througout all of the hospitiliazations, trips to Indiana, and Thanksgivings' I have missed, you're an unbeatable team with an unstoppable dream, I love you all. To my mom, no matter the cost, nothing compares to your love and support that costs not a penny. I love you so much. And finally, Maryah, my best friend - without you, this year would have had no purpose, this and everything that is to follow is for you. I miss you more than words could say, and I know that you are with me. I luhh you <3 class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1282413117_3" style="color: rgb(54, 99, 136); border-bottom-style: dotted; border-bottom-width: 2px; border-bottom-color: rgb(54, 99, 136); cursor: pointer; ">13:13
For the last time, I am your 2009-2010 National American Junior Teen, Morgan Clarkson
Monday, August 9, 2010
National American Miss state director graces cover of Pageantry Magazine and takes us inside her journey as a correspondent for Inside Edition
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I can't believe one year ago on this very stage I was crowned your Jr.Pre Teen Cover Girl. It has been an honor representing the state of Missouri.
During my year I've had many opportunities, such as; participating in parades, meeting some of our local State Representatives with my sister queens, donating the books and bears to Shriners Hospital and Families of Kids With Cancer, traveling to other state pageants, and I even got to meet some of the St.Louis Rams!
My first visiting royalty pageant was Illinois where I met alot of new friends and met up with some old friends. Then we traveled to Iowa to see my close friend Merrill give up her crown. Merrill we will always be sister queens.
One thing you will do this weekend is make lots of friends, but what I didn't realize 4 years ago on pageant weekend was that I was going to meet my best friend Kaitlyn. We have so much fun together swimming, sleepovers, and making smores late at night. Kaitlyn your the best!
I would like to thank my sister queens for an amazing year we had together. Thanks to the entire NAM staff, I appreciate all your hard work and dedication. Breanne Maples, thanks for always being there with a smile and making all of us laugh, and oh yeah I LOOK GOOD! A special thanks to mama Sears for always being there to help, too.
To my family and friends I love you and thanks for all your support. The biggest thanks goes to my mom, dad, and brother for always taking me where I need to go and paying for it, and supporting me in my dreams. Thanks to Lindsay my pageant helper I love you all.
To all the contestants here this weekend have fun and take in every moment because it will go by fast. Always remember a dream is as big as you dream it!
For the last time this is your 2009 Missouri Jr.Pre Teen Cover Girl,