Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Former National American Miss Maryland Featured on the Cover of Action Line Magazine

 Your former NAMiss Maryland Princess & Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Nya Vasquez was featured in an article  as well as on the cover of Action Line magazine! Action Line Magazine is a teacher's magazine printed in Maryland.  This months cover story is about ways to prevent bullying in schools. As we always say, it's so COOL to see where NAM girls are making a difference in their communities. 

Bullying has become such a popular platform for girls and a hot topic amongst educators and parents in the past 5 years.  I am always proud to see NAM girls out making a big impact in this area.  My personal belief is that a good dose of self-confidence and a support system made up of true friends is the best defense against bullying.  Girls that know who they are and are not just comfortable with themselves but PROUD to be the way they are, just exactly the way they are, have the foundation to better deal with any bullying situation.  Combine that with true friends that feel the same and you're no match for a bully. 

If there was ever a better answer to the question, "why should I participate in a National American Miss  pageant?"  Isn't that the best answer?!  Making friends and gaining the confidence through actions in your own abilities by being on stage for NAM competitions and experiencing the workshop, rehearsals, and friendship building parties.  I love what NAM is doing for girls and am so PROUD of girls like Nya in Maryland and others around the country like Jordan Fowler out in California or Amanda Moreno out in Georgia just to name a few. 

Keep it up NAM girls!  See you at the Open Calls happening now and looking forward to the pageants this summer!

You can view the entire article in Action Line Magazine online at:

Originally posted by  Megan and Brian Cournoyer.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Former National American Miss Illinois Queen Featured in Pandora Jewelry Commercial

The former National American Miss Illinois Teen Lynzi Misuraca was recently featured in A Pandora Jewelry Christmas Commercial. Check out the video by clicking the link below! Way to go Lynzi!

pandora christmas commercial

Saturday, February 16, 2013

National American Miss California featured in New Kia Car Commercial

You've probably seen this commercial already and not even realized that your very own National American Miss California Pre-Teen, Ariana Guido is one of the girls seen in the back seat of the car!  Check the video out below! While Ariana has been in quite a few commercials, this is the first one played nationally. Way to go Ariana! Can't wait to see more of this fabulous young lady in the future!

It's always fun seeing where NAM girls pop up.  :-)
Keep up with Ariana on her official pages below!


Twitter:  @thearianaguido


Monday, February 11, 2013

NAM Minnesota Queens Help Give the Gift of Music to Children in Need

On February 9th and 10th, Our reigning Miss Minnesota, Brittany Link, along with our reigning Miss Minnesota Pre-teen, Michelle Bergh, volunteered for the MusicLink Playathon at the Mall of America to help benefit the MusicLink Foundation. The MusicLink Foundation strives to give children in financial distress the chance to receive music lessons at an affordable cost. 

NAM Minnesota Queens Give the Gift of Music to Children in Need
NAM Minnesota Queens Michelle Bergh
and Brittany Link volunteer for MusicLink

The MusicLink foundation reaches out to low-income families by linking students in need with professional music teachers who willingly reduce their fees by at least half to make the lessons more affordable for the students. The proceeds from the weekend will benefit local Minnesota children in need.

The MusicLink Playathon was sponsored by Minnesota Music Teachers Association and Schmitt Music. At the event, volunteers performed at Nordstrom Court in the Mall of America to raise funds for the MusicLink Foundation. 

People of all ages performed throughout the weekend, demonstrating various types of musical talent-- from Piano, to vocals, and even guitar! NAM’s own Minnesota Pre-teen Queen, Michelle Bergh, performed a vocal number to showcase her love of music and to help provide the gift of music to children who may otherwise be unable to afford it. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

NAM Wisconsin Pre-teen Queen Gives Back to her Milwaukee Community

The reigning National American Miss Wisconsin Pre-teen Queen, Evelyn Kraklow, has been busy giving back to her Milwaukee community. Evelyn has been spending her time volunteering at the AGAPE Center in Milwaukee.

The AGAPE Center is a leading non-profit organization has been serving the northwest side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Agape Community Center’s mission states: “: In the spirit of compassion and social justice, Agape Community Center is committed to building community with Northwest Milwaukee neighborhoods so everyone can thrive.”

The Agape Center offers many services including community meal programs, child and family development programs, and several other supportive services to local residents.

Evelyn Kraklow has been helping this long-standing community center to achieve their mission, by serving meals to the needy. Evelyn has become a whiz at serving her community, serving meals to over 100 people in just under an hour! 

NAM Pre-teen Evelyn Kraklow Gives Back to her Milwaukee Community

Saturday, February 2, 2013

AZ Royalty Donate Books and Bears, Volunteer for a Worthy Cause

As many of you know, NAM's four overall competitions at the state level include Formal Wear, Personal Introduction, Interview, and Community Involvement. The Community Involvement portion of the competition makes up 10% of each state finalist's overall score. Then, whoever becomes the new state queen (in each age division) chooses a charity to work with throughout the year where all of these books and bears are to be donated. Our National American Miss Arizona Queens have been busy donating their books and bears in recent months. 

Our National American Miss Arizona Royalty have been busy in recent months. Just recently, they donated their books and bears to The New Life Center, known for helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Our Arizona Royalty felt this was an outstanding organization to donate their books and bears to!

NAM Queens donate books and bears to The New Life Center
Reigning NAM Arizona Queens donate their books and bears to The New Life Center.

Aside from donating their books and bears to The New Life Center,  Giavonna Donati and Gabby Arcilla have been spending their time volunteering for Feed My Starving Children. Giavonna is the reigning National American Miss Arizona Junior Pre-teen, and Gabby is the reigning National American Miss Arizona Pre-teen.

AZ NAM Queens volunteer for Feed My Starving Children
Giavonna Donati and Gabby Arcilla volunteer for Feed My Starving Children.