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!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Brianna Jackson Meets the Mayor and Volunteers to Make a Difference

Brianna Jackson, your National American Miss Illinois Jr. Teen Cover Girl has been busy volunteering and meeting with her government officials since being crowned in August. Below are a few pictures chronicling her experiences! The first picture is Brianna meeting with the Lansing Mayor, Norm Abbott, where she spoke about issues near and dear to her heart. The last picture is of Brianna delivering supplies to the Lansing Food Pantry. Way to go to Brianna! We love seeing her use her title to make a true difference in her community!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Julissa Clarke Attendes Special Pre-Opening of Chicago's First Olive Garden

Your National American Miss Illinois Jr. Pre-Teen Cover Girl Julissa Clarke had the honor of helping with the opening of Chicago, Illinois' FIRST Olive Garden Italian Kitchen! She was one of the celebrity attendees at the family and friends event at The Special Pre-Opening! Check out the picture with the Olive Garden big-wigs!