Inspired May IV - Page 17

VISION It’s Not What You Think What do you think when I say the word “pageant”? Many people think of the TV show, “Toddlers and Tiaras”. But I want you to know that there are many pageants which are “natural” and not like this at all. In fact, they offer many benefits and skills that can be used in real life. This year, I was blessed to have been crowned as the 2014 Miss Indiana Preteen National Teenager for the American National Teenager Scholarship Organization (ANTSO). This organization is the best pageant scholarship program for teenagers in America. ANTSO promotes good grades, leadership, community service, and the “everyday” girl. When I go to Nationals this July in Nashville, TN, I will be competing with girls from all over the country. Since I am a straight “A” student, a leader, and volunteer a lot, I want to encourage other girls to do the same. Also this July, I will be finishing my reign as the 2013 Miss Indiana Jr. Preteen Queen for National American Miss. National American Miss (NAM) is a pageant organization which focuses on girls gaining poise, confidence and valuable communic