Royal Happenings


Angelia White received awards for selling the most Girl Scout cookies, and having the most community service hours in her service unit!

Miss World Rose 2007-08, Jennifer Holes, has been inducted into the United States Achievement Academy Yearbook and the National Honor Roll Edition!

Amanda Miller received a $4000 Michigan Promise scholarship for next year. She also was named co-captain of the varsity pom pon team at her school!

The Poulsbo-area Miss American Rose royalty brought in $194 and 420 pounds of food for their local food bank. Their previous food drive brought in $102 and 295 pounds!

Elizabeth Weyer, National Supreme Queen 2002, graduated as a valedictorian from her high school in May. She received several scholarships. She also received the Iowa Bar Association American Citizenship Award, the Gallon Grad Award from the local blood bank, was a state semi-finalist in the E. Wayne Cooley athlete/scholar application process, and was a State Outstanding Attorney in Mock Trial. Elizabeth volunteers as a certified EMT-B and works as a life guard. This fall she will be a college freshman honors student with a focus on pre-law!

Miss World Rose 06-07, Typhani Janelle Russo, has been elected President of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society at Penn State University!

Jennifer Holes was accepted and is receiving a full scholarship to Pennsylvania  Free Enterprise Week 2007!

Typhani Janelle Russo (Miss World Rose) has been selected by the Young Women's Christian Association as one of their "Tribute to Women" honorees.  She has been chosen to receive the "Rising Star" award!

Karigan McCurry has been nominated by her teacher, Ms. Huffman to attend the 2007 National Young Scholars Program!

Ashley Patterson was accepted into her local volunteer fire department!

Melissa Jones just started Culinary school at Florida Community College at Jacksonville and hopes to become an Executive Chef. She plans on working for Disney when she gets her Associates degree!

Erica Smith graduated from Remington College with a degree is in criminal justice!

Ms. Carter Lake City Queen, Nicole Boettger, just earned her private pilot certificate.  She is planning on continuing her flying studies.

Lauralee Jacks was inducted into the National Honor Society, and is in the process of getting her book published by PublishAmerica.  She is also doing volunteer work at the Alabama Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville for 50 hours a month.

Aned Muniz Gracia was selected as this year's winner of the Associated Student Government's Outstanding Faculty Award at Mira Costa College.

Ariyn will be representing Miss American Rose at a

Hurricane Relief Benefit,  in the local paper, in a parade and hosting a Princess Party.

Ariyn Collins won 1st Runner Up in America's Most Beautiful Baby Competiton out of 30+ kids
and won Miss Angelface US in Miss Angelface US Pageants!

Alyssa Petersen (2002 National Jr Queen) tried out and made the Iowa State Pom Squad "All Iowa Honor Drill Team".  They performed between the state 3A and 4A girls basketball championship games to live music by Sawyer Brown!

Shantel Dixon, Ms. Mississippi State Queen, has recently left private practice to go in house with a large international insurance company. Shantel recently won Division Supreme at All American Miss Nationals in Birmingham, and also won Division Supreme at Southern USA Nationals in Panama City Beach. She was appointed to the Gender Fairness Re-Focus Sub-Committee of the Women in the Profession Committee of the Mississippi Bar.

Lani Hatcher, Ms. Florida State Princess, is expecting! The blessing is currently scheduled to arrive in March. 

Megan Smith volunteered at the Oklahoma City Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. She helped at the commissary serving folks and got some photos done with some celebrities!

Megan Smith attended both the Sacred Heart Festival and the Festival La Florecita (Little Flower Festival) both in Oklahoma City during the summer and had a great time doing both!

Ms. Philadelphia City Queen, Elizabeth Johnson made a celebrity appearance at the Citizens Bank Grande Opening of a new branch in Willow Grove, PA. She shared the day as a guest celebrity with Greg Luzenski, former player of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.

Bryce MacKenzie Sweely was named 2005 National "Star of the West" for  America's Pampered Prince and Princess!

Elizabeth Johnson of Philadelphia started Mother's Day 2005 off on the right foot. It was as a walker in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 15th Annual Philadelphia - Race For the Cure, a 5K walk to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

Elizabeth Johnson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania participated as a walker at the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc. Annual Teal Ribbon 5k walk/run. The walk took place in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA in May 2005.

Philadelphia Queen, Ms. Elizabeth Johnson participated in the King of Prussia Firefighters parade.  She rode in the ladder truck at the head of the parade high above at the crowd.  She was accompanied by the city commissioner.

Elizabeth Johnson was a participant in the annual March of Dimes – 35th annual Walk America 5k walk.  The walk took place in March 2005 at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley , PA

Elizabeth Johnson competed in the American Queen Mid-Atlantic Regional pageant. She won 1st place runner up for which she was rewarded with a trophy.

Jennifer Holes was honored with the Presidential Educational Excellence Award during an Awards Ceremony held in May 2005. With her middle school years ending, Jennifer graduates in the Top 10 of her class!  

Jennifer Holes won the title of Jr Miss Royal Star USA National Queen in June 2005 at Miss Royal Stars USA National Pageant!

Megan Smith was named Oklahoma Cinderella Miss Cover Girl and placed 4th Alternate at the state pageant in May!

Raechel McGuire Won 2nd runner up Tot at Cinderella State!

Aubrie Simpson won the title Teen Miss Heart of America St. Augustine City Queen

Raechel McGuire won GRAND SUPREME for April at Starz FPC!

Raechel McGuire won Overall Tot at a Bremerton preliminary!

Aubrie Simpson won the optional "Best Pose" in the Miss American Starz FPC.

Aubrie Simpson won first place for the Young Miss age division in Superior Stars FPC!

Angelia White won overall in the Miniature Miss division of the Cinderella Olympic Peninsula Pre-lim!

Raechel McGuire participated in Lacey's Little Angels Photo Contest & received an honorable mention!

Congratulations to Jennifer Holes, Miss American Rose National Scholar Princess, who was voted "2004 Worldwide Favorite Commercial Model of the Year!"

Angelia White was awarded a gold medal in the Reading Olympics at her school!

Raechel McGuire participated in a Cinderella Preliminary where she won Tot Personality!

Aubrie Simpson made the National Honor Roll and was invited to attend a Lead America conference this summer!

Megan Smith, Jr. MAR Oklahoma-participated in the Miss Rose State College/Midwest City Pageant as a runner. She took flowers and gifts to the contestants. She also danced to a crowd of 1000 at her first public dance performance!

Kendra Strickland finished her first semester at Texas Woman's University with a 3.7 GPA. She is continuing toward her goal of making the Deans List. She was also chosen as the 2005 Miss Teen Christian America.

Megan Smith competed in the OKC Cinderella Pageant Preliminary and won Overall Cinderella Miss title! 

Aned Muniz was named a "Woman of Impact" at the University of San Diego!

Erin Teague was chosen as the Miss Christian American Pampa City Teen Queen!

Kendra Strickland was a celebrity judge at the Denton County Cinderella Pageant!

Kendra Strickland helped raise money for Queen For A Day by handing out flyers and helping run a booth at a craft fair in Grapevine, Texas. She was named the 2005 Miss Teen American Volunteer! 

Raechel McGuire participated in a regional All American Dream Stars pageant where she won prettiest eyes, prettiest hair & Most Photogenic!

Kendra Strickland was choosen as the 2004 Ms Christian America Pampa City  Queen. She is now going to participate in the state and national level competition.

Raechel McGuire participated in a State Level Universal Miss & Master Pageant where she won Divisional Supreme!

Reianna DeSimone was awarded cheerleader of the week!  She joined the team in their 3rd week was chosen cheerleader of the week for her dedication and hard work.

Junior Miss California City - City queen 2004, Alyssa Bragg's essay on Spaceship One was chosen to fly in the space craft on Monday, October 4, 2004 to be launched into space!

Jennifer Holes was (1 of 8 classmates) accepted into the Talent Search Program at her school for the 2nd consecutive year! 

Laura Holliman, Miss American Rose Chino Hills won the Ultimate Natural Beauty title for September in the Reigning rhinestones contest!

Angelia White was promoted to 5th grade reading even though she just began 2nd grade! She is also in 3rd grade math with her sights set on 4th grade math in a few months.

Kendra Strickland, Miss USA Rose, was accepted in to Alpha Theta Omega, which is a local Christian sorority at Texas Woman's University! She will now go through a seven week pledge process to become an official member.

Kendra Strickland has become a member of Trailblazers, the Texas Woman's University spirit squad! She will help cheer at volleyball and soccer games.

Hollie Maples competed in a a Glamour Modeling Pageant! She won Most Photogenic!

Raechel McGuire competed in a Glamour Modeling Pageant! She recieved a 3rd Runner Up Title!

Deidra Morris Won Sportswear,  2nd runner up in Talent, and 4th Runner up Over all in the National American Miss Princess Pageant in Washington

Raechel McGuire participated in a Regional Sunburst Pageant at The Commons in Federal Way, where she won Overall Queen & prettiest eyes! 

Rebecca Eliseo was accepted to graduate school at the University at Buffalo to achieve her Master's Degree in Social Work! 

Rebecca Eliseo recently won the title of Mrs. Pageant Gal American and was the high point winner!

Hollie Maples won 1st place in pajama wear, 1st place Western Wear, 2nd place Partywear, 2nd place portfolio, 3rd Place swimwear, and 3rd Place Streetwear at the State American Amateur Model and Talent competition!

Maryann Kehoe has been named Mrs. Atlanta International 2005! 

Raechel McGuire was interviewed for the News Tribune, who wrote a 2-page article about her & her pageantry experiences!

Raechel McGuire competed in a Regional Cover Miss Pageant! She won prettiest eyes and was 3rd Runner Up!

Hollie Maples competed in a Regional Cover Miss Pageant! She was 1st Runner up and won best personality!

Angelia White, Deidra Morris, Hollie Maples, & Raechel McGuire won 1st place for royalty in the Silverdale Whaling Days Parade!

Reianna DeSimone stars in a WalMart commercial which will be aired aug 27- sept 10 during Oprah, Dr.Phil, David Letterman and other shows as well!

Raechel McGuire has been asked to attend the Pierce County Fair as a helper to the Graham Fire Dept. She will be showing kids how to stop, drop & roll & handing out saftey literature!

Reianna DeSimone volunteered for Welcome America in Philadelphia on Kids' Day with her mother.  She has been collecting money for MDA Jerry Lewis Telathon 

 Reianna DeSimone also placed 1st runner up Sportsmodel 2004 at the American Coed Pageant! 

Raechel McGuire donated several stuffed animals she collected to Graham Fire Dept for Kids in Crisis!

Casey Morton won a National Queen title in the All American Miss Nationals in Alabama! She was also crowned Beauty Supreme at Hawaiian Luau National Pageant in Alabama!!

Casey has collected over 28 bags of children's clothing in the past 2 months for the Tennessee Outreach Center and Also donated clothing and toys to the local orphanage!

Raechel McGuire participated in the Port Orchard Fathoms O' Fun Parade where she won a 2nd place award for Visiting Royalty without a Festival float!

Raechel McGuire brought 2 dozen homemade cupcakes to her local fire department for firefighters to enjoy!

Jennifer Holes received straight A's for the 4th grading period!

Kendra Strickland graduated from Pampa High School in May. In the fall she will be attending Texas Women's University to become a Fashion Designer and Pageant Trainer!

Raechel McGuire competed in Miss American Starlet and won a princess trophy! She also made an appearance at Graham Safeway for prostate cancer research Day and raised $105 towards a cure.

Katrina Trolan graduated Griswold High School with High Honors all year long! She will be attending college in the fall to become a Medical Assistant.

Michaela Rader participated in a local talent competition in an age division of 2-12.  She received first place, qualifying her to perform at the Iowa State Fair talent competition.  She has also been asked to perform her solo show twirl routine to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” at the opening ceremony of the Iowa Games at Jack Trice Stadium (the Iowa State University football field!)  

Selina Peake will graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Psychology.. Selina was also awarded the Best Alumni Award for Omega Phi Alpha, National Service Sorority, Epsilon Chapter 2003-2004!

Nicole Weinrich has maintained straight A+'s for the third marking period.  She was also selected as a member of her school's Mini-Model Congress Team and Golf Team.  For the next few weeks she will be kept very busy, because Nicole is running for President of her student council.  Wish her luck!

Angel Blankenship entered the America's national teen and won a $10,000 college scholarship! 

Ashley Patterson is now a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NR-EMT) Basic. She took her national test and passed. She now has her Wyoming State and National certifications!

Elizabeth Weyer (Miss American Rose National Supreme Queen 2002) was a lawyer on her Mock Trial team which won their Regional Competition.  Elizabeth received all A's (and two A+'s) on her third quarter report card. In February, she was elected President of her Venture Scout Crew!

Lauralee Jacks has recently been awarded the following: Little Miss Vogue Miss February 2004, Teen Universal Gem 2004, Miss Sweetheart National Photo Contest Grand Supreme 2004, Southern Sparkles and Smilz 13-15 Age Division Supreme, USA Fabulous Model Photo Contest 10 Up Pro Supreme, Gold Honor Roll (straight A+ average), and 4-H Public Speaking County Winner!

Congratulations to Laura Sahlender who was recently crowned the Grand Supreme in the Miss Pretty in Pink Ribbons Breast Cancer Charity contest. Some recent photo contest wins include: Little Miss Vogue January, Sunshine Majestic 15+up divisional queen for January and Fairy Tale Dreams January Grand Supreme Portfolio winner!

Mia Maciel-Todd won a Beauty Award from the Miss Model Beauty USA pageant!

Megan Smith is working on her Girl Scout Bronze Award! 

Ashley Patterson was named Miss Carbon County Coronet 2004. She also made the Honor Roll her first semester of college!

Elizabeth Weyer, our 2002 National Supreme Queen, has retained her 4.0 GPA once again!

Another former queen (Miss USA Rose) Stephanie Crisp just finished her first semester in college- made the National Dean's List- also spent June - December doing lots of photo shoots- she shot for Teen Hairstyles Magazine-was on the cover of Model Look Magazine- was in Valley Living Magazine(regional) for their special bridal edition- also did a test shoot in NY for some editorial work!

Megan Smith was named a National Princess for Little Ms. America World Ambassador!

Reianna DeSimone won Supreme Overall for her age division and for sportswear. She was also awarded a community service award!

Jenna Jabri just signed with Baker and Rowley Talent out of Chicago for modeling/acting!

Reianna DeSimone received a Perfect Attendance & Honor Roll award at school!

Amberlynn DeSimone was a Hostess for Crowning Beauty! She also received a Perfect Attendance award at school.

Melayana Wilson was crowned Overall Supreme at Crowning Beauty!

Raechel McGuire won prettiest smile in Little Miss Halloween Photo Contest and she won Prettiest Hair in Little Angels Photo Contest!

Raechel  McGuire traveled to Cornelius, Oregon for Miss American Belle Pageant. She won Princess in her age division, Prettiest Eyes in her Age Division, and took Overall Most Beautiful!

Megan Smith won her age division photogenic and beauty titles at Midwest City Sunburst!

Dawn Green went down to the Arizona Veteran's Home with a local TV & radio station. She was there about 3 hours and got the chance to hug and thank Veterans from WWII on!

Megan Smith is the 2003-04 Oklahoma's Our Little Miss Universal Princess 7-9 year old! She won the title  in Oklahoma City as being the highest scoring contestant other than queen!

Reianna & Amberlynn DeSimone with Melayna Wilson raised money for Children's Miracle Network, cleaned a park, visited a nursing home to give out treats and more! They also plan on making gift baskets for the elderly and will be in a Thanksgiving Day Parade! They have also won several recent pageant titles.

Kendra Strickland was nominated for the national ambassador program with People to People!

Mia Maciel-Todd won overall photogenic, front cover model winner, bes model, and pretiest eyes, and a Crowning Beauty pageant preliminary in Murrietta! Graciela Fabiano won best attire, she won overall age group, front cover model winner, prettiest eyes, and best model, and most photogenic!

Bella Eustice made an appearance at the Star Spangled Sweethearts Michigan State (Grand Rapids) pageant!  She wore her sash and crown and proudly represented her Miss American Rose title.

Kendra Strickland was voted reporter for the Pampa High school chapter of the Texas Association of Future Educators! This is her first year  participating in the organization.

Jessica Bauer, London City Queen, and Logan Maynard, Autumn Knight, along with some friends went to The Crooksville Fall Festival where they won a first place trophy for best theme as the Wizard of Oz!

Melvatean Lampkins was crowned this October for the national title of "2004 Miss Sweetheart of America"! 

Nicole Turner was crowned Miss Teen Arizona International 2003! She traveled to Chicago, IL to compete for the title of Miss Teen International and placed as third runner-up for the international title!

Casey Morton has collected and donated over $500 dollars worth of food for the Third National Harvest Food Bank this year, over 75 garbage bags full of clothing for Tennessee Outreach Center, more than 10 garbage bags full of toys so far for the 2003 Toys for Tots Campaign, more than 50 coats and jackets for the 2003 Coats for the Cold Campaign and has just started doing Meals on Wheels with her mother for the Fall 2003 year!

Stephanie Crisp (Miss USA Rose) was named the winner of the Supermodels Unlimited Cover Model Search! Look for her on the cover of the Fall issue of Supermodels Unlimited!

Reianna DeSimone received two certificates from State Representative Ronald Waters for Achievement! Rochelle DeSimone participated in a 23-hour telethon for MDA and was interviewed on live TV! Reianna, Amber, & Rochelle DeSimone were all invited to ride on a queen float sponsored by their state senator!

Maryanne Kehoe was recently married, as was Ginny Masterani!

Elizabeth Weyer, Miss American Rose NSQ 2002 is having a busy Freshman year so far. She was elected Vice-President of the Freshman class, was chosen Arts and Entertainment Editor of the school newspaper, was selected for the Jazz Band, and is a Varsity runner for the Cross Country team!

Avalon Theisen was crowned Little Miss Sunburst St. Petersburg (FL), also winning best attire, most photogenic and best personality.  She also placed 1st runner-up in the Sweet Pea Pageant!

Rhiannon Dressel-Beattie won Overall Supreme in the Sparking Star Photo Contest!

Katie Badowski sang the national anthem with the Voices of McChord at the opening Seattle Seahawks game!

Maryanne Kehoe got married July 9th in Blackpool, UK!

Avalon Theisen has been invited to be on the Song and Dance Performance Dance Team for 2003-2004!

Reianna, Rochelle,  and Amberlynn DeSimone participated in their community parade with state represenative Ronald Waters and their pictures will appear in the city paper the public record!

Rochelle DeSimone will be attending the Jerry Lewis Telethon. She is donating her time to help muscular dystrophy by answering phones!

Alyssa Petersen won the state title of Junior Miss Teen USA Excellence Iowa!

Ashley Patterson was crowned Miss Carbon County Rodeo, appeared at some animal shows and handed out awards, helped serve at a free dinner for the fair contestants, appeared in the rodeo parade, and talked with future royalty!

Alyssa Petersen made the Varsity Wrestling Cheerleading Squad and the Competition Cheer Squad for her 2003-2004 freshman year!

Roxanne Underhill won 4th runner up at a Colorado State Pageant and is going to Nationals in November!

Melvatean Lampkins was accepted into the prestigious International High IQ Society in New York City! She also modeled at a fashion show at Chicago's O'Hare Holiday Inn for Fashion Bug, is the 2003 Miss Sweetheart Wisconsin, and will be starring in a play Heaven's Gate's Hell's Flames in September!

Alyssa Petersen attended an NCA cheerleading camp, while there she tried out and made the National All American Cheerleading Squad that will perform at the Hula Bowl in Maui, Hawaii!

Hollie Maples won the Miss Sweetheart award and the 2003-2004 International Tot Personality award at the Cinderella National pageant!

Reianna DeSimone was 3rd runner up at the National Rainbow pageant in West Virginia!

Reianna, Amberlynn, & Rochelle DeSimone have been busy volunteering this summer and even started their own fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House!

Janeane Amos will be cheering for the Litchfield Dragons Freshman Football Squad!

Jenna Jabri won first runner-up in the Baby division of the Miss Angelic Queen Nationals as well as winning the National Optional of Natural Beauty.  She is also Baby Miss American Sweetheart Lucas County and a SweetDreams Supreme Queen age 0-1!

Venus Bulandus graduated G-8, Queen of Angels Catholic School with 3 awards: Principal's award for straight A's, Leadership and People Respecting People! Venus also appears on Venus is on page 27, Winter 2003 issue of Pride of  Pageantry.

Alyssa Petersen was confirmed at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport, Iowa! She also attended a week long "Just For Kix" dance camp in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, with her high school pom squad.  She won the Firecracker Award for sportsmanship, learning all that was taught and helping others.

Selina Peake was nominated as one of the National Collegiate Minority Recipients in the United States Achievement Academy's Collegiate Yearbook!

Angelia White won a 2nd place award representing Miss American Rose in the Shelton Forest Festival Parade. She also just graduated from Kindergarten from both public and a private school!

Alyssa Petersen made A honor roll for her entire 8th grade year.  Next year (9th grade) she will once again be a member of the T.A.G. (talented and gifted) team! She also made football cheerleading for her 2003-2004 freshman year.

Elizabeth Bowers was named Tennessee Jr. National Teenager! She also made the National Honor and was nominated and accepted into the Who's Who in American High Schools.  Elizabeth also placed third in the district for VFW Voice of Democracy essay!

Ashley Patterson was named Miss Wyoming National Teenager!

Julia Boyd won Sunburst California State Teen Miss Queen for 2003.

Elizabeth Weyer (National Supreme Queen 02) has won the Band Director's Award for 8th grade band members! She also was the long jump champion at her Superconference track meet.

Lauralee Jacks competed in the USA Beauties State Pageant today where she won the title of 12-14 year Queen, Best Personality, Most Beautiful, Prettiest Eyes, Pro-am winner, and Overall Photogenic! She also won 8 and Up Mini-Supreme in the SEFPC (Southern Elite Free Photo Contest) for May/June.

Ashley Patterson graduated from high school, and passed the national registry to become an EMT!

Virginia Willow Hill joined Julee Carlson's team for the Great American Bake Sale!

Rebecca Eliseo, Miss American Rose New York State Queen, recently  graduated from the University at Buffalo with a double major in  psychology and political science!

Elizabeth Bowers is the 2003 Universal Jr. Teen Achiever and Kimberly Roderick is Ms. Plus US National Achiever 2003!

Kate Kryzstofiak made cheerleading for the 2003/2004 high school season and is undefeated for this years track season!

Janeane Amos has been on the all-A  honor roll all year and is to receive the  PRESIDENTIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE to be given out at the end of her eighth grade year!

Lauralee Jacks competed in the Alabama Sunburst State in Birmingham, Alabama and won the "5-27 year Overall Grand Supreme  Queen"! She also won "Brown Photo Supreme" in the "Rainbow Beauties" Photo Contest!

The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Elizabeth Weyer has been named a United States National Award Winner in Art!

Ashley Patterson was accepted into the radiologic sciences program at Weber State University!

Katie Badowski won the title of Ms. Washington American States!

Angelia White was in her first live pageant and won divisional talent along with a princess title!

Alyssa Petersen (2002 National Jr Queen) auditioned her jazz duet "Think" in Chicago for Star Search!

Sarah Petersen tried out for next years show choirs...she made the co-ed prep show choir "Center Stage" and Varsity Singers Choir for her 2003-2004 sophomore year!

Megan Smith won the Cinderella Mini Miss Overall title at the Oklahoma City Easter Pageant on April 12, 2003. This is her first live pageant title!

Katie Perry made an appearance at the Texas Masonic Retirement Center! She handed out Easter treats to the residents, and even danced for them.

Alyssa Petersen (2002 National Jr Queen) tried out and made the Varsity Pom Squad and the Competition Pom Squad at her high school for her 2003-2004 Freshman year.

Lauralee Jacks coordinated a community-wide drive in Fayetteville, TN to help a family of five whose mother was dying of cancer. Lauralee collected more than $1000 in goods, cash, and gift cards! Lauralee also won Highpoint in the Sophisticated Lads and Ladies March 2003 photo contest, and 12-14 year Queen, Most Beautiful, Best Personality, and Prettiest Eyes in the USA Beauties Easter Pageant.

Amanda Miller competed in 11 dance numbers at Premier 2000, receiving 2 first place, 7 platinum first place, and 2 titanium (97% or higher) first place scores! She has also been spending time working for The Humane Society!

Elizabeth Weyer (Miss American Rose National Supreme Queen '02)and her dance instructor performed a liturgical dance at a service conducted by the Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Iowa!

Congratulations to ALL the Miss American Rose Queens who won a National Title in the Miss Classical Beauty of America contest! Rhiannon Dressel-Little Miss Classical Beauty of America 2003, Shauna Connelly - Miss Classical Beauty of America Angela Howell-Ms. Classical Beauty of America 2003, and Alyssa Bragg-Judge's Choice Winner 2003!

Alex Morris was named Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival Jr. King!

Lauralee Jacks received cash, medals, and certificate awards at the Lincoln County 4-H Awards Banquet in TN for achievements in Local and County Photography, Local Speech, Local Demonstration, and Local 4-H Poster projects! Lauralee was also named Miss March in the Little Miss Vogue 2003 Photo Contest!

Lauralee Jacks made the Gold Honor Roll for the fourth six weeks. Her GPA is a 4.0 (Straight A+)! Lauralee also won 12-14 year Age Division Queen, Most Beautiful, and Overall  ProAm at the USA Beauties Valentines Pageant in Tennessee!

Courtney Williams was overall queen in her division at NY Cutest Kids and Teens!

Ginny Masterani won her age division at a recent Sunburst Prelimary!

Amanda Miller has been busy with a Humane Society fundraiser, Valentines for the troops overseas, and crocheting for homeless shelters!

Megan Smith won a national title with Universal Gem International pageant!

Elizabeth Weyer (Miss American Rose National Supreme Queen '02) was accepted by audition as the 3rd chair saxophone in the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band 2003!

Carissa Berg made the Dean's list at Northwest College!

Ashley Patterson passed her state boards and is now a Certified Nurse's Assistant!

Katie Badowski was named Ms. Pageant Gal WA 2003 and was a runner up for the U.S. Title! 

Nerissa Neal received a 3.94 GPA first semester and made the President's List at Virginia Tech! 

Roo Hines was recently crowned the 2002-03 Grand Overall Supreme Boy at the American Dream Queen and King National pageant held in VA Beach! He also won 2002 Superior Master Holiday Angel at Priceless Moments Holiday Charity Pageant!

Amanda Miller received a 4.0 on her last report card and made the High Honor Roll!

Katie Badowski met and received photos and autographs from Drew Carey (the comedian) and Roger Clemens (NY Yankee)  as part of the Christmas USO tour! Katie is currently serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in the country of Qatar. 

Ashley Patterson was recently accepted to attend Weber State University in Utah and she was also accepted into the EMT training program at the local hospital!

Kimberly Roderick has been selected as "Ms. California WorldWide Spirit 2003"!

Rhiannon Dressel-Beattie, Jamie Shere, Christina Baker, Hanh Chau, Shauna Connelly, and Laura Giordano recently competed in the 2003 Christmas Spirit Pageant. Rhiannon won the title of Little Miss Christmas Spirit. Jamie won the title of Miss Christmas Spirit and Christina was her 1st runner-up. And Laura was the 1st runner-up to the title of Ms Christmas Spirit.

Lauralee Jacks was named Pageant Parade's "2003 Model Sensation of the Year!

Winner". Lauralee will be featured in every 2003 issue of Pageant Parade!

Alyssa Petersen participated in the KAR (Kids Artistic Revue) dance competition.  Her tap duet to "Rock This Town" got a Top 1st divisional award and a 3rd High Point Award.  Her jazz duet to "Think" got a Top 1st divisional award and a 2nd High Point award.  She was also named a KAR Kid and invited to New York City for their Annual dance convention!

Roxanne Underhill made the Pricipal's Honor Roll for the first Trimester. She was also excited to find out yesterday, that out of 95 kids that  auditioned for the school play, she made one of the 15 spots!

Katie Perry made her first appearance at the Texas Masonic Retirement Home as part of her "Rose for Every Season" community service project!

Hollie Maples won Divisional Queen at a recent pageant!

Sarah and Alyssa Petersen participated in the Quad City Christmas Pageant.  Alyssa won the 12-13 year division and was crowned overall Supreme Princess.  Sarah won the 14 and over division and was crowned overall Supreme Queen!

Alyssa Petersen participated in the Hollywood Vibe Dance Workshop that was held in Davenport, Iowa! She also did her tap and jazz dance as well as power tumbling at the Quad City Festival of Trees, with her dance studio, Dance Unlimited!

Lauralee Jacks competed  at Glitz and Glamour's Miss Christmas Pageant where she won Queen in the 11-13 age group.  She won the prettiest smile and best dress side awards for her age group!

Alyssa Petersen made A honor roll for 1st quarter!

Sarah Petersen had a great time while performing in her high school musical "Guys and Dolls"!

Janeane Amos Made a 4.0 average and "A" honor roll for first quarter grades She was on also Fox 18 Tv for Iowa National Preteen where she sang "Unchained Melody"!  

Kate Krzystofiak Made honor roll for her first quarter!

Alyssa Petersen attended the Civic Dance Troupe Workshop with instructors Germaine Salsberg, Stacey Jamieson and Bob Rizzo!

Elizabeth Weyer was named an outstanding attorney and an outstanding witness at regional Mock Trial. Her team again placed 2nd overall!

Kimberly Roderick competed at the Universal Miss Pageant in Vacaville, calif and was first runner up in the Mrs. division and won photogenic and won talent! 

Alyssa Petersen did the Iowa Pre-Teen Pageant this past summer and was just informed by the National Pre-Teen Pageant that she is a national scholar winner!

Amanda Miller received had a 4.0 report card for the first quarter of school! She also found out that, in spite of being below the age requirement, she has been selected as a Junior Zookeeper for next summer at Binder Park Zoo.

Lauralee Jacks did the Miss Victory pageant and won 10-12  year Queen, Most Photogenic, Best Dress, Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Eyes, & Prettiest Smile! She also won the 2002 Foto Faces Overall Prettiest Eyes title in the Foto Faces Photo Contest!

Alyssa and Sarah Petersen, along with Janeane Amos and Kate Kryzstofiak attended the program "Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago" at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa! 

Royal Happenings Janeane Amos and Kate Kryzstofiak both made Chain Reaction Showchoir This is Janeane's 2nd year and her and Kate looking forward to performing together!!!!

Stacey Cronan (former royalty) gave birth to a baby girl on Oct. 22nd!

Lauralee Jacks walked 12 miles for the American Diabetes  Association Walk. She raised $500 for this great cause! She walked in memory of her grandmother who died last year with complications  of diabetes. 

Aletha Milam will be doing her first appearance with her state title at Catherine's Plus Sizes in Houston!

Debbie Goldstein was named as a recipient of ABI's Woman of the Year 2002 Award!

Jamie Shere competed in a California Cinderella prelim in Newport Beach, CA and won the Overall title for the Cinderella Woman division! She also competed in the All American Family California Pageant and won the title of California State Opal Queen and Most Beautiful in the Opal division!

Sarah and Alyssa Petersen were nominated for People to People!

Alyssa Petersen was accepted into the Advanced Poms group at her dance studio!

Deidra Morris just got a modeling job with Storybook Heirlooms!

Courtney Williams won  at the Sunburst Pageant (preliminaries) in Nyack, New York.  She received best personality, best smile, most photogenic and queen/pre-teen  11-13 division.  She was also chosen to represent the Mr. & Miss Big  Apple Pageant in New York as an ambassador! 

Janeane Amos has a new project called Blessed Bears and Books She will be distributing books bears and magazines to hospitalized people of all ages and is asking for donations They can be sent to 910 W Hill Avenue Mt Pleasant Iowa 52641!

Sarah Petersen has two parts in her upcoming high school musical "Guys and Dolls"!

Janeane Amos and Kate Kryzstofiak were nominated for People to People Student Ambassador Program!

Lauralee Jacks won 10 and Up Division Supreme Queen in "The Reigning Rhinestones National Photo Contest" for September and 7-12 year Mini Supreme in the "A Beary Special Pageant Photo Contest"!

Janeane Amos was in Midwestern Glamour Girls Regional Contest was 1st Runner up in beauty Kate. Kryzstofiak and Valerie Pendell went with her and were introduced as visting royalty!

Elizabeth Weyer has a new "sister", Kirsti. Kirsti is from Norway and will be living with Elizabeth's family for the school year!

Amber Freeman collected hats and scarves at the "CANCER RELAY FOR LIFE"  in Mt. Pleasant.  This was her 1st. relay and collected over 150 hats and scarves to be given to the University of Iowa hospital and children's hospital to children and adults that have lost their hair due to chemotherapy & radiation treatments.   Anyone that would like to donate hats or scarves to Amber can do so please send them to 'Hats For Cancer"  Amber Freeman  209 S. Walnut St. Mt Pleasant ,Iowa 52641

Alyssa Petersen went to Colorado to make some appearances.  She was a guest at the USS Shea Navy Reunion and attended their banquet in Colorado Springs.  While there she also visited the USA Olympic Training Center, Flying W Ranch, Air Force Academy and Garden of the Gods.  She also toured the Budweiser brewery in Ft. Collins, Colorado and a shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Pine Bluffs, Nebraska.  She got a chance to talk to many people about her National Jr Miss American Rose Title while visiting these places! 

Ashley Patterson was named Homecoming Queen!

Sarah Petersen and her mom helped out at the New Star Discovery Baby Pageant in Bettendorf, Iowa.  Sarah got to hand out awards and spent the evening talking to people about her title and the American Rose Pageant.

Selena Peake was awarded Best Alumni for one of Omega Phi Alpha's Chapters for 2001-2002!

Amber Freeman attended Middle Towns Fall Fest and performed with the Stompers & Stopettes clogging group!

Janeane Amos and Kate Krzystofiak helped at a regional Sunburst Beauty Pageant by handing out awards! It was exciting since they knew a few contestants and got to crown their friends who won. They were also introduced on stage.

Elizabeth Weyer and her dance teacher, Erin Ellerbroek, performed a liturgical dance at Elizabeth's church!

Janeane Amos was recently signed with Best Faces Talent of Chicago!

Katie Perry was crowned Princess at the Tiara Dreams Preliminary Pageant in Richardson, Texas for the 2 year old girls!

Amber Freeman was in the Ft. Madison rodeo parade she also attended the street dance and barbecue afterwards!

Janeane Amos was in the Swamp Fox Festival Talent show ant tied for third with her Cherokee stick routine. She is preparing this act for  a National Talent Competition in Orlando Fla. She will also be entertaining at several Fall festivals this year doing Cherokee sticks, plate flipping, and juggling, and ribbon dancing!

Leah Anderson had a baby! Joshua Ian weighed in at 9lbs 1 1/2oz and was 20inches long.

Courtney Williams ranked 4th in the nation at a national cheer competition in Minnesota. She also will be visiting Florida to perform with her cheer team, Liberty Ladies, during Thanksgiving!

Lauralee Jacks made "The Nutcracker" auditions today for the Huntsville (Alabama) Community Ballet Association and will be performing as Clara in "The Nutcracker" this winter!

Amber Freeman spent 4 days at the Old Threashers reunion working the gates & performing in shows.   She was introduced as American Rose royalty at several different events.  She also had her picture taken with the new sweet 16 queen!

Alyssa Petersen attended Wilton Days and was in the parade as National Jr Miss American Rose, on her dance studios float which won 3rd place!

Courtney Williams has received numerous pageant and photo contest awards recently!

Karry Schuele won overall high point at Florida Sweet Pea Pageant!

Jennifer Davis won 12-15 Sweet Pea Beauty title and over all swimwear! She was also named Junior Miss Pasco Sweetheart!

Brianna Pursino won over all baby sportswear and overall baby swimwear at Florida sweet pea!

Megan Wettach was crowned Miss Iowa  National Teenager and in July I went to nationals for Miss National Teenager  and placed top 10!

Amber Freeman won 3rd at the Old Settlers celebration  talent show with her clogging routine "Devils Dream"!

Alyssa Petersen attended the Walnut Grove Pioneer Village Days in Long Grove, Iowa!

Courtney Williams received 1st place in a math and logic competition!

Brianna Pursino was a grand high point winner a a Florida Cover Miss pageant winning all optionals!

Carolyn Timmons was high point Cover Miss winner in Florida taking home all optionals!

Karry Schuele was parade of stars national princess!

Carolyn Timmons was named spokes person for a theme park in florida!

Alyssa Petersen attended the Swamp Fox Festival in Marion and participated in their talent competition!

Pebbles Smith was named Pebbles Smith Ms. Oklahoma Pageant Gal Americana 2003!

Alyssa Petersen tried out and made the 13-14 year old girls ASA fast pitch softball team! 

Janeane Amos, Kate Krzystofiak, and Valerie Pendell took part in the Midwest Old Settlers Parade where they rode in antique cars!

Karley MacMillan hosted her first Princess Project Party on Thursday August 22 at Mary Bridge Childrens' Hospital for a beautiful four year old girl named Savannah, who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia.  Both Savannah and Karley had a great time and now are friends for life!

Cindy Bunner, Ms. American Rose Northern West Virginia State Queen, is engaged!

Ashley Patterson was named one of the Who's Who Among American High School Students 2002!

Amber Freeman attended the Miss Scott County Pageant where she was introduced as American Rose royalty, and helped deliver flowers to contestants!!

Sarah Petersen attended Show Choir Camp at her high school!

Katie Badowski will be singing in the Seattle Seahawks inaugural game halftime show on Sept 15!  She will also be singing at  Liberty Shores, Assisted Living Community in Poulsbo- for a special event to honor WW II veterans on Sept 6.

Janeane Amos and Kate Kryzstofiak were in the Salem Old Settlers talent show and won first place! Janeane also did a demonstration with her Cherokee sticks as an ad for Log village at Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers.

Ashley Patterson was named Miss Active Teen Across Wyoming!

Aletha Milam has begun live modeling for Catherine's Plus Sizes!

Alyssa Petersen spent the weekend helping the owner and director of her dance studio get things dug out and cleaned before fall classes start.  She'll be helping them again this fall when they move into their new building!

Kate Krzystofiak and Valerie Pendell volunteered several hours at Old Threshers working on the ground train and walking around as Miss American Rose queens answering questions from onlooker!  Janeane Amos volunteered full time in the log village teaching 1850's games and teaching children how top twirl cherokee sticks!

Deidra Morris won Best Overall Sportswear at the Cinderella International Finals in Las Vegas!

Kate Kryzstofiak and  Janeane Amos I took part in the great River Days Parade! They were introduced at the talent show as visiting royalty and Janeane handed out trophies to the winners They had a great time!

Elizabeth Weyer spent 8 hours working with Chad Pegracke's Mississippi River Beautification and Restoration Project crew!

Kate Krzystofiak and Janeane Amos volunteered 16 hours making school bag kits to be shipped overseas to third world countries!

Elizabeth Weyer spent a summer intensive week at the Peoria Ballet. The six and one half hours a day were divided between classes in ballet, pointe, character, musical theater, jazz and tap!

Kate Kryzstofiak, Janeane Amos, Alyssa and Sara Petersen are working on a project through Kids to Kids They call it Project R.E.A.C.H. which stands for Responding encouraging Acting Caring and helping They are using this to help childrens cancer patients by reading and tutoring them at University of Iowa Hospitals on Saturdays!

Elizabeth Weyer was assistant choreographer for the Des Moines County Fair Queen Pageant. Marian Weyer was the director!

Amber Freeman attended the Iowa State Fair where she had received several ribbons  for her 4H projects!

Lauralee Jacks won 12-14 Division Queen & Best Personality at Luau Beauties Nationals in Jackson, Tennessee!

Elizabeth Weyer is a new Junior member of the American Legion Auxillary!

Amber Freeman volunteered over 32 hours helping build the new Mt. Pleasant community playground, washing tires, soaping nails and varnishing wood!  She also worked at the playground daycare for 12 hours.

Hillary & Natalie Hopper were in the Watkins Glen Italian American Festival Parade!

Marsha Thompson's Regional Muscular Dystrophy Association held a "Jail-a-Thon" in which Local Civic Leaders and Celebreties helped raise Monies for MDA.

She was "Indicted"/Invited" to Participate and wore her Sash and Tiara and Raised over $360.00 !

Amanda Miller is attending Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp with a dance major! She auditioned and was selected for the highest group and has a special part in the graduation piece. While she was there she also won the limbo contest at the all-camp luau!

Maryanne Kehoe was awarded an Honorary Diploma by the Russian State Broadcasting Company 'Voice of Russia' "For Her profound understanding of Russia, its historical destiny and national character."

Lauralee Jacks attended the GemStar Royalty Tennessee State Pageant and won the 7&Up Grand Supreme title!

Janeane Amos Miss World Rose Puerto Rico Princess made an appearance with newly crowned Teen American rose Mt Pleasant City Queen Kate Krzystofiak at Car Cruise in Mt Pleasant where they viewed antique cars and met and talked with a country western band!

Kate Krzystofiak She made cheerleading for wrestling and girls basketball!

Ashley Patterson won many awards at local fair including 2nd place chili cook off, 1 st place and best overall coconut macaroons, and 3rd place oatmeal butter scotch cookies!

Pebbles Smith won the Ms. Lady Pageant Gal Oklahoma title!

Megan Smith won the Little Miss Pageant Gal Oklahoma title and  her sister Jessica-won Teen Miss Pageant Gal America 2002-03!

Sarah and Alyssa Petersen and Janeane Amos went to the B-100 radio stations Vanilla Coke Cafe where they got to visit with some of the DJ's as well as meeting and having pictures taken with the Quad City Steamwheelers Arena Football Team!

Sarah Petersen got 5th place in the 13-16 year old karaoke contest at the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa!

Janeane Amos got 2nd place in the 7-12 year old karaoke contest at the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa!  She won a free recording session.

Cassie and Ericka Mickus were in a dance recital and seen on national television!

Lauralee Jacks is a "July Big Crown Winner" in the "Big Crown Contest"!!! Lauralee won the honor of "9-12 Big Crown Queen"!!!

Sarah and Alyssa Petersen and Janeane Amos were interviewed by Mix96 radio station while at the Mississippi Valley Fair.

Cassie and Ericka Mickus were accepted into Central Lutheran School with full scholarships!

Alyssa Petersen is working hard to bring Beta Club and National Jr Honor Society to her school!

Alyssa Petersen competed in the Mt. Pleasant Bill Riley Talent Show and placed 5th in the senior division with her tap solo "Rock This Town"!

Alyssa Petersen competed in the Fairfield Bill Riley Talent Show and placed 4th in the senior division with her tap solo "Rock This Town"!

Meaghan Ames was inducted into the National Junior Honor society! She also won 1st runner up in Ct National Pre-teen scholarship pageant and is now involved in competition cheerleading with the east coast elite jaguar team!

Janeane Amos recently was chosen to be a member of the Beta Club of America which is based on grades community service and leadership!

Lauralee Jacks was named the new Cover Winner for Pride of Pageantry magazine! Lauralee also won the title "Junior Miss American Sweetheart Lincoln County Queen" as well as County Photogenic Sweetheart and County Sweetheart Essayist!!!

Karley MacMillan just got home from spending ten days in the hospital with Meningitis, she is doing alot better!  Her Mommy and Daddy are so proud of how brave she was the whole time she was in the hospital

Autumn Keller performed onstage with Michael Jackson at the Apollo Theatre in New York City.  Recently she auditioned for and has been cast in a major role in a movie!

Julia Boyd is also filming a movie with Shirley Jones. You can see her photo at under current news!

Amanda Miller and her dance team competed in Mesquite, TX at Showbiz National dance finals. Her team placed 4th in the Junior Ruby division, 4th in the Junior Diamond division, 4th in the Preteen Ruby division, and 2nd in the Preteen Diamond division  Amanda also competed in the solo division She took high point in both categories with first place (gold) scores and captured second place overall out of hundreds of entries!

Celeste Vasas did her first appearance as Miss American Rose Summerville City Queen on July 6th at the Monks Corner Festival in the Park where she participated in the childrens' parade!

Janeane Amos competed in the Iowa National Preteen Achievement Program and won Iowa National Preteen Princess title She also received 3rd in photo miss!

Amber Freeman cut  off 14 inches of her hair and has donated it to "Locks Of Love"  to make wigs for children!

Lauralee Jacks competed in the TLC Productions "Basic Beauties Summer Luau" Pageant in Tennessee and captured the "10 & Up Grand Supreme" title!

Amber Freeman attended the Miss Iowa National Pre Teen pageant on July 12-13 on received 2nd in talent , academic scholarship  award & won best sponsor letter!

Ashley Patterson will be helping the Woyming Frontier Prison Historical Site celebrate its 100th birthday by attending a lockdown!

Lauralee Jacks competed in the "2002 Miss & Mr. Dixie Doll" Pageant held in  Gadsden, Alabama where she captured the "4-12 yr. Grand Supreme"  title. She also captured all the side events in her 10-12 age group and  "Overall Photogenic" in the entire pageant!!

Alyssa Petersen did the Iowa Pre-Teen Pageant and got 3rd place in talent with her tap solo and won an academic achievement award!

Megan Smith was chosen as Adorable Miss Angelic Queen of America for 2002!!!!

Virginia Willow won the Baby Miss Angelic Queen of America 2002 title!

Elizabeth and Marian Weyer spoke to American Legion Unit 243. Elizabeth spoke about American Rose, Maribel, Postcards for Maribel, and the Princess Project. Marian told them more about American Rose and the positive aspects of pageantry!

Angelia White performed in her first ballet, Once Upon a Dream!

Kimberly Roderick won talent and was second runner up at the Global America Pageant!

Debbie Goldstein was  recently named  "Mrs. Holiday Spirit 2002"!

You can see an article about Stacey Cronan at!

Roo (2001 Spring Prince) was selected as Mr. Pageant Guy, USA 2002!  Roo also won the following VA state titles recently, Priceless Moments VA Superior Master King 02,  VA Sweetheart State King 02, All American Boy VA State Jr. Photogenic King 02,  Grand-supremed at the Rainbow Mini-National Pageant,  and Grand Supremed at VA Shamrock Sweethearts 0-6!

Amanda Miller competed in her first horse show and received two third place ribbons!

Barbara Lynn Abrams was accepted into Cazenovia College to play Lacrosse!

Debbie Goldstein was recently accepted as a Volunteer Member of NYC 2012. This organization is dedicated to bringing the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to the NYC/NJ Area. She  also recently won 2 2003-2003 Golden Web Awards!

Lauralee Jacks competed in the "Little Miss Sweetheart USA Nationals" in Tupelo, Mississippi. She won the title of "6 and Up Mini-Supreme" and  "Overall Personality" out of the entire pageant! She also won, 10-12 yr. division Pro-Am, Best Personality, Most Beautiful, and Best Fashion!!!

Karley MacMillan just finished her second dance recital, she participated in three separate dances in the Rhythm Nation Dance as One Dance Recital at the Elma Theater!

Amanda Miller received the 6th grade Moral Focus award for courage!

Sarah and Alyssa Petersen are performing in dance recitals.  Sarah is in Poms.  Alyssa is in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Acro-Tumbling!

Karley MacMillan was asked to do a photo shoot for VanBrunt Photography a new Glamour Photography Studio in Aberdeen!

Amanda Miller made the High honor roll and received an academic blue ribbon for the year at school. She also won the President's Academic Excellence Award for her performance on the 6th grade standardized tests, including perfect scores in several areas!

Janeane Marie Amos and Sarah Fae Petersen performed "One Voice" for over 50 people at Brighton Whoopie Days and were very well received!

Karley MacMillan and her best friend Chase Campion participated in the Universal Miss Pageant in Seattle WA. Karley won Age Division Beauty and Universal Princess and Chase won Age Division Sportswear and Supreme Beauty!

Amber Freeman and Elizabeth Weyer were in the Steamboat Days parade in Burlington Iowa and had a fantastic time. 

Amber Freeman won 2nd place in the Steamboat Days talent show with her clogging routine " Devils Dream  "

Janeane Amos, Alyssa Petersen and Sara Petersen presented their platforms for the Mt Pleasant Rotarians and were very well received They have also received a letter of endorsement admiring their platforms and goals from US Senator Tom Harkin!

Megan Smith won Adorable Miss Angelic Queen Midwest City for 2002!

Janeane Amos made 4th quarter Honor Roll in Middle School!

Meaghan Ames has been inducted into the National  Junior Honor Society, she also made the East Coast elite national competition cheerleading team and has won Junior Miss Goldenbells 2002!

Amber Freeman has had another poem published in an anthology titled "A Celebration Of Young Poets."  This is her 3rd poem to be published.  She's had poems published in 6 books now!

Marsha Thompson has won the Mrs. Kentucky "All American Face" title for 2002-2003 and will compete for the National Title in July!

Alyssa Petersen made 4th quarter honor roll for 7th grade!

Amber Freeman has made the 4th quarter honor roll for 4th graders.  She's also going to be taking 6th grade math & science classes at the middle school in the fall!

Sarah and Alyssa Petersen with their friend, Janeane Amos went to the B-100 station and got a tour of the building.  They will be going back in a few weeks to be guest DJ's!

Bre-Ann Carlisle has won first runner up and Overall most Beautiful Smile for April/May 2002 in the 2-4 year old Girls "Darling Little Miss & Mister Pageant."!

Janeane Amos was selected for next years 8th grade TAG program!

Kaelin Hoagland has won first Runner up in the 5-7 yr old Girls for the April /May" Darling Little Miss & Mister Pageant"!

Janeane Amos performed in her dance studios end of the year recital.  She sang a solo "God Bless America" danced a jazz duet, the opening number and two production numbers!

Alyssa Petersen was selected for next years 8th grade TAG program, her 5th consecutive year!

Kaelin Hoagland just Passed to 2nd Grade at Jesse Stuart Elementary having made Honor Roll All Year!

Janeane Amos made 4th quarter honor roll for 7th grade!

 Kaelin Hoagland will be attending The Summer Fine Arts Academy at the Glem Mahr Fine Arts Center where she will learn Dance, Stage Props,Theater Make-up as well as Acting,!

Elizabeth Weyer has received the President's Academic Excellence Award!

Lauralee Jacks received her final grade report and has made the Gold Honor Roll all year with a straight A+ average!!!

Amber Freeman sold raffle tickets for Sherilyn's Dance Studio to buy new equipment at there annual recital.  She also performed in 3 groups and did her tap solo!

Elizabeth Weyer has earned the rank of 2nd degree (recommended) black belt in Tae Kwon Do!

Janeane Amos made the following cheerleading squads for 2002/2003 Football, Girls Basketball, & Wrestling!

Lauralee Jacks received the President's Challenge Physical Fitness Award for the fifth grade!!!

Elizabeth Weyer was named an Outstanding Attorney at Regional Mock Trial!

Lauralee participated in the Honda's "Ride For Kids" event, an annual fundraiser for children diagnosed with brain tumors and only expected to live only five more months. Lauralee rode two hours for this good cause!

Amber Freeman has been selected in the Mt. Pleasant school Dist. plus program (People, Learning, Understanding, Searching) for the new school year!

Elizabeth Weyer has been selected as Drum Major for the middle school band for the coming school year!

Megan & Pebbles Smith will be helping out at the Sacred Heart Festival in the Altar Society Cake walk!

Janeane Amos was selected to be in a special singing group called the Gloriana Chorale and also made A honor roll for 3rd quarter!

Cynthia Bunner graduated from West Virginia University with a Master's of Science in Nursing!

Ashley Patterson was Guest of Honor at a recent dance recital!

Elizabeth Weyer's 4x800 relay team was the champion at the Southeast Iowa Superconference track meet. Her 4x400 relay team was second place!

Ashley Patterson joined a new orginization for teens volunteering through the Red Cross! She was also accepted to go to Wyoming Girls state!

Amber Freeman has had her poem " I Love To Design " chosen to be published in A Celebration Of Young Poets. The book will be out for the public in the spring of 2002!

Sarah Petersen made the 8th grade Honor Choir and has a solo in their final concert of the year!

Amber Freeman entertained at Park Place Nursing Home and New London Care Center for national Nursing Home week. The residents really enjoyed the performance and cup cakes she made for them!

Deidra Morris won Overall Tot at the Washington State Cinderella Pageant!

Amber Freeman recieved 2nd. place in the 30 and 50 yard dash in the Mt. Pleasant Elem. track & field day!

Sarah Petersen was confirmed May 18, 2002, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport, Iowa!

Amber Freeman and Janeane Amos have been selected to perform at the Steamboat celebration talent show in Burlington Iowa!

Kayla Goins auditioned for the Kentucky Baptist Junior High All-State Choir and was chosen for this elite group. She was also selected as a member of the Woodford County Middle School Softball Team!

Jeanane Amos made the 2002/2003 Mt Pleasant Middle School Color Guard!

Kayla Goins competed with the Woodford County Middle School Cheerleading Squad and they won each state competition they entered and they placed 4th overall at the JamFest National Cheerleading Competition.

Kayla Goins recently tried out for the Patriots' All-Star Cheerleading Squad and was selected for the team! She also found out she will become a big sister in October!

Ashley Jones was invited to be a special guest at a Reunion celebrating the 90th birthday of Girls Scouts where they had a fashion show with modeling of the uniforms of past decades. She and her Grandmother presented the Alexandria troop with the original flag for Girl Scout troop #1!

Ashley will also be performing with the Dance Company in their talent showcase "Happy Feet." She and her brothers collected clothes & toys to benefit children at a local homeless shelter!

Lauralee Jacks picked up litter along her hometown's local highway for the "Tennessee Adopt-A-Highway Program". She picked up litter for three hours early Saturday morning! She also participated in the "Cancer Relay For Life" where she walked thirteen laps and did a lot of fundraising for the event. She raised over $1700!!! Go Lauralee!!!

Sarah Petersen tried out and made the high school's JV Pom Squad for her 2002-2003 freshman school year!

Lauralee Jacks was named the Miss Angelic Beauty of April AND America. She was awarded a cash award for her monthly win and a savings bond for her Beauty of America win! Lauralee also won the title of "USA's Little Miss Tennessee"! She will represent her state in the Nationals to be held in Charleston, WV in November!

Megan Smith was a hostess at the annual Girl Scout Gold Award ceremony on April 28th. She gave out name tags and welcomed all who showed up. She was mentioned at the end of the ceremony and on the program!

Lauralee Jacks won 9&Up Queen and Overall Most Glamorous in the Spring is In The Air Photo Contest! Look for her bio and winning photo in an upcoming Supermodels magazine!

Amanda Miller received a first place score on her jazz solo and was third overall at Showbiz Regional Competition. Her groups placed first and second overall in small groups, large groups, and line divisions and will compete at the Diamond level at nationals in Dallas in June!

Janeane Amos Jr. High Showchoir Group Chain Reaction Performed for all the grade schools in Mt Pleasant!

Sarah Petersen presented her platform at the Mt. Pleasant Christian School!

Alyssa Petersen and Janeane Amos handed out programs and ushered at the Mt. Pleasant High School Play!

Kimberly Roderick was named Perfect Pageant Productions Plus Ms Northern California 2002!

Janeane Amos with Sarah and Alyssa Petersen, presented their platforms and entertained at Mt. Pleasant Christian School!

Elizabeth Weyer placed 1st in the 4x4, 2nd in the 200 meter hurdles and 3rd in the 4x8 at her most recent track meet. In a previous meet she earned all 2nd place ribbons. She has placed at every meet so far!

Sarah Petersen and Janeane Amos sang "One Voice" at Janeane's church in Mt. Pleasant! The congregation truly enjoyed their performance.

Sarah and Alyssa Petersen and Janeane Amos spent the afternoon talking to the kids of Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Davenport, Iowa.! They presented their platforms as well as entertained the kids.

Elizabeth Bowers was named a National finalist for Prudential Spirit of community.! She also won her state science fair for biochemistry.

Angel Blankenship tried out for the Jr high cheerleading competition squad and "I made it!"

Elizabeth Weyer participated in her first ever track meet and won first place in all her events: the 200 meter hurdles, the distance medley, and the 4x400!

Alyssa Petersen was invited back to help at the New Star Discover Baby Pageant! She had a great time being introduced as visiting royalty, telling people about the American Rose System and handing out awards.

Lauralee Jacks made Gold Honor Roll again - straight A+'s and Top Accelerated Reader award! She is also helping out at a benefit pageant here in her town where all proceeds go towards the Child Development Center which specializes in services for special needs children.

Amanda Miller competed in the regional Premier 2000 dance competition. She received a gold award for her jazz number entitled Twitter and a Platinum for her specialty piece entitled Come Dream With Me. Out of over 60 soloists, only 4 won Platnums!!

Elizabeth Bowers won the 2002 Miss Teen US National Achiever title! She also will be honored as a hometown hero on Saturday during the opening of the Little League Baseball season.

Lauralee Jacks won the title of Overall Pageant Perfection Queen in the Online Childrens Pageants (OCP) Prelim #8 contest. She also won Best Dressed and Prettiest Hair in her 9-12 age division along with taking the Overall Best Dressed and Most Likely to Succeed titles. Lauralee also won Supreme Queen in Christopher and Anthony's April Contest!

Kimberly Roderick recently attended the National US Achiever Pageant where she won an award for Best Platform, 1st Runner up for her age division, and 2nd Runner up for talent!

Alyssa and Sarah Petersen had a great time at the Miss Iowa National Teenager Pageant this weekend while cheering on friends. They both got to take tickets at the door, sell raffle tickets and were introduced as Miss American Rose Royalty!

Having received the Outstanding Senior Award (B.S. Neuroscience, 1996) when she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with College Honors and Highest Departmental Honors in her major, Dr. Nelly Amador becomes the first person in the history of the Alumni Association Awards program to have received both the Outstanding Senior Award and now that Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Ph.D. Neuroscience, 2002)!"

Megan Smith completed the requirements for the Family of God Religious Award and will receive it on April 7, 2002 at the Catholic Pastoral Center Conference Center in Oklahoma City!

Lauralee Jacks won the Cover Model title of Pageant Parade Magazine!!! Look for Lauralee to be featured in FULL color on the front cover of the May/June issue!!! Lauralee has also aquired the title of Miss Tennessee Ms. America Model of the Year 2002!!!

Megan Wettach for won the Iowa National Teenager pageant SR Division plus the community service award, 1st runner up in talent and several academic Scholarships! Janeane Amos received 1rst runner up in modeling!

Sarah Petersen will be confirmed on May 18, 2002, at Sacred Heart Cathedral!

Marsha Thompson was named National 1st Runner Up Ms Prestigious Personality 2002,Directors 'Award Prestigious Personality Elegant Lady 2002, and Pilato's Elegant Ms Angelic Queen of Madisonville 2002!

Ginny Masterani has been chosen as a member of Psi Beta (the national honor society for psychology majors)! She will be graduating from Azusa Pacific University on May 4, 2002 with a B.A. in Psychology, with an emphasis in counseling, and a minor in History, with an emphasis in European Civilization!

Elizabeth Weyer has been invited to go to a diversity conference in Des Moines and one of the speakers is the Lt. Gov!

Lauralee Jacks won another first place blue ribbon in 4-H this month for Photography! Her photograph for the Animal category was chosen for the county competition, the Lincoln County 4-H contest, in May. County winners will then go on to the district competition!

Amanda Feder's preschool class has read (or had read to them) over 1000 books! 

Megan Smith is Little Miss Pageant Gal Oklahoma City Metro 2002-03 and Pebbles Smith is Ms. Lady Pageant Gal Oklahoma City 2002-03. Pebbles was also nominated for Mom of the Year!

Megan Smith will receive her First Communion on May 5, 2002 at St. Philip Neri Church!

Amanda Miller recieved a Gold 1st place for her lyrical interpretation of Over the Rainbow and a Platinum 1st place for her jazz solo Twitter!

Ashley Jones had an interview with the Northern Virginia Journal and had a write-up in their newspaper!

Julia Boyd was crowned Miss Joshua Tree 2002! She also just received straight A's on her report card!

Elizabeth Mathews presided over the Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Natalie and Hillary Hopper competed at a large baton twirling competition in New York on March 10th. The took home 1st and 2nd Places in all of their events, and were awarded the High Point Award in each of their age divisions (twirlers with the highest overall score of the day)! Hillary also competed with her "Power Puff Girls" competition team, and they took home the gold!

Christy Younce is at the top of her class in cosmotology school in both theory and pratical!

Marsha Thompson was selected as "Mrs. Kentucky All American Face" for 2002!

Alyssa Petersen made the 7th grade Honor Choir!

Alyssa Petersen took home a silver for her tap solo "5-6-7-8" at the PDTA dance competition in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! She also attended a day's worth of workshops and made the finals in the tap and jazz auditions.

Natalie & Hillary Hopper will be performing with National award-winning children's artist Elizabeth McMahon!

Look for Lauralee Jacks in an article in the upcoming Pride of Pageantry magazine!

Alyssa Petersen was asked to come back and help with the New Star Discovery Baby Pageant in Muscatine, Iowa. She had a great time as usual handing out awards and telling some of the parents about the Miss American Rose Pageant System!

Elizabeth Weyer's school science fair project (the Effects of Analgesics on Daphnia Magna) has been chosen to go to two regional science fairs!

Ashley Patterson's mid-terms came out and she got straight A's! She will also be making an appearance at an elementary school to talk about Miss American Rose!

Elizabeth Weyer earned four blue ribbons at the Southeast Iowa Bandmaster's Association Solo and Ensemble Contest!

Lauralee Jacks made the Gold Honor Roll again with a straight 100 Average! She also received the Top Accelerated Reader Award and Top Speller Award for the first six weeks of the Spring Term.

Elizabeth Weyer helped make a radio commercial advertising her hometown! She will also help out (along with her Project Citizen Team) at her hometown's booth at a Home Show.

Lauralee Jacks won a first place blue ribbon in 4-H this month for her Demonstration Speech! Her Demonstration Speech was on Sign Language. Lauralee uses Sign Language in her volunteer work with special needs children. 

Alyssa Petersen made 1st semester honor roll!

Janeane Amos made A Honor roll for second Quarter and will have a part in the play Oliver!

Elizabeth Bowers received a distinguished finalist or bronze medal from Prudential Spirit of Community. 28000 student entered with descriptions and validation of the volunteer service they do and 300 received awards!

Christy Younce went to her Aunt's school and made valentine's with her special educations classes to be distributed to residents in nursing homes!

Sarah Petersen tried out and made "Elegance" an all-girl Show Choir for her 2002-2003 Freshman School Year!

Megan Wettach had the grand opening for her store February 18th and Governor Vilsacks wife Christy did the ribbon cutting!

Janeane Amos has been selected to be in the Iowa National Teenager Scholarship Pageant! 

Elizabeth Bowers had 3 of her 4 art entries win 1st place for district Competition, the 4th was second. Her science fair also won 1st place at district!

Christy Younce was crowned Ms. Lady Pageant Gals US!

Cassidy Barrett won Baby of the Day at Baby Pageants USA. She was also chosen as December Photo of the Month at and received a Radio Flyer Bicycle!

illary and Natalie Hopper spent an afternoon at the Groton Nursing Care Facility, visiting with elderly patients there!

Ashley Jones kicked off her reign as the 2002 Tiny National Supreme Queen with an appearance in Washington, D.C. at the National Christmas tree lighting and Pageant of Peace. She and her family also visited a memorial site at the Pentagon where she left flowers for her Sunday School teacher and others killed in the September 11 Pentagon crash.

Amanda Miller made the High honor roll for both the first and second quarter this year. This includes having the highest grade in her math class in spite of being the youngest in the group (it is a ninth grade course and she is in sixth grade)!

Lauralee Jacks is the new Little Miss Vogue February 2002! She will be modeling in a fashion show for her hometown's "Petals and Pearls" where all proceeds go to Breast Cancer Awareness!

Ashley Jones participated in her very first gymnastics show where she won an award for her performance! She also visited a local Sunrise nursing home where she danced and entertained the residents!

Amanda Miller has been crowned National Supreme Queen for Miss Achievement USA!

Ashley Jones will be participating in the George Washington birthday parade saluting America's hometown heroes!

Alyssa Petersen tried out and made the JV Competition Cheer Squad at American Twisters in Bettendorf, Iowa!

Kandice Dumas will be performing a dance for the Olympics!

Robyn Fleming was named to the highest honor role at Manteca Christian School for the 1st and 2nd quarters of this school year!

Dani Hagan (Tiny Miss Florida State Queen) won 4 & Up Overall at a Diamond USA Prelim She also won Age Division Queen, Best B & W, and Best Dressed for December's Premier Poses Photo Contest!

Elizabeth Weyer has had a self-portrait selected for exhibit, during Youth Art Month, at the Iowa Historical Society Building in Des Moines!

Ericka & Cassandra Mickus each won a 1st place in the All American Pageant which is a Christian Pageant. Ericka won Junior Miss and Cassie won Little Miss!

Robyn Fleming competed at the Rainbow Connection Talent Competition in San Jose. She recieved a 1st place award for both of her solos, One Voice and Crockadile Rock!

Tiana Fleming attended the Tracy Christmas Parade in December!

Alyssa Petersen took home a 2nd place for her new tap solo to "5-6-7-8" at the Showbiz Regional Dance Competition in Davenport, Iowa!

Elizabeth Weyer, Amber Freeman, Alyssa Petersen and Janeane Amos spent the weekend modeling at Westland Mall in Burlington, Iowa for their bridal show!

Justin Morris, out Autumn Prince, was named Student of the Month!

Megan Wettach was on Iowa- Union of the State address with Governor Tom Vilsack and was recognized as a future leader of tomorrow!

Elizabeth Weyer, Alyssa Petersen, Amber Freeman, & Janeane Amos will all be in a fashion show for Megan Wettach's dress shop!

Melissa Jackson has been asked to be the Hottie Factor Editor of Teen Scene Magazine! 

Christy Younce was awarded the title of Miss Pageant Gals National Ambassador for 2002!

Elizabeth Bowers, who won a National Duchess award, has just been named the Southeast 2002 Teen Achiever. She will attend Nationals in Little Rock Arkansas. She also just entered her 1st Art competition were she won three-First Place one-Second and an Honorable Mention. All of these works will go on to District Art Competition!

Elizabeth Weyer, Alyssa Petersen, Janeane Amos and Amber Freeman all did radio interviews at a local radio station in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa!

Angelia White helped her Mommy wrap and deliver gifts to the underprivileged! 

Jordan Miller helped deliver holiday baskets to the underprivileged!

Lauralee Jacks competed in the "Our Prissy Miss Nationals" in Birmingham, Alabama where she won Age Division Queen, Sportswear Queen, and 6 Up Overall Best Fashion. She also competed in the USA Dream Dolls Christmas Pageant and won Age Division Queen, Best Smile, Sportswear Queen, and Overall Photogenic out of the whole pageant!

Amanda Miller went to a dance convention and out of 300+ kids, Amanda came in second!

Selina Peake will graduate on Dec. 15th from college with her B.S. Degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology!

Nicole Banks recently auditioned for Annie at Lander's Theater, Springfield Little theater and won a role as an orphan,"Tessie"!

Madison Howard won Sunburst 1-2 year Overall Queen, best attire and best hair at her prelim. Then she won Hawaiian Tropic 15-23 month Christmas Queen and Best Smile!

Nick Demski, spring knight, placed 9th out of all 1st grade boys in the 1/4 mile cross country race held at his school.

Alexa Demski ran a 7:34 one-mile cross country race at her school and placed 1st out of all fourth and fifth grade girls. Alexa had the 4th best time out of the fourth and fifth grade boys too. In the International Princess Pageant, Alexa won Photogenic, Best Dressed, and Personality. She was also 1st runner up in modeling, and 2nd runner up in Beauty!

Ashley Demski competed in the International Princess Pageant and won Personality, 3rd runner up in modeling and photogenic!

Alyssa Demski won Personality, finalist in Photogenic, 2nd runner up in modeling and 3rd runner up in Beauty in the International Princess Pageant!

Elizabeth Weyer's 7th grade mock trial team placed second in regional competition--in their first competition!

Alyssa Petersen attended the Davenport Central Fire Station's 100th Anniversary then went to Miss Iowa Pre-Teen's send off party for her nationals. Alyssa had a great time and was introduced as visiting royalty! She also attended the Scott County Pageant to cheer on some friends. 

Dani Hagan was in a America's Cover Miss/Cover Boy prelim and placed 1st Runner-Up in the beauty competition, and won Best Fashion, Photogenic and Most Beautiful for her age division!

Lauralee Jacks won the 10-16 yr. Supreme Queen title in the Sept-Oct Reigning Rhinestones National Photo Contest! She also made the GOLD honor roll (Straight A's), jr captain of her cheerleading squad, and she made her community's annual fifties show audition! 

Karen Rankin-Hill gave birth to Virginia Willow on October 28th and is doing great!

Alyssa Petersen and her mother went to the New Star Discovery Beautiful Baby Pageant in Davenport. While there, Alyssa was introduced as Visiting Royalty and got to help hand out awards! Her mother got to be one of the judges.

Kimberly Roderick has been named Ms. California World Elite Plus 2002 & Ms. Plus California Achiever 2002!

Marissa Avino-Hill participated in a live pageant and took the best dressed award (3-5yr old), 2nd place Photogenic and 2nd place model!

Adrianna Griggs, Teeny Wisconsin State Queen, recently attended a Sunburst Prelim Pageant in Madison and won Queen for her age division!

Roo Hines (Spring Prince) won 2001 All American Jr. Boy Ambassador!

Elizabeth Bowers and Christy Younce will be meeting for dinner for Elizabeth's 14th birthday!

Kylie Marie- She won On October 14, 2001 Parade of Stars Regional Toddler Miss Highland sweetheart 12-23 division overall!

Kimberly Roderick competed in Vacaville, California at the Universal Miss Pageant and won "Photogenic", "Glamour", "2nd Runner-Up for the Back Cover Model", and "1st Runner-Up in Talent"!

Alyssa Petersen, Jr Miss American Rose Illinois State Queen 2001 and Elizabeth Weyer, Jr Miss American Rose Iowa State Queen 2001 were able to meet each other at the Miss Burlington Pageant, where they watched friends compete!

Alyssa Petersen won a 1st place trophy in the Halloween Costume Contest at her Bowling League's Halloween Party!

Nick Demski has joined the Tiger Scouts. He also won "5-7 Prince" for October for Teddy's Tiny Treasures photo contest!

Alyssa Demski won the "Personality" award, Alexa Demski won the "8-10 Queen" title, and Ashley Demski won the "11-14 Queen" title for October for Teddy's Tiny Treasures photo contest!

Autumn Keller recently won the title of Grand Overall Supreme Queen at the Mid-Atlantic Miss Pageant!

Kara Jean Baker attended the Ideal Miss Minnesota State Pageant as visiting royalty, during which she had the opportunity to watch her mother crowned Ideal Miss Minnesota's Overall Ms.!

Tamar Fleishman has been elected to the Board of Directors for Virtuosi of Houston!

Ericka and Cassandra Mickus entered the Miss Cover Girl and Boy Photo Contest and won. Both girls have won a year modeling contract!

Elizabeth Bowers was number one in her grade with a 4.3 GPA, she was contacted by Duke University for summer gifted classes and was invited to be an honored guest at the local Christmas parade!

Amanda Miller recently earned $150 for the Koman Breast Cancer Research Fund in a walk-a-thon!

Whitney Griffith was selected to receive the President's Student Service Award!

Sarah Perrin participated in the Huntsville preliminary for the Americas Cover Miss and Boy pageant and won the 16-25 division as well as most beautiful, best fashion, and photogenic competition!

Elizabeth Weyer has been appointed to the Board of Directors for her middle school bank!

Madison Howard won 1st runner up at California's Yuba City Pageant as well as several awards at Sunburst states!

Alyssa Petersen attended the "Pride In America" Festival in her town and was able to visit with Miss Iowa 2001!

Stacey Cronan was featured in an article in Pageantry describing how she saved a baby's life! She also won Hi-Point for America's Natural Beauties Photo Contest!

Ericka Mickus is helping raise money for animals and for the people in New

York. Cassie Mickus is getting Teddy Bears for the police department and helping raise money for the people in New York!

Whitney Griffith is the new Miss Active Teen Across Illinois!

Michaella Patrick won top award in the Amateur Jousting Club Jousting Championship!

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