Two local girls have been selected as state finalists in the National American Miss competition and will represent their communities in Harrisburg next weekend.
Fallon Martin, 9, of Phoenixville, and Neah Davis, 11, of Collegeville, will compete in the Junior Pre-Teen and Pre-Teen divisions, respectively, at the Hilton Harrisburg on Aug. 8 and 9.
Martin’s activities include cheerleading, singing, basketball, field hockey and youth choir. She also enjoys playing with her friends and swimming. Her sponsors include the Bethel Baptist Church congregation and educational committee and Philly Fades.
Davis is interested in various sports, loves to read and is obsessed with Greek mythology. She received a Presidential Award for Academic Excellence last year. Her sponsors include Natalie and Drew Otoo, Kim and Ron Pandorf, Karisma and Terrance Gilmore, Amy Sitnick, Heather Robinson, New Vision Properties and Erica Forbes.
The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California, where she will receive an exciting complimentary tour of Hollywood and two V.I.P. tickets to Disneyland.
The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills. Each year, the pageant nationally awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and other prizes, which includes a new Ford Mustang convertible.
The National American Miss pageants are based on inner beauty as well as poise and presentation. All activities and competitions are kept age-appropriate. Girls under the age of 12 are not allowed to wear makeup, and there is no swimsuit competition. Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self-confidence, learning good sportsmanship and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant recognizes the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for her future.
Families interested in learning more about this unique and outstanding youth program may visit www.namiss.com.