It's time to Make a Wish and Blow out your Candles!! The new Miss High School America , Miss Junior High School America and Miss Collegiate America will do just that with their custom birthday cake by Queen Bee Bakery.
A former Miss California Collegiate (2014), Makenna Barnes is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America where she graduated with an associates in baking and pastry management. She has worked for SLS Beverly Hills Hotel, Darla’s Cake Design, and is currently the Executive Pastry Chef at 1909 Temecula Restaurant.
Makenna also owns Queen Bee Bakery, providing custom cakes and desserts for private clients. She has worked on projects for Ghirardelli Chocolate and worked along side Duff Goldman.
To order your custom cakes, cookies or cupcakes email Makenna Kathleen Barnes at email@example.com
The Miss High School America Scholarship Pageant is excited to announce the 2017 Miss High School America will win a full tuition scholarship to Western State Colorado University.
Western ranks among Forbes', U.S News & World Reports' "Top Colleges"
Western State Colorado University moved up Forbes' Top Colleges list this year while also earning a spot in U.S. News & World Reports' Top Regional Universities in the West.
"We are very proud of these rankings because they reflect the tremendous value that Western brings to our students, both in terms of educational experience and return on investment through post graduate opportunities, " says President Dr. Greg Salsbury.
Located in Gunnison, Colorado, Western is a public liberal arts collegiate. When the school was established in 1901 it became the first public liberal arts college on Colorado's Western Slope. The university offers 67 undergraduate programs, and the most popular areas of study are business management and environmental studies. at 7,700 feet above sea level, Western State Colorado has one of the nations's highest elevations for a college campus. Located in the Rocky Mountains, students have access to hiking, camping climbing, and skiing. The school is marked with a large "W" that sits on Tenderfoot Mountain, overlooking the town of Gunnison, CO.
"Western is like a college like no other", says Amanda Patterson, National Director of the Miss High School America Organization. "We are truly excited to partner with Western and so honored to have this opportunity for our new national winner."
The Miss High School America Pageant Organization is excited to announce that Fello Eyewear is named as a national sponsor for the 2017 national pageants! The 2017 national winners will win a prize package from Fello Eyewear.
Fello eyewear gives back in a great way! Fello Eyewear works along side VOSH. VOSH is an organization that travels around the world and set up eye care clinics in remote locations where people don't have accessibility to eye doctors or even pharmacies with basic reading glasses. These eyecare clinics are composed of volunteers and optometrists and each clinic will treat thousands of people. The services the clinic provides ranges from treating cataracts to creating customized reading glasses.
"When we decided to start Fello we wanted to work with a purposeful organization like VOSH because we believe the world is a better place when we all lend a helping hand which is how we came up with our slogan: 'Help a Fello Out' " , said founder Jonathan Kassan
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The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce that each national winner will be awarded a $10,000 cash scholarship to be paid to the university/school of their choice! The Livingston Foundation has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships over the last 7 years. We are so thankful to the Livingston Foundation for their support of the Miss High School America Organization and our national winners.
The Miss High School America Organization is named in the Top 10 National Teen Pageants of 2015 by Pageant Planet. The Miss High School America Organization focuses on academic achievement and community service involvement. Our national and state winners promote our national platform BRAVE througout the USA.
Founded in 1998, Pageant Center has been an informational portal devoted to pageants. They continue to recognize the contributions pageants make to women's lives worldwide.
The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce the 2017 national winners will receive a wonderful chocolate prize package from Chuao Chocolatier.
Chuao Chocolatier (pronounced chew-WOW) is the first Venezuelan Chocolatier based in the United States and Southern California’s premier artisan chocolatier.
Founded in 2002 by Master Chef Michael Antonorsi and his brother Richard Antonorsi, Chuao Chocolatier is on a mission to spread joy to all by arousing the senses with delicious chocolate experiences
Initially, the company started with a single boutique in Encinitas, CA featuring a one-of-a-kind confectionary menu of chocolate bars, bonbons, truffles and drinking chocolate. Their signature flavor was Spicy Maya, a modern twist on the Mayan’s ancient drinking chocolate recipe, infused with cinnamon, pasilla chile and cayenne pepper. The Spicy Maya flavor has since extended across all of Chuao’s product lines.
Creative flavor combinations are at the heart of Chuao Chocolatier’s decadent chocolate experience including: Firecracker, a chipotle caramel fudge truffle with popping candy, a hint of salt, and dark chocolate and Pan Con Chocolate, a dark chocolate bonbon filled with toasted Panko bread crumbs, olive oil ganache with a touch of sea salt.
"Creative flavor combinations are at the heart of Chuao Chocolatier’s decadent chocolate experience…"
Chuao Chocolatier has expanded the menu to include numerous drinking chocolate and espresso beverages, gelatos and seasonal creations. They now own and operate two chocolate cafes in San Diego county.
Today, you can discover Chuao Chocolatier across the United States at fine specialty retailers including Whole Foods Market, Dean and Deluca, and Crate & Barrel, as well as fine restaurants & hotels including Omni Hotels and W Hotels nationwide.
For more information go to: http://chuaochocolatier.com
It's a 3Peat!! The Miss High School America Organization is named in the Top 10 National National Pageants of 2016 by Pageant Planet. This is the second year the organization has been recognized for this prestigious award. The Miss High School America Organization focuses on academic achievement and community service involvement. Our national and state winners promote our national platform BRAVE througout the USA.
Founded in 1998, Pageant Center has been an informational portal devoted to pageants. They continue to recognize the contributions pageants make to women's lives worldwide.
"To be recognized by Pageant Planet again this year is truly an honor for our organization!", said director Amanda Patterson. "So many great things are happening this coming year. We are so very excited for our organization"
The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce Debbie Carroll designs as a national sponsor. The 2017 national winners will win a custom interview dress by Debbie Carroll Designs. Debbie Carroll is fast becoming the number one designer in Las Vegas. Debbie’s style represents elegance, sophistication, class and glamour, which she successfully captures in all her designs. Debbie specializes in women’s fashion and has designed custom apparel for 100’s of clients worldwide including many celebrities and red carpet event clients.
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Ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Have you wondered what it feels like to be in Zero G? Do you want to engineer your own robotic rover and launch a rocket?
Well our national queens will!! The new 2017 Miss High School America, Miss Junior High School America and Miss Collegiate America will go to Space Center University at the nonprofit space museum Space Center Houston.
The Miss High School America and Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, owner of Space Center Houston, are partnering to award our national queens the experience of a lifetime. Space Center University is a challenging five-day engineering mission that facilitates teamwork, problem-solving, communication and adaptation to unexpected problems. Students will develop tools to improve critical-thinking skills, creativity, fiscal responsibility and the drive to be successful.
Learn about rocket science, have direct interaction with real NASA experts and enjoy brunch with an astronaut! Tour actual facilities where today’s astronauts, scientists and engineers work. Visit Mission Control and Rocket Park as well as Space Center Houston’s extensive space museum collection with over 400 things to see and do. Compete to be the best team, push your boundaries and expand your horizons. At the end of the week, receive an Official Space Center University Graduation Certificate. Your adventure awaits!
Students from every continent in the world except Antarctica have participated in Space Center University including students from Australia, Canada, China, Columbia, India, Israel, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Taiwan, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
To learn more about Space Center Houston and Space Center University go to: www.spacecenter.org
The Miss High School America Pageant Organization is so honored to announce that Trace Schoenhofer is once again named the official artist of the 2017 Miss High School America Pageant Organization. All three national winners will win a custom oil painting by Trace.
“ Doing what you love is key to success, Schoenhofer notes, No matter what you dream of doing or how out of reach it seems, it is possible if you dedicate your efforts to that dream.”
Just recently Schoenhofer painted an oil on canvas portraiture of our 2014 Miss High School America ~ Lexi Collins. Our 2014 Miss Collegiate America, Megan Gordon and Miss Junior High School America, Rylie Spicker. They were presented their custom oils on stage during the national competition this past July in Orlando, Florida.
For more information on Trace Schoenhofer you can go to: http://www.traceartproject.com/
Miss Junior High School America, Miss High School America, and Miss Collegiate America visited our nationacl capital this past January. The national queens and several of our state queens toured Washington DC and other historical attractions. The girls toured The Capitol, visited Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Centenary, the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, Mount Vernon, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and other natioanl memorials and monuments. On Sunday evening the girls ended their DC trip with dinner and a limo ride to Titanic: The Musical at Signature Theature.
This marks the 5th year for our national queens annual trip to Washington DC.
The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce Mary-Marsha Riley as a national sponsor. Located in Tennessee, Mary-Marsha is a professional personal trainer working with contestants in all systems. Mary-Marsha will be awarding our three national winners personal training sessions. For more information on Mary-Marsha Riley you can go to:
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The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce the 2017 national winners will be awarded a photoshoot with Angel Studios of Easley, South Carolina.
Angel Samples is a nationally and internationally award winning photographer and business owner in Easley South Carolina. In November of 2014, Angel expanded her photography business moving into a 3500sq ft building in beautiful downtown Easley. With her expansion another dream of Angels was created, Angel Studios Boutique. Through Angel Studios Boutique Angel is able to share her passion for style by offering some of the latest and greatest fashion trends.
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This past November, Miss Junior High School America, Miss High School America, and Miss Collegiate America went out of this world at the Space Center Houston for Space Camp.
Our 2016 National winners, Novalee, Kennedy, and Amberly attended a week long competition with rocket design, Mars habitat, rover, cryogenics, heat shield competition, underwater engineering challenge and more!
" Day one at Space Camp is in the books! I had so much fun as a Space Center University student at the Space Center Houston with my sister queens! From touring the Johnson Space Center, to winning our first challenge, and placing 2nd in our thermal shield experiment, I'd say we had a pretty cool first day! We also made a new Australian friend and worked with people from Spain, Malaysia, Philippines, and the U.K.! This experience is definitely out of this world! I'm so excited for the rest of the week!", Kennedy Chase, Miss High School America 2016.
After a week competing in various competitions against other teams from various countries, the girls and their teammate Robert finished with the highest overall score, winning the highest honor award at the camp.
More about the Space Center Houston:
Fun and engaging education - Educational emphasis is placed on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a fun and engaging way. It uses space exploration to inspire wonder and interest in science and math. More than 100,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to take part in extraordinary learning opportunities. Inspiring young people to choose careers in STEM is one of the outcomes of their program. Education programs are based on data-supported evidence of effective learning and teaching methods.
Educational complex and space museum - The center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program – all for one admission price. The experience is designed to engage adults and children alike. There is always something new at Space Center Houston with an amazing array of traveling exhibits and astounding events. Space Center Houston has the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for public view. Known around the world as the home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control and astronaut training, guests are taken behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center.
The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation’s education department at Space Center Houston is among the nation’s leading science-education resources. Their programs are based on national science standards and focus on science, technology, engineering and math to help adults and children think critically, learn about the past, present and future of America’s space flight program and build a greater understanding of the world. The children they teach and inspire today could be among the first humans to walk on Mars. Discover and explore our many educational programs, events and exhibits by visiting https://spacecenter.org/ education-programs/.
Miss Junior High School America, Miss High School America, and Miss Collegiate America enjoyed a FABULOUS weekend getaway to Las Vegas, Nevada this last December for a fun filled weekend. Their trip included a profession photoshoot with award winning studio, Son Studios. Our 2016 national winners, Novalee, Kennedy, and Amberly were treated like royalty during their time in the Entertainment Capital of the World, where their days were filled with shopping, dinning and taking in the sights.
The girls stayed at the beautiful Venetian luxury hotel. The trip highlight was a photoshoot with our national sponsor and world famous Son Studios. Hair and makeup was provided by the national sponsor, Austin Ryde. This is the 4th year for the annual trip to Vegas!
The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce that Western Vamp will be awarding our current and the 2017 national winners a custom pair of Western Vamp Boots.
About the Designer:
Adorning her own vintage western boots was just natural for designer Sherri Montgomery. Surprising was the genuine joy and energy they created, and how she felt wearing them. “It was empowering!” Encouraged by other women, Sherri decided the time was right to share that fabulous energy. Vamps were realized as her tribute to the strength and beauty of all things feminine.
As for your unique pair of Vamps, Sherri will pour her whole self into their creation. The time, energy, and passion spent is clear, they are each a work of art. Throughout the creative process Sherri is available to you and will keep you up to date as she fashions. Before you know it your Vamps will arrive!
The Miss High School America Pageant Organization is excited to announce Wendy Mignot Designs as a national sponsor for the 2017 Miss High School America, Miss Junior High School America and Miss Collegiate America national pageants. The 2017 national winners will win a gift certificate from Wendy Mignot Designs.
From gracing the cover of Vanity Fair, to designing for Hollywood's A-list,Wendy Mignot's designs represent elegance and sophistication. Wendy Mignot captures the character and heritage of the Mignot French connection, as well as the design aesthetic that has become a world-renowned brand in defining Gypset Style and Bohemian Chic fashion.
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The Miss High School America Organization is excited to once again announce Eye for Design as a national sponsor. Eye for Design will be awarding our national winners a custom hair extension prize package!
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So very excited to announce that Dazzle's of South Carolina is awarding all three national winners a $500 certificate! Thank you Dazzles!!! Thank you Jill!!
Dazzles is the premier pageant and formal wear destination in the Southeast. We provide clients with the latest styles and trends in pageant, prom, and cocktail dresses, interview suits, pageant swimwear, shoes, and accessories.
Dazzles highly trained staff is here to guide you every step of the way with our exceptional one-on-one customer service. For us, the ultimate goal is to make you feel as dazzling as possible when you walk across the stage, so you are able to compete with confidence! We also offer one-on-one consultations for our prom girls to ensure you are the belle of the ball!
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The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce that Bass Fine Jewelry of Bossier City, Louisiana is named the official jeweler of the 2017 Miss High School America, Miss Junior High School America and Miss Collegiate America Pageant. Bass Fine Jewelry will be awarding our 2017 national winners a custom diamond ring created to look like their national crowns.
Bass Fine Jewelry is located in Bossier City, Louisiana. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/Bass-Fine-Jewelry-294840827295605/…
The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce Splash Salon as a national sponsor! Splash The Salon in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be awarding the 2017 national winners with a $1,000 product prize package!
Thank you Rodney Hullender of Splash The Salon for this awesome award!
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The Miss High School Organization is very excited to announce that Magic Springs and Crystal Water Park will be sponsoring the 2017 Miss High School America, Miss Collegiate America, Miss Junior High School America Pageants and the 2017 Crown Academy! The contestants will enjoy a fun filled day at Magic Springs and Crystal Water Park!
Magic Springs Water and Theme Park is located in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas and offers the state's only theme park, water park and concert amphitheater in one location!!
There she is..... Miss America 2017! On Sunday night, September 11, Miss Arkasnas Savvy Shields was crowned Miss America 2017. "We loved her, America is going to love her!", said Amanda Patterson, President of the Miss High School America Organization. "Savvy is the type of girl, that when she walks in a room, she makes you feel special. She's just that kind of girl."
Savvy was crowned Miss Collegiate America in 2013.
The Miss High Shool America Organization is so very excited to watch Savvy in her journey as Miss America 2017!
The Miss High School America Organization announced today the 2017 venue for the national pageants. The Robinson Auditorium will host the 2017 Miss High School America, Miss Collegiate America and Miss Junior High School America Pageant.
Robinson Center is a landmark facility in the heart of downtown Little Rock, featuring an all new conference cneter and world-class performance theater. After undergoing a $70 million dollar renovation, the Robinson Auditorium will reopen in November 2016.
The Miss High School America Organization announced today the 2017 Miss High Shcool America, Miss Junior High School America and Miss Collegiate America natioannl pageants will be held in Little Rock, AR.
BACK TO BACK! The Miss High School America Organization is named in the Top 10 National National Pageants of 2015 by Pageant Planet. This is the second year the organization has been recognized for this prestigious award. The Miss High School America Organization focuses on academic achievement and community service involvement. Our national and state winners promote our national platform BRAVE througout the USA.
Founded in 1998, Pageant Center has been an informational portal devoted to pageants. They continue to recognize the contributions pageants make to women's lives worldwide.
"To be recognized by Pageant Planet again this year is truly an honor for our organization!", said director Amanda Bennefield. "I hope our pageant system will continue to grow and have a positive impact on the pageant society"
Our winners will always be in style during their appearances dressed by Blush of Benton!
The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce Blush of Benton as a national sponsor. Blush of Benton will be awarding our 2016 national winners a $1000 wardrobe certificate.
Blush of Benton is a locally owned boutique that represents women of all ages & styles! Our collection includes: handbags, shoes, clothing, jewelry, scarves, and more!! We offer a unique assortment of clothing that fits a wide variety of styles, shapes, and budgets! Some of our favorite lines include: Karlie Clothes, Chaser Brand, By Together Apparel, Show Me your MuMu, Élan, and many many more!
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The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce Sea World~ San Antonio as a national sponsor!! This year's national contestants will enjoy a fun filled day at the park!!
"SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS). For more than 50 years, we have been a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable our guests to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share.
We also are one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a worldwide leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for one of the largest animal collections on the North American continent and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is best known for our 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 23 million guests in 2013, and the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, and Sesame Place® brands. Each of our theme parks offer a distinct entertainment experience that connects guests to the world and to one another.
In 2011, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment began expanding our popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television and digital media and began developing new lines of licensed consumer products.
Our company employs more than 23,000 team members nationwide." ~ Sea World Theme Parks
We are excited to announce the 2016 Miss High School, Miss Collegiate And Miss Junior High School America Arrival Ceremony will be held at the historic Arneson River Theater on the banks of the San Antonio River!!
The Arneson River Theater in San Antonio was established in 1939 by the Works Project Administration. The Work Projects Administration was erected by Franklin D. Roosevelt as a way to employ construction workers during the great depression. Arneson River Theater has a long history of providing entertainment to a variety of audiences. The theatre was even featured in a 2000 comedy film called Miss Congeniality.
A new chapter starts today!! The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce The Crown Academy! The purpose of the program is to introduce girls to the Miss High School School America Organization who have an interest in community service and possibly someday competing in the Miss High School America national pageants. It is also for girls who want to support a particular contestant by representing her during national pageant week in San Antonio, TX next summer 2016! Crown Academy Participates will have the opportunity to take part in the exciting Miss High School America national pageant week! (July 11-16, 2016)
The program is for girls ages 5-12 years of age.
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The Miss High School America Pageant announced today, the 2016 Natioanl Pageants will be held at the San Antonio Convention Center in the Lila Cockrell Theatre. The Lola Cockrell Theatre (TLC), nameds after a former Mayor of San Antonio, is located downtown San Antonio on the River Walk.
Preliminary Competition will be held July 15, 2016 at 6:00PM.
Final Competitions will be held July 16, 2016 as 7:00PM.
For more information go to: www.AmericasHighSchoolPageant.com
The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce the 2016 National Pageants will be back in San Antonio, TX ~ July 11-16, 2016! From the Missions to the Hill Country, San Antonio offiers so many things for visitors to see and do, ranging from theme parks to the River Walk lined with restuarants, patios, galleries and shops. San Antonio is a family friendly, historic, excitiing city!
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In the 6th year, the Miss High School America Pageant Organization is announced in the Top 10 by Pageant Center! The Miss High School America Pageant was named #2 and the Miss Collegiate America Pageant was named #3 in the Top 10 of scholarship pageants in the USA!
Founded in 1998, Pageant Center has been a informational portal devoted to pageants. They have continued to recognize the contributions pageants make to women's lives worldwide.
"To be recognized by Pageant Center was truly a honor" said National Director, Amanda Patterson. " I am hoping that our system will continue to grow and have a positive impact on the pageant society."
Amanda Patterson, President of the Miss High School America Organization, announced today the continuing partnership between the Miss High School America Organization and People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences.
The Miss High School America Pageant will award a full-tuition travel scholarship to the new 2015 Miss High School America on behalf of People to People Ambassador Programs. With this scholarship, the winner will have the opportunity to travel on one of the following amazing winter break programs offered by People to People: Holiday Magic in London, Mediterranean Holiday: Barcelona to Rome, Service and Spirit in India, or Mystical Mountains and Incan Adventures in Peru.
Lexi Collins, Miss High School America 2014, traveled with People to People on the Holiday Magic in London adventure over the 2014 winter break.
"Hey Amanda! I am having the time of my life here in London, so in love with the city... I'm having a blast!!! Today I visited Rochester and Canterbury and saw some amazing castles and cathedrals. Looking forward to the firework show overlooking Big Ben and The Eye tomorrow for New Years!", said Collins during her London visit.
The 2013 Miss High School America winner, Annie Jorgensen from Wisconsin, traveled with People to People Ambassador Programs to Europe on a life-changing journey through Spain, France, and Italy.
"My Mediterranean Holiday with People to People was an unforgettable experience," said Jorgensen. "I loved being able to travel to 5 different countries with new friends from all over. I learned so much and cherished every memory. This opportunity to travel with People to People has opened up my eyes to the world, and I am excited to continue to travel and become a global citizen.”
People to People has traveled more than 500,000 students like Jorgensen to all seven continents, with a mission to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange. People to People offers students travel programs in both summer and winter.
"We are proud to be involved with the Miss High School America pageant with its strong core values of supporting young people in their personal and professional development,” says People to People Ambassador Programs CEO Tony Dombrowik. "The global workplace and economy demand young people have a level of cultural awareness and global aptitude that cannot be taught in a classroom environment. We are happy to offer this opportunity to the MHSA community.”
This marks the third year that the Miss High School America Organization will offer a global travel opportunity to its national titleholder.
"We are so honored to partner with such a prestigious and honorable organization as People to People Ambassador Programs. This will be an opportunity like no other for our new Miss High School America to expand her cultural awareness and develop as a global citizen,” Amanda Patterson said.
About People to People Ambassador Programs
People to People Ambassador Program is the world's most recognized educational travel provider. Since the 1960s, more than 500,000 people from around the world have traveled with People to People Ambassador Programs to help further global understanding through cross-cultural exchange. Offering unmatched safety measures and unparalleled access to foreign cultures and countries, People to People Ambassador Programs promotes personal success in a globalized world and fosters international friendships for both students and professional adults.
People to People Ambassador Programs is the exclusive educational travel provider of People to People International (PTPI), a nonprofit organization founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to promote peace through understanding worldwide. Together, PTPI and People to People Ambassador Programs are united in a mission to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange. For more information, please visit www.peopletopeople.com.
As part of her prize package, Miss Collegiate America 2014, Megan Gordon, traveled to India during her winter break this year with People to People Ambassador Programs. When asked what was the highlight of her trip, Gordon said she had to name a top 5.
"Top 5 highlights of my trip? Wowza! Where do I begin???,” said Gordon.
"Well here goes,
5) Being greeted with "Leis of Marigold” upon our arrival. In the Indian culture, the colors of the flowers on the lei signify good luck, courtesy, and happiness.
4) Flying kites with one of the young gentleman at the school we visited on our "Service in India” day
3) Riding camels through the village in which we helped clean the streets!
2) Shopping in Jaipur (The Pink City), it truly was such a magical place…very colorful and full of life!
1) Walking into the Taj Mahal!!!!!! I remember thinking to myself, "wait, isn’t this one of the 7 wonders of the world??” I still can’t believe I experienced that once in a lifetime event.
Someone asked me did I feel prepared once I got to India and to be honest, I truly believe that you can never fully prepare yourself for those life-altering moments. Traveling to India was one of those moments for me. So, I felt comfortable. But, as far as feeling completely prepared, there’s no way I could have been because everyday brought such thrilling and eye-opening surprises and experiences. "~ Gordon
About People to People:
For 50 years, People to People Ambassador Programs has provided educational travel for students across the globe. Located in Spokane, WA, People to People Ambassador Programs is home to more than 200 employees who are dedicated to the design and delivery of each People to People program.
With more than 20,000 Ambassadors traveling annually, People to People Ambassador Programs continues to play a significant role in increasing global awareness.
As one of the world's most recognized and respected educational travel providers, People to People Ambassador Programs travels both students and professionals around the globe.
B.R.A.V.E. promotes Building Respect and Value for Everyone through classroom, library, and community presentations to school-aged children and their parents to create awareness and to promote a bully-free and safe environment. Our mission is to reduce the effects of bullying and awareness of bullying in schools and communities.
The 2014 Miss High School America was crowned in Orlando, Florida on July 6, 2014. Miss Ohio High~ Lexi Collins was crowned Miss High School America 2014.
Lexi won a $10,000 scholarship and amazing prize package including a $3,000 wardrobe (Sponsored by Henri's Cloud Nine), travel to Vegas, Washington DC, photoshoots, wardrobe and much more!
Lexi also was awarded award a full tuition travel scholarship by the Miss High School America organization on behalf of People to People Ambassador Programs to travel on a Mediterranean Holiday: Barcelona to Rome, Service and Spirit in India, or Mystical Mountains and Incan Adventures in Peru.
In 1956, President Eisenhower envisioned world peace and his solution was the People to People movement. For more than 50 years, People to People has changed the world through educational student travel; with the mission to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange, creating global citizens and making the world a better place for future generations.
As one of the world's most recognized and respected educational travel providers, People to People travels both students and professionals around the globe. With more than 20,000 Ambassadors traveling annually, People to People plays a significant role in increasing global awareness.
"We are proud to be involved with the Miss High School America pageant with its strong core values of supporting young people in their personal and professional development,” says People to People Ambassador Programs interim CEO Tony Dombrowik. "We hope that the winner will not only understand and communicate the importance of global awareness in today’s world, but she will also have the adventure of a lifetime!”
This marks the second year for the Miss High School America Organization to offer a global travel opportunity to its national titleholder.
"We are so honored to partner with such a prestigious and honorable organization as People to People Ambassador Programs. This will be an opportunity like no other for our new Miss High School America to expand her cultural awareness toward becoming a global citizen.”~ Amanda Patterson
For more information on the People to People Ambassador Programs and the Miss High School Pageant, visit their websites at www.peopletopeople.com and www.americashighschoolpageant.com
Do you know who was the 2014 New Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards??
The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce the 2014 national winners will get to be a VIP guest at an upcoming Justin Moore Concert! National queens will receive VIP treatment with an all expense trip to a Justin Moore Concert in 2014-2015! VIP Guest will receive: VIP Access and Concert Tickets!
Check out Justin's new album~ Off The Beaten Path
QUEENS TOUR THE NATION'S CAPITAL
In January, Miss High School America, Miss Collegiate America and Miss Junior High School America toured the nation's capital, Washington DC. This was the first year the organization opened the annual trip up to state title holders. Queens from around the nation, met up in Washington DC to visit our national monuments.
While in D.C., the title holders visited many of our nation's historical monuments. The girls toured the Capital, Mount Vernon, The Smithsonian, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, and other historical places. The girls also enjoyed a Broadway Production at the Kennedy Center.