Miss Samantha Buchy, age 12, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Ohio Pageant to be held in July at the beautiful Crown Plaza Hotel in Columbus. The pageant is held for girls ages ten through twelve.
The National American Miss pageants are for “Today’s Girl” and “Tomorrow’s Leaders.” The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers and “All-American spirit of fun for family and friends.” Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, good attitudes about competition, and setting and achieving personal goals, and learning the importance of community service. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.
Buchy’s activities include three years on the Darke County YMCA’s competitive gymnastic team, Jr. High Theatre Workshop, Girls Scout member, World Of Life Youth Group, plus Jr. High tennis and track team member. She also enjoys singing, spending time with family and friends, and shopping!
The National American Miss Pageant holds a community service project and this year it is the collection of stuffed animals and new children’s books for distribution to area hospitals and nonprofit organizations. Miss Buchy will be hosting a local drive to collect books and bears during the month July. Please watch for more details on donation sites to participate in this event.
The following businesses are sponsoring Miss Buchy as she participates in National American Miss Ohio Pageant: The Flower Patch, Dr. Steve Stentzel – Dentist, Solutions Hair & Nail, Jim Gable State Farm Insurance, Thirty-One Gifts, Buchy Food Service and Fredonia Hardware.
The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging future leaders. Each year the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. All activities are age-appropriate and family oriented. Each state winner will participate in the National American Miss Pageant to be held in Disneyland, California later this year.
Families interested in learning more about this unique and outstanding youth program may visit ww.namiss.com