Pageant season is in full swing! There has long been much controversy regarding pageants and the stigma placed on the quote-unquote focus on the “beauty” aspect of these competitions. Recently, we had the opportunity to visit with National American Miss Candidate Veronica Lynn Beauchamp, and what she’s been up to just might change your opinion on what this particular pageant stands for and what theses young ladies are focused on.
Young girls and women for that matter face all sorts of pressure. Most of us struggle with self-esteem issues in one way or another and society heavily influences women, especially in its demand for physical perfection. The National American Miss pageant focuses on self-esteem, confidence, communication skills, poise, professionalism, goal setting, leadership skills, sportsmanship, and community involvement. The National American Miss (NAM) pageants are held for girls ages 4 thru 18, and have 5 different age divisions. All activities and competitions are kept age appropriate. Girls under the age of 12 are not allowed to wear make-up, and there is NO swimsuit competition at any age level.
Miss Veronica Lynn Beauchamp, age 15, of Henderson, Nevada, has been chosen as a “State Finalist” in the National American Miss 2015 Miss Nevada/Utah Pageant. The pageant will be held on July 10 and July 11, 2015, at the beautiful JW Marriott in Las Vegas, Nevada. Veronica is participating in the “Junior Teen” age division with other outstanding young ladies from across the great states of Nevada and Utah. Winners from the State competitions will advance to the National Pageant in Hollywood, California. In addition to being chosen as a state finalist for the National American Miss pageant Veronica was selected earlier this year to represent the Clark County School District in the 2015 National Congressional Art Show with six personal entries within the “photography” division. Her dream job is to travel the world and be a photographer for National Geographic!
Her contributions of both her talent and time to our community are an outstanding example for all! From hand-crafting things for several local Veterans’ groups and Veteran centers and sending care packages to USA troops overseas to collecting unwanted bikes, trikes, scooters, and other items, to be cleaned up and donated to various shelters and families of “Wounded Warriors” organization.
Veronica also collects and donates clothing, toys, and other items for the homeless, collects and cleans gently used stuffed animals for firefighters and other first responders to give to kids in crisis, or to donate to local burn centers for recovering young patients. She eagerly hand-crafts and donates items for adoption animals at the NSPCA, including constructing homemade “cat condos” for newly arriving cats to climb in and have a place to hide out as they adjust to their new surroundings.
Veronica tells us that she is truly grateful for the generosity of her sponsors and family members that have supported her efforts towards competing as a “State Finalist” in the National American Miss 2015 Miss Nevada/Utah Pageant, “Junior Teen” division. With a very special thank you to her Great Aunt, Rosemary Seward, who made a loving tribute donation by purchasing her formal gown for the competition in Grandfather’s name (Warren Hellenthal)
Sponsors: Brenda Caruso of Universal Realty; Sherrie Hermann of Cal-Pac Painting of Nevada, Inc., Dr. Gibson and his staff at Gibson Orthodontics in Henderson, NV, The Caldwell, Fanning, Glovsky, Roe, Howell, and Burns families; the residents of Vista Grande Community; as well as several loving family members from NV, PA, FL, NY, and MI; and, her teachers and friends at Green Valley High School.
For those wishing to attend this years pageant and cheer on Miss Veronica Lynn Beauchamp’s efforts at the July 10/11 NAM Pageant please contact Veronica’s mother, Pamela Beauchamp, by calling 702-279-1793 or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, if you would like to know how to make a personal donation or sponsor Miss Veronica Lynn Beauchamp’s journey to make it to National American Miss’s 2015 NATIONAL Level Competition in Anaheim, CA, in November 2015, Pamela, Veronica’s mother will be happy to share with you Veronica’s current sponsorship goals and ways that you can be involved with her journey.