Mikaela Johnson, A State Finalist in the National American Miss Missouri Pageant

Mikaela Nichelle Johnson, age 8 of Kansas City, Mo. has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National America Miss Missouri Pageant to be held June 27-28, 2014 at the beautiful Holiday Inn Executive Center In Columbia, Mo. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions. Mikaela Nichelle will be participating in the Junior Pre-Teen division this year along with other outstanding young ladies from across the great state of Missouri. This is her third year as state finalist, but was only able to compete in 2012 due to financial obstacles. 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 VIP 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 award 1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships and other prizes which includes a New Ford Mustang Convertible! The National American Miss Pageants are unlike any other. 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. The pageant program is based on inner-beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an "All-American spirit of fun for family and friends". Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self confidence, learning good sportsmanship, as well as setting and achieving personal goal. 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 Miss Mikaela Nichelle's activities include reading, making crafts, and various sports. She also enjoys practicing her guitar, and volunteering with her mom. Miss Mikaela Nichelle will be working her hardest this spring selling treats and t-shirts for her journey to Columbia, Mo. She will humbly continue to look for sponsors so she will shine her brightest on stage.

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