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Saturday, November 17, 2018, 3:02 am
Scholarships Announced

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 $300,000 in scholarships over the last 9 years. We are so thankful to the Livingston Foundation for their support of the Miss High School America Organization and our national winners.

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 1:03 am
Miss High School America will win a Jeep!

MISS HIGH SCHOOL AMERICA 2019 WILL WIN A BRAND NEW JL JEEP WRANGLER SPORT WITH A $5,000 ACCESSORY UPGRADE PACKAGE BY MOPAR!!  

Sponsored by Steve Landers Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Little Rock, Arkansas and the Miss High School America Organization.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:02 am
$70,000 Prize Package Announced

Nationanl Prize Package Announed! 

2019 National winners will win a prize package totally over $70,000 in scholarship, trips, wardrobe, travel, photoshoots, services and prizes! 

If you would like to be apart of something great, please contact us at 
www.americashighschoolpageant.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 2:02 am
Sunglass LA Named as National Sponsor

There is only one way to have a different pair of sunglasses for every outfit, and that is by checking out the Official Sunglass Sponsor of the Miss High School America Pageant Organization, @sunglass.la 

The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce Sunglass. LA will be awarding our 2019 national winners with an amazing sunglass prize package. 

Photos by Amelia Blaire

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 2:03 am
Aqua Hair Named as National Sponsor

The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce Aqua Extensions as a national sponsor of the 2019 Miss High School America National Pageants. Aqua Extensions will be awarding the new 2019 national winners with hair extensions! 
For more information about Aqua Extensions go to: 
https://www.facebook.com/AquaHairExtensions/

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 1:03 am
Kattie Hansen Photography Named as National Sponsor

The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce Kattie Hansen Photography as a 2019 national sponsor. The 2019 national winners will win a photoshoot with Kattie Hansen as part of their national prize package! 

https://www.facebook.com/QueenBeeStudios/

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:09 am
Artist Named as National Sponsor

The Miss High School America Pageant Organization is so honored to announce that Trace Schoenhofer is once again named the official artist of the 2019 Miss High School America Pageant Organization!

He has painted hundreds of professional sports figures and public figures.
Since 2014, Schoenhofer has painted an oil on canvas portraiture of our 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and now the 2019 national winners. Our current 2018 national winners, will be presented their oils onstage during the national pageant.
We are excited to once again announce our new national winners will be awarded a beautiful custom oil by Trace Schoenhofer.

“ 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.”

For more information on Trace Schoenhofer you can go to: http://www.traceartproject.com/

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:04 am
Elite Custom Cleaning names as National Sponsor

The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce Elite Custom Cleaning as a national sponsor for the 2019 national pageants! Elite will be awarding services to our national winners ($600 value)! 
Runner-Ups will also receive services. 

For more information you can go to: 
https://www.facebook.com/EliteCustomCleaningCompany/

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 3:04 am
The Tiny Closet Names as National Sponsor

The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce The Tiny Closet Boutique at a national sponsor. The Tiny Closet Boutique will be awarding our three national winners with a $500 gift certificate to their online boutique. 
To shop or learn more about the Tiny Closet, go to:
Instagram: shopthetinycloset

https://www.facebook.com/shopthetinycloset/

Monday, October 1, 2018, 2:04 am
Indigo Named as National Sponsor

The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce Indigo Little Rock as a national sponsor. Indigo will be awarding our 2019 national winners with a wardrobe and gift prize package. 

Indigo will also be giving our families and contestants a shopping discount during the national pageant week. 

https://www.facebook.com/IndigoLittleRock/

Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:02 am
Dazzles
 
 

DAZZLES 

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! 

For more information on Dazzles: 

https://www.facebook.com/ shop.dazzles?fref=ts

 Or go to:

http://www.shopdazzles.com/

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2:03 am
Mele and Co Sponsorship
The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce our 2019 Miss High School America, Miss Junior High School America and the new Miss Collegiate America will win a beautiful jewelry box from Mele & Co.
 
"Thank you so much to Mele & CO for the beautiful jewelry box. This is something that I will be able to cherish for years and remember the memories that went along with it as Miss Junior High School America 2014. I am so grateful to have received this gift." ~Rylie Spicker~ MISS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AMERICA 2014
 
"Every time I have a guest in my room they point out my beautiful jewelry box. My Mele & CO jewelry box is something that will stay with me my entire life. Not only does it hold my jewelry, but it holds my memories of being Miss High School America. Thank you Mele & CO for a gift that will stay with me forever!" ~Lexi Collins~ MISS HIGH SCHOOL AMERICA 2014
 
" I absolutely love the uniqueness of the timeless beauty of my jewelry box from Mele & Co. It not only stores my special jewelry but also the special memories I've mace during this amazing year! Thank you so much 
Mele & Co. for your sponsorship!" ~ Megan Gordon, MISS COLLEGIATE AMERICA 2014
 
For more information on Mele & Co. go to:
http://www.melejewelrybox.com
 
 
Sunday, September 2, 2018, 2:02 am
CHANEL Named as National Makeup Sponsor

CHANEL the official makeup sponsor of the Miss High School America Organization.
The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce CHANEL as a national sponsor for the 2019 national pageants. The 2019 national winners will win $500 of CHANEL products awarded by the CHANEL Experts of Dillard's Park Plaza Mall.
Shop CHANEL: 

https://www.chanel.com/us/?fbclid=IwAR1v8jDVfMErA8de7P1bI9dBR6olASNvm1CqN32dePeud0aAR7B6eCjMm_0

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 1:02 am
Benjamin Walk National Shoe Sponsor

The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce Benjamin Walk as a national sponsor. Benjamin Walk will be awarding the 2019 national winners with a awesome shoe prize package. 

https://www.facebook.com/benjaminwalkcorp/

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 1:02 am
10, 9, 8, 7, 6......

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 2016 queens did, and so will our 2017 Miss High School America, Miss Junior High School America and Miss Collegiate America! The new national winners 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:  https://spacecenter.org

Friday, August 24, 2018, 1:02 am
National Pastry Chef Named as National Sponsor

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/cookies 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 makennabarnes5@gmail.com

Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:02 am
National Queens will set Sail

2018 National Winners will be Setting Sail! 

Excited to announce travel agent Dance Brunswick and 101- Vacations as a national sponsor of the 2018 and 2019 national pageants!

The 2019 national winners will win a 5 day Western Caribbean Cruise sponsored by Dance Brunswick, travel agent at 101-Vacations.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 4:03 am
Flawless Babe Named as a National Sponsor

The Miss High School America Pageant is excited to announce Flawless Babe as a national sponsor for the 2019 national pageant. Flawless Babe will be awarding our 2019 national winners with a boutique wardrobe gift certificate. 

https://www.facebook.com/flawlessbabeboutique/…

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 1:02 am
Bass Jewelers Named as National Jewelry Sponsor

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 2019 Miss High School America, Miss Junior High School America and Miss Collegiate America Pageant. Bass Fine Jewelry will be awarding our 2019 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/…

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 1:02 am
Mr and Mrs Howard Duty Honor our National Winners
The 2019 national winners will win a beautiful Swarovski Crystal Christmas 2019 Ornament to remember their year as national title holders. The beautiful ornament will be gifted by Mrs Stephanie and Mr Howard Duty of Little Rock, AR. Thank you Mrs Stephanie and Mr Howard for all your support and love to the Miss High School America Pageant over the years!
 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:02 am
Henri's Named as National Wardrobe Sponsor for the 10th Year
The Miss High School America Organization is pleased to announce once again that Henri's Cloud Nine is named the national wardrobe sponsor for the 2019 MISS HIGH SCHOOL AMERICA, MISS COLLEGIATE AMERICA and MISS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AMERICA PAGEANT. National winners will look fabulous in their wardrobe awarded by Henri's Cloud Nine! Each national winner will be awarded $3000 in wardrobe of their choice!
 
All national contestants will be awarded a Ashley Lauren opening number dresses sponsored by Henri's Cloud Nine.
 
During the national pageant week, Henri's will sponsor the Annual Banquet and Red Carpet Event at the Arkansas Statehouse Covention Center.
 
Henri's Cloud Nine of Minerva, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio is the national wardrobe provider for the Miss High School America Organization. Meg Walters and the Henri's Team puts the crowning touch on everything you need to make sure you light up on the stage. Henri's has all the designers in stock such as Sherri Hill, Tony Bowls, Claire's Collection, Jovani Couture, and Jonathan Kayne. Along with in stock merchandise, Henri's offers customizations on any dress in order to make your evening gown vision a reality.
 
Henri's Team of pageant consultants are highly trained and educated in every aspect of all pageant systems. Consultants work closely with all the top designers in order to bring you custom creations. Be sure and meet Henri's staff at the 2019 Natioanal Pageant held June 24-29 in Little Rock, AR.
 
For more information on Henri's Cloud Nine:
Henri's Cloud Nine is a premier Sherri Hill & Jovani prom dress shop located in Minerva & Columbus Ohio with the hottest dresses all year long.
Go to:
www.Henris.com
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 2:05 am
Stephanie Somers Named As National Sponsor
The Miss High School America Organization is thrilled to announce Stefanie Somers as the newest national sponsor!!! Each national queen will receive a Stefanie Somers earring prize package!!
 
https://www.facebook.com/StefanieSomersCollection/?timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=747442504&fref=tag
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 1:01 am
Rockland Luggage

The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce the 2019 national winners will travel in-style with their new luggage from Rockland Luggage Company.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 3:03 am
Ashley Lauren named as National Sponsor
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 4:04 am
MMG- Model and Talent Management named as National Sponsor
The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce MMG- Modeling and Talent Management of New York and LA as a national sponsor of the 2019 national pageants. MMG will be awarding the 2019 Miss High School America, Miss Junior High School America and Miss Collegiate America a guaranteed contract for NY and/or LA representation for modeling and/or acting. The award will also include a NYC Photoshoot with a NYC fashion photographer and stylist.
The top 15 in each division will be offered a modeling/acting contract and awarded a prize package.
MMG is recognized nationally and internationally as a highly successful model and talent management company and ranked by IMDB in the top 1% of all television and film management. MMG is headquartered in New York City and works closely with associated companies in LA, Toronto, Vancouver, Europe and Asia; this provides a unique advantage to their talent by opening up opportunities worldwide, which enables talent from each company to move from market to market with ease at a moment's notice and effortlessly be represented by any of the local offices.
MMG prides itself on their uncanny ability to recognize and develop talent of all ages and markets, representing a vast range of demographics including; babies, children, teens, adults and seniors. Through utilizing their strong working and professional relationships with agencies, managers, production companies and casting directors on a global scale, MMG is able to keep their finger on the pulse of the entertainment industry and position themselves at the forefront of model and talent development.
As full-service Management Company MMG represents Actors, Actresses, Hosts, Artists and Models in the vast spectrum of Film, Television, Commercials, Voiceovers, Music, Appearances and Print. MMG talent can be seen in many current print ad campaigns, magazines, feature films, television shows, and commercials.
For more information on MMG go to:
http://www.nymmg.com/index.cfm
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 1:03 am
Livingston Arts Scholarship Awarded

Orlando Arts Scholarship Announced~

2018 Winners were announced during the national pageant. They were Angelica Jones from Florida and Mason Williams of Texas!!~  Congratulations Angelica and Mason! 

For almost a decade, the Miss High School America, partnered with the The Livingston Foundation, has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships! We are so thankful to the Livingston Foundation for their support of the Miss High School America Organization.

 
Friday, August 4, 2017, 1:02 am
Miss High School America Models for Sherri Hill

What a week for Miss High School Americca 2018 ~ Katie Schaff.  

"This past week I had the incredible opportunity to model for Sherri Hill. It was amazing getting to model her new Spring 2018 collection not only because she's a Miss High School America sponsor, but also because she is the designer of the gown that made me feel most confident on stage! It was such an unforgettable experience and I'm so grateful to have met the friends I did and to have gotten the opportunity to model for the one and only Sherri Hill!"

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 1:02 am
Miss High School America Named in Top 10

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. 

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 1:03 am
It's a 3PEAT!

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"

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 1:02 am
Miss High School America goes to Washington DC

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. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 2:03 am
There she is.....Miss America 2017!!

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!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 10:02 pm
BACK TO BACK! MHSA Organization is named in the Top 10 National Pageants of 2015

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"

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 1:03 am
2015 Miss High School America Crowned
The 2015 Miss High School America was crowned in Orlando, Florida on July 5, 2015.  Miss Missouri High~ Emily Bray was crowned Miss High School America 2015.  Emily won a $10,000 scholarship and amazing prize package including a $3,000 wardrobe (Sponsored by Henri's Cloud Nine), large prize package including travel to Washington DC, Vegas, Photoshoots, wardrobe and much more!  
 
Emily will be traveling throughout the year making appearances and promoting the national platform ~ B.R.A.V.E~ Building Respect And Values for Everyone. 
 
Monday, July 6, 2015, 3:04 am
2015 Miss Collegiate America Crowned
The 2015 Miss Collegiate America was crowned in Orlando, Florida on July 5, 2015.  Miss California Collegiate~ Chloe Hope Hatfield was crowned Miss Collegiate America 2015.  Chloe won a $10,000 scholarship and amazing prize package including a $3,000 wardrobe (Sponsored by Henri's Cloud Nine), large prize package including travel to Washington DC, Vegas, Photoshoots, wardrobe and much more!  
 
Chloe will be traveling throughout the year making appearances and promoting the national platform ~ B.R.A.V.E~ Building Respect And Values for Everyone. 
 
Sunday, July 5, 2015, 2:02 am
2015 Miss Junior High School America Crowned
The 2015 Miss Junior High School America was crowned in Orlando, Florida on July 5, 2015.  Miss Arkansas Junior High~ Emilee Webb was crowned Miss Junior High School America 2015.  Emilee won a $10,000 scholarship and amazing prize package including a $3,000 wardrobe (Sponsored by Henri's Cloud Nine), large prize package including travel to Washington DC, Vegas, Photoshoots, wardrobe and much more!  
 
 
During Emilee's reign as Miss Junior High School America, she made over 150 community service appearances.  Emilee will be traveling throughout the year making appearances and promoting the national platform ~ B.R.A.V.E~ Building Respect And Values for Everyone. 
 
Monday, March 30, 2015, 1:03 am
National Winners VIP Guest in NYC ~ Justin Moore Concert
The Miss High School America Organization is excited to announce the 2015 national winners will be awarded Justin Moore VIP concert tickets for Justin's 2015-2016 Concert Tour!! Justin Moore was the 2014 ACM Award Winner for Newcomer of the YEAR! This past March our 2014 national winners traveled to NYC to have the weekend of all weekends!! They saw the amazing sites of NYC and on Saturday night they were VIP guest at Justin's "Off the Beaten Path" Concert with Miranda Lambert at Madison Square Garden. This award was truly a highlight of the girl's year! We are so thankful to Kate and Justin Moore for this amazing opportunity!
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:03 am
Miss High School America and Miss Collegiate America Pageant Named in Top 10

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."

Monday, March 9, 2015, 10:03 pm
Avery Blanchard on the Runway
There she is!!  Avery Blanchard​~ Miss Junior School America 2012 is making waves in the fashion industry.  In the past 2 months Avery has walked the runway for New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and currently in Paris for their Fashion Week.  Avery has modeled for Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Coach, Valentino, Prada, Burberry, Victoria Beckham, Fendi and other major designers. We are so very proud of Avery and her accomplishments!!  
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:02 am
Rylie named as finalist
Congratulations Rylie Spicker! Rylie ( Miss Junior High School America 2014) is a finalist for the Outstanding Achiever Award for the 2015 National Youth Activist Awards! 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 2:02 am
People to People Ambassador Program and Miss High School America

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.

www.peopletopeople.com/winter

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.

Monday, January 5, 2015, 1:02 am
People to People Ambassador Program and Miss Collegiate America

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.

Monday, September 8, 2014, 1:02 am
JJ's Continued Sponsorship
The Miss High School America Pageant Organization is excited to once again announce JJ's Truck and Auto Plaza of Malvern, AR as a national sponsor.  JJ's has sponsored the organization since it's beginning by graciously providing breakfast for the national contestants each morning during the national competition week.  
 
MHSA would again like to thank JJ's for their continued support and sponsorship. 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 1:02 am
MHSA and MCA Named in TOP 5 Scholarship Pageants
Miss High School America and Miss Collegiate America Named in TOP 5 by Pageant Planet
 
The Miss High School America and Miss Collegiate America were two of the top 5 named by Pageant Planet as top scholarships programs in the pageant industry. 
 
Highlights from the article:
 
"2 out of our 5 are owned by the same company so we are putting them under one category. One of the great things about the Collegiate program is that graduate school counts! The winner receives a $10,000 scholarship among some other amazing prizes. Even though this program is relatively new, it’s very competitive.

The High School winner receives a scholarship in addition to a winter break trip with People to People. The program is growing really quickly and I think it says a lot about the opportunities, the competition experience and how organized the event is!

If you haven’t heard of this program before, find out if there is a state event coming up. The national pageant is held in July in Orlando, and you can expect state pageants to be held in the late summer, fall and winter."

 
The top 5 were named and here they are! 
#1 Miss America
#2 & 3 Miss High School America and Miss Collegiate America
#4 Distinguished Young Women
#5 America's Outstanding Teen
 
For more information on the article go to:
http://thepageantplanet.com/5-best-pageant-scholarship-programs/
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 2:02 am
National Platform Announced ~ B.R.A.V.E
The Miss High School America Organization announces today it's new national platform for the Miss High School America Organization! B.R.A.V.E. 

B.R.A.V.E. Building Respect and Values for Everyone is the official national platform and anti-bullying campaign of the Miss Jr. High, High School, and Collegiate America Organization.

Mission

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. 


Monday, July 7, 2014, 10:23 am
2014 Miss Collegiate America Crowned
2014 Miss Collegiate America Crowned
 
The 2014 Miss Collegiate America was crowned in Orlando, Florida on July 6, 2014.  Miss South Carolina Collegiate~ Megan Gordon was crowned Miss Collegiate America 2014.
 
Megan won a $10,000 scholarship and amazing prize package including a $3,000 wardrobe (Sponsored by Henri's Cloud Nine), trip to Vegas, Washington DC, photoshoots, wardrobe and much more! Megan is also being awarded a travel scholarship from the Miss High School America Organization and People to People Ambassador Program to travel on a Mediterranean Holiday adventure to Rome, Italy and Barcelona.  
                                                                                                                                          Megan will be traveling throughout the year making appearances and speaking on the pageant's national platform~ The Crown CARES.  
 

Monday, July 7, 2014, 10:05 am
2014 Miss High School America Crowned
2014 Miss High School America Crowned
 

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
Monday, July 7, 2014, 10:01 am
2014 Miss Junior High School America Crowned
2014 Miss Junior High America Crowned

The 2014 Miss Junior High School America was crowned in Orlando, Florida on July 6, 2014.  Miss Florida Junior High~ Rylie Spicker was crowned Miss Junior High School America 2013.  Rylie won a $10,000 scholarship and amazing prize package including a $3,000 wardrobe (Sponsored by Henri's Cloud Nine),large prize package including travel to Washington DC, Vegas, Photoshoots, wardrobe and much more!  
Rylie will be traveling throughout the year making appearances and promoting the national platform ~ B.R.A.V.E~ Building Respect And Values for Everyone. 
 

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Justin Moore

Do you know who was the 2014 New Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards??

JUSTIN MOORE!!

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
https://www.justinmooremusic.com/tour

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:02 am
Kyndal Graduates
Congratulations to Kyndal Hayes~ Miss Collegiate America 2010. On Saturday, May 10, Kyndal graduated from the University of Mississippi!!  Kyndal's degree from Ole Miss is in Business.  We are so proud of your accomplishments and so excited to see what the future has for you!! 
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 1:02 am
Orlando Foundation Awards Scholarships
The Miss High School America Organization is so very please and honored to announce that The Orlando Foundation through the Levingston Foundation will be awarding $40,000 in scholarships through the Miss High School America Organization.  All three national winners will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to be used at the college or university of their choosing.  Two $2500 scholarships will be awarded through the Orlando Arts Scholarships.  

This year a new scholarship has been put into place.  The Amber Smith Overall Community Service/Appearance Award winner will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship!  This award was named in 2013 after a former state title holder who won the first overall community service award.  Amber continues to show the qualities of a great humanitarian. Her love for people and her community has inspired so many of us.  

The Orlando Foundation: Volunteerism is truly the backbone of America and education is one of the major keys to success.  We are put on this earth to serve our fellow man.  The organization exists to assist in making the educational dreams of young men and women come true.  
" Our organization exist to honor Mrs.Gracia B. Livingston's wish to award scholarship opportunities to outstanding young men and women, and their pursuit of higher education."

Over the last 5 years the Orlando Foundation has awarded over $90,000 in scholarships through the Miss High School America organization.  

Thank you Christine David and The Levingston Foundation for your continued support to young people and their dreams.  
Friday, January 10, 2014, 1:02 am
Miss High School America travels with People to People Ambassador Program
MISS HIGH SCHOOL AMERICA TRAVELS WITH PEOPLE TO PEOPLE

For Annie Jorgensen, being crowned Miss High School America was more than just being awarded a crown and sash.  This adventure would lead her across the globe!
 
The 2013 Miss High School America Pageant awarded Annie Jorgensen~ Miss High School America a full tuition travel scholarship on behalf of People to People Ambassador Programs.
 
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.
 
" My Mediterranean Holiday with People to People was an incredible and unforgettable experience," says Annie 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. I am so thankful to People to People Ambassador Programs and the Miss High School America Organization for making this ambassadorship possible."
 
 
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.
 
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 1:02 am
Bianca Vierra wins Miss California Teen USA
Bianca Vierra (Miss High School America 2012) wins Miss California Teen USA
 
She's done it again!!  Bianca Vierra will represent California at Miss Teen USA!  Bianca (Miss High School America 2012) will travel this summer to represent California at the Miss Teen USA Pageant.  Miss Teen USA will not mark her first appearance on a national stage.  In 2012, Bianca won the title of Miss High School America.
 
"We are so proud of Bianca and will be there to cheer her on when she graces the stage this summer at Miss Teen USA, "says national director of Miss High School America, Amanda Patterson.  
 
Friday, January 3, 2014, 2:01 am
Haley O'Brien wins Miss Minnesota USA
Haley O'Brien (Miss Collegiate America 2012) wins Miss Minnesota USA
 
For the second time this year, a former Miss High School America Organization former title holder wins big!  Haley O'Brien, Miss Collegiate America 2012, wins the title of Miss Minnesota USA!
 
Haley will represent Minnesota at the 2014 Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas, NV.
 
"It has been such an exciting year! First Haley then Bianca!, says national director, Amanda Patterson.  "We are so proud of Haley and her accomplishments! We can not wait to see her on the Miss USA stage this summer!"
Monday, August 26, 2013, 2:01 am
Miss High School America Annie Jorgensen Named GAB Spokesperson
(GAB) Generations Against Bullying is proud to announce Annie Jorgensen, Miss High School America 2013, as spokesperson. Annie will be be joining GAB as a national spokesperson to help our youth in ending the epidemic of bullying in our nation.
 
GAB is a community based non-profit organization striving to make our world a better place by ending bullying. The GAB mission is to provide resources with clear-cut channels for our children to reach out to stop the bullying.  GAB will provide a hands-on, comprehensive and proactive approach in helping our children understand our differences so they can interact with each other with acceptance, respect and compassion.  This will help provide a safe and healthy environment for our children to learn and grow.

GABNow is a unique community-based, non-profit, student-advocacy group that has formed in response to the recent high-profile incidents of bullying in our community and across the country. GABnow is comprised of residents from all walks of life who care about the emotional and physical health of our students. Taking a PROACTIVE approach to combating and preventing bullying will help to eliminate the old attitudes that bullying is acceptable. Together with our children, parents, students, administrators, educators, local law enforcement, businesses and community organizations we will help educate, prevent and provide the tools necessary to stop bullying. Awareness and education are key elements to helping our children find these solutions.

GABnow will be an alternative source for students and parents to seek help in cases of suspected bullying. President Linda Lee said, "Having a working partnership with the school districts will help our organization, the schools and the community as a whole. Working together will have a direct and positive impact in addressing the issue of bullying.” 
 
For more information on GAB, go to: http://www.gabnow.org
 

Sunday, July 28, 2013, 5:03 am
National Queens Visit Arkansas
After winning their national crowns, the new national titles holders were back on stage!  But this time, it was quite a different setting! While in Arkansas, the girls visited the National Watermelon Capital of the World, Hope, AR. During their stay in Hope, the girls attended the 2013 Hope Watermelon Festival where they ate their fair share of some juicy Arkansas grown watermelon!!
 
Even though they didn't win the title of "2013 Watermelon Seed Spitting National Champion", the girls put forth their best effort!!  
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 1:01 am
Miss Collegiate Graduates from College
Congratulations to Miss Collegiate America 2012 ~ Shannon Folsom
 
The Miss Collegiate America Pageant Organization is excited announce the graduation of Miss Collegiate America 2012 Shannon Rae Folsom.  Shannon graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a 4.0 GPA, from the University of Maine!

Shannon made good use of her Miss Collegiate America scholarship, in obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Maine with the highest academic distinction of Summa Cum Laude.  She was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, joining luminaries such as former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, and quarterback Peyton Manning.

During her college career, Shannon spent 6 months as Miss Maine Collegiate and 18 months as the second Miss Collegiate America traveling the country bringing awareness on the adverse effects of childhood obesity and The Crown CARES.

You may have seen Shannon in the Spring 2013 issue of Pageantry Magazine, where she was featured as one of the models in the annual Fashion Showcase.  She has modeled in runway shows in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Antonio.  She is currently signed as an actress and model with the New England Models Group in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Shannon was an incredible representation of the Miss Collegiate America Organization and carried her title with grace, style and respect. The MHSA Organization would like to thank Shannon for all she has done for the organization and wisher her the best of luck in the future!!