Nov 13, 2012

Emma Moore will compete for national title Thanksgiving week

VANDALIA – Emma Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrin Moore, granddaughter of Kathy S. Taylor and Larry Parrott, of Vandalia, and great granddaughter of Kenneth and Judith Kauffman, of Arcanum, has earned the prestigious title of the 2012 National American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Ohio at the state pageant held July 28.

She will be attending the National Pageant in Anaheim, CA, at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week, representing Ohio, where she will have the opportunity to win her share of over $500,000 in cash and prizes.

The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the National American Miss Pageants award $1.5 million in cash, scholarship, and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. National American Miss has added the ultimate door prize to Nationals 2012. Each girl that qualifies for the national has a chance to win a new 2012 Ford Mustang Convertible. National American Miss is dedicated to developing the success of young women across the nation with a program that is designed to be age-appropriate and family-oriented. Pageants are held in each state for girl’s ages four to 18 in five different age divisions.

The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise, 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, learning good attitudes about competition and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.

Moore’s activities include dancing and competing on Dance Expressions Dance team, Tiny Expressions out of Vandalia, directed by Lori Downey. She also enjoys participating with her 4-H group of Miami County, camping with her family and spending time with friends. Her sponsors for the pageant are Smedley’s Chevrolet, Troy Ford, Pure Prom and Pageant, Burke Orthodontics, Joe and Ann Cano, Glaser Softwater, Phil Printz, Ohio State Representative Jim Buchy, Troutwine Auto Sales, Darke County Farm Power of the Past, Phil and Emily Esau, Moose Lodge of Greenville, Eagles Lodge of Greenville, and American Clothing of Arcanum.

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