Local girl competing in National American Miss pageant

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Kenya Mouning, age 13, has been chosen to participate in the National American Miss Southern New England Pageant to be held July 23 – 25 at the Sheraton Springfield in Springfield, Mass. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five age divisions. Kenya will be participating in the Junior Teen age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from across  Southern New England. In 2015, Kenya entered her first pageant and won three awards: Top 10 Finalist, Best Resume and Third Runner-Up Talent.

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.


Kenya Mouning

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 awards more than $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and other prizes, which include 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 goals. 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.
Kenya is an eighth grade high honors student at Granby Memorial Middle School. Kenya’s activities include dancing and field hockey. She also enjoys math and science at school. Kenya’s pageant is generously sponsored by: Action Carpet and Floor Covering, Brent Young Agency, Gillette Real Estate, Inland Properties, KREOnline.net, Will’s Barber and Beauty as well as family and friends.