Coronet Pageant Queens

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Coronet's Nat'l Miss Heart of America, Madi Dodge, is the ADA Youth Advocate

We welcome back Madison Dodge to our royal family, this time with the title of Coronet's Nat'l Miss Heart of America.
This recent news from Queen Madi is so exciting! I will use Madi's mother's own words to explain:
"Yesterday Evening Madi received a call to tell her that she has been chosen as the American Diabetes Association’s 2011 National Youth Advocate! The application process for this is rigorous with numerous essays, a portfolio of work for the ADA, letters of recommendation and a video project. Madi has applied each year since she was 9. She has been the youth/teen ambassador for Delaware/Eastern Shore and a Delaware Advocate for years… all in preparation for what has been a major goal of hers… to serve as the National Youth Advocate!

In this one year position Madi will work in close coordination with the ADA to communicate diabetes advocacy message through Nation-wide speaking engagements, the internet, social media and directly to policymakers. She will meet with elected officials about funding, health care and discrimination policies. She will attend training and National Advocacy meetings in DC. She will travel throughout the country to ADA Camps to teach and hopefully inspire children with diabetes… This is the part that she is MOST excited about!"

Madi herself puts it this way:
"You know how I applied for the National Youth Advocate? Well.......
I WAS CHOSEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooooo excited!!!!! I have worked at this for 8 years and now I'm finally old enough and now I get to travel all over the country and be a spokesperson and advocate for the ADA..."

The photo shows Madi with her individual and team fundraising trophies from the Step Out Walk.

Madison Dodge we tip our tiaras to you!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2011 Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold is International!

We are so proud to announce Coronet's Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold 2011, Miss Kylee Black, of Taupo, New Zealand.
Kylee is the founder of Spirit Sparkplugs, a self funded ministry of encouragement for people facing a wide range of illnesses and challenging life circumstances. Check out her site at
Queen Kylee, you are an amazing young woman with a remarkable spirit!!
Kylee's new crown and sash will be on the way soon.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nat'l Miss Heart of America, Rachel, is a certified helper

Nat'l Miss Heart of America, Rachel, and her adorable dog, Bandit, have recently been certified as Therapy Dog Handler and Therapy Dog! Congrats to them!!!!!!!!!!
One photo shows Queen Rachel at the judging table.
ALSO, Rachel is doing incredibly well at jazz band camp, where she has been placed in the A group. She totally amazes everyone who hears her.

Former Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold Madi in ad campaign

Former Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold, Madi, is the focus of an ad campaign for medical devices. She had given many interviews so far. Here's a link to one:
We think you're incredible, Madi!!!!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Queen Rachel's Choir Tour

Nat'l Miss Heart of America Rachel is having a great time on her choir tour of several states!! She's at the far left in two of these photos.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Updates on Queen Rachel

Nat'l Miss Heart of America Rachel leaves with her Touring Choir next week. We wish her good luck and lots of fun! (Little sister, Lisa, auditioned for and was accepted into the Town Choir!)
Queen Rachel and her brother, David, have put in a lot of time and effort on their Go Orange ASPCA project for 4-H, educating school children on being kind to animals. Once again they won a prize for their efforts.
I love this photo of Queen Rachel and her siblings. They have a very loving family! :-)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Queen Rachel

We wish Nat'l Miss Heart of America Rachel the happiest of birthdays! Rachel, you are a very special young lady, a loving daughter and caring sibling, and have so many talents to share with the world. We wish you and your family the best in the coming year.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Announcing Nat'l Ms Heart of the Home Terri

We are proud to announce that the outstanding Terri Helmick has once again been named Nat'l Ms. Heart of the Home--for 2010. Terri continues her work of raising awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. She is a great wife and a busy mom of three beautiful girls. We'll be getting some updated photos soon. Congrats, Terri!!

Former Queen Madi still making a difference

Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold Supreme Queen 09, Madison Dodge, recently hosted a Dance4Diabetes which was a great success! (That's Madi standing to the left in a gold t-shirt.)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Queen Rachel and Bandit teach kindness

Nat'l Miss Heart of America 2010 Queen, Rachel Bettendorf, took her trained dog, Bandit, to visit schoolchildren and teach them about being kind to animals. They visitied 2 different schools, 12 different classes and taught over 130 children about animal cruelty. One of the classrooms was that of Queen Rachel's sister, Lisa. Big brother, David, helped teach this important lesson.
We know you've made a difference, Queen Rachel, and we salute you, your siblings, and Bandit!

Update on 09 Queen Madi

We're happy to update that 09 Queen Madi is doing well, having had good results from her many tests and scans. Such great news!
We also want to share a link to Delaware Today which featured Madi and her volunteer projects:

You continue to amaze us, Queen Madi!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Official Portraits of Queen Shawn!

We have just received these beautiful photos of Nat'l Ms Heart of Gold 2010, Shawn Cunningham!
Click on Shawn's photo at the right to connect to her blog!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Queen Shawn has a new post and photos

Queen Shawn now has her own blog and we have her first update and some new photos!
By clicking on her photo you can read about her platform "Today's Readers Become Tomorrow's Leaders" and hear about her dedication to promoting volunteerism. Very worth reading!
She's been busy in recently with a special TV series about women. She has hosted the Presque Isle Kiwanis Club Talent Revue, a talent/scholarship program for 30 youngsters from Northern Maine. In coming weeks, she'll be the Team Leader for her TV station's Relay for Life team and will appear at a Home and Garden Show.
Shaw recently was hospitalized for a sprained back and we hope she's feeling better as she is a very busy and involved young woman--and is also planning her wedding! Picture are Shawn and her fiance, AJ.
Here are some preview pics. Just click on Queen Shawn's photo for more!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Please say a prayer for Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold 09 Queen Madi!

Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold Queen 09 Madi Dodge has had a busy late winter with a part in her school musical, Bye, Bye, Birdie.
Today, Madi is having some scans done and those will be followed early next month by other testing procedures. Please say a prayer that no malignancy is found--or that it would be very simply and successfully treated!!

Some new photos of Nat'l Little Miss Sweetheart

I wanted to share these beautiful photos of Queen Ava, taken by her talented mother, Queen Terri. Isn't she growing up into a gorgeous little lady!?!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Royal Portraits of Nat'l Miss Heart of America Rachel Bettendorf

What an exciting week!! We just announced a new Queen (see previous post) and now we have the Royal Portraits of Queen Rachel, Nat'l Miss Heart of America.
One is of Queen Rachel with Bandit. Her Mom says, "She and Bandit just passed their Canine Good Citizenship level 2 for the AKC and she is so proud." Rachel will now be working with Bandit with the goal of having him become a therapy dog. "She is quite excited about the comfort he can bring to others."
In addition to working with Bandit and her other regular activities, Rachel is working towards a level Ribbon 2 in choir. She recently received superior ratings from her guitar teacher. In addition she was chosen, along with one other student from the entire School of the Arts, to receive the honor of attending three performances (The Aluminum Show, Wicked in May and Mary Poppins in August), study sessions/reception and meet the artist/director after the show.
Queen Rachel's parents, her sister, and her two brothers are all very proud of her, as are we at Coronet Pageants!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold 2010, Shawn Cunningham, shares her bio

We proudly post the bio of our accomplished new Queen:

Leadership, Community Service and Volunteerism are the principles Shawn Cunningham is trying to instill in the countless numbers of young people she'll encounter during her service as a multiple titleholder in the State of Maine.

Embarking on a statewide speaking tour, Shawn has traveled to many communities throughout the Pine Tree State spreading her message that through leadership and service individuals CAN make a difference...and empower themselves, their communities and subsequently America to change toward the better! In addition to her speaking tour, Shawn continues to meet with state dignitaries, civic leaders and community organizations on a slew of appearances.

Shawn's motto:"Succeed and Soar!!!"

Shawn is an Anchor/Reporter for WAGM-TV and serves as the anchor for the station's 5:30 p.m. newscast, "The First Edition" AND the Primetime Anchor/Producer of "The Late Edition", as well as the station's Ten O'Clock newscast "Newsource 8 at Ten". Shawn is also the station's Education Beat reporter, Consumer Reporter for "Consumerwatch" and the Health/Medical Reporter for "Medical Mondays".

Since joining WAGM, she has received several awards including two 2003 Aegis Media Awards, three Maine Association of Broadcasters awards and two Telly Awards. Shawn won awards from the National Federation of Press Women. Some of Shawn's stories have appeared on CBS Newspath, Maine Public Broadcasting and CNN Network.

Shawn is a Past President of the Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women and was named by the organization as its 2005 and 2003 Maine Young Career Woman of the Year.

Shawn is extremely proud of her pageant background and experiences. Shawn was crowned Ms. US of America, Ms. Royal America, Ms. Outstanding Woman in America 2008 after being crowned and Miss Maine OWA she placed first runner up at the 2006 Outstanding Woman in America Competition. In addition she also received two prestigious awards for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Leadership.

Shawn has also been Ms. African American United Lifetime Ambassador, Ms. African American United 2008, Miss African American United 2005, Miss Woman of Color.
"Pageants...have been very good to me!"

Shawn is currently involved with several community service projects in Northern Maine including Board Memberships of the PI Chamber of Commerce and Momentum Aroostook. She is an active committee chair for the PI Kiwanis Club, Caribou BPW and Team WAGM for the Aroostook County Branch of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Shawn belongs to many professional organizations including Business and Professional Womens Clubs/USA, RTNDA, NABJ, SPJ and the National Federation of Press Women.

Announcing the 2010 Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold, Shawn Cunningham of Maine

We're very proud to introduce our newest Queen!!! Shawn Cunningham, of Maine, has just been awarded the Coronet's Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold title. We will bring you the bio of this outstanding young woman very soon. We also look forward to having her lovely official portrait as soon as possible!
Welcome Shawn!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Ambassador Title

We hope to have our new Ambassador program fully worked out very soon. Basically, any of our Queens have the opportunity to work toward a FREE title, awarded every year on New Year's Day to the Queen who has amassed the most points. Points are earned as follows:
3 points for every appearance in crown and sash
5 points for volunteer activities in crown and sash (or sash-or nametag-if a crown isn't appropriate for the activity)
5 points for every PAID contestant that you refer (and you'll also get $5 off on your own entry for every PAID contestant you refer)
The winner will receive a tiara and sash reading Coronet's Nat'l Miss Ambassador.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hats Off to Madi Queen

As we are close to the announcement of the new Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold 2010, We want to wish Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold Supreme Queen 09 Madison Dodge the best of luck in the future. She is such an outstanding young woman, with amazing talent and a true empathy for others. She has done an incredible amount of work for the American Diabetes Association and we know she will continue this in the future. May you be blessed in the future with happiness and health, Queen Madi.
Lately Madi has been busy with studying for finals and with rehearsals for Bye, Bye Birdie.
We will keep you posted on the future accomplishments of this exceptional young woman.
We plan to resubmit her photo to Pageantry since the digitally entered photo seems to have gone astray, and we will post a link when that's available.