Coronet Pageant Queens

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.