CARLSBAD — Carlsbad resident Ashleigh Pates, daughter of Kevin and Teresa Pates, has been crowned the 2013 National American Miss California.
She will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Anaheim at Disneyland in November during Thanksgiving week, representing California, where she will compete for $500,000 in cash and prizes.
The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each girl that qualifies for the national pageant also has a chance to win a new 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible.
Pates is in need of sponsors to either donate directly for her Nationals fee, or to put their business card in the National Program book. For more information on sponsor opportunities, e-mail Wewillovercometogether@hotmail.com.
Pates’ activities and awards include Knight Valor (more than 200 hours of community service), Vista St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Vista Easter egg hunt, Pageant Judge, Little Saigon Fundraiser, Breast Cancer Walks, 24-hour Relay for Life, Vista Strawberry Festival, Fundraiser for San Ysidro Health Center and founder of W.W.O. (We Will Overcome)-Cancer Fundraiser.
The pageant program is based on the inner beauty, as well as poise, presentation and offers an “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.
For more details visit namiss.com/car. National American Miss is dedicated to developing the success of young women across our nation with a program that is designed to be age-appropriate and family-oriented. Pageants are held in each state for girl’s ages 6 to 20 in six different age divisions.