Miss Leeann Perkowski, daughter of Deeann and Edward Perkowski Jr., has earned the prestigious title of the 2013 National American Miss New York Pre-Teen at the state pageant held this past August. There were 121 contestants in her age division. She also earned first runner up in both Photogenic and Casual Wear and third runner up in the Top Model Optional contests. Her combined scores in Photogenic and Top Model earned her the prestigious “Most Promising Model” award that included a Modeling Scholarship.
She will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Anaheim, California at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week, representing the great state of New York, 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 awards 1.5 Million dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. National American Miss has added the ultimate door prize to Nationals 2013. Each girl who qualifies for the National Pageant has the chance to win a new 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible. 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 girls ages four to eighteen in five different age divisions.
The National American Miss Pageants are for “Today’s Girl” and “Tomorrow’s Leaders”. The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise, presentation, an 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!
Miss Leeann Perkowski’s activities include volunteering in the community, being an active member of the National Junior Honor Society and participating in volleyball, basketball and softball. Leeann is from Wayland, New York and attends 7th grade at Wayland-Cohocton Middle School. She is the granddaughter of Butch and Judy Perkowski of Wayland and Joe and Joanne Nobriga of Corning, New York. She has an older brother, Greyson and a younger brother, Tyler. She is proudly sponsored by Theodore R. Van Tassel American Legion Post #402. Some of her proudest accomplishments include; earning honors at school, volunteering at the NYS Special Olympics and starting the “Wayland-Cohocton Students For Soldiers” program with her fellow 6th grade students at school last year. She obtained the addresses of current local soldiers serving overseas and worked during homebase to encourage classmates to write letters and bring in goods to be sent to their local heroes in care-packages. She hopes to expand the program this year to include all students and all current local soldiers serving both at home and abroad.