Athena Chenot of Bonita, 11 years old, chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss California Pageant to be held June 29-30, 2012, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls, ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions. Athena will be participating in the pre-teen age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from California.
Athena’s activities include gymnastics, basketball, soccer, and adventures in the wild. She also enjoys creating clothing designs for herself and her Barbies, loving animals, reading, drawing, and writing short stories.
Athena’s current sponsors include: CohCo Communications, Stucco Man, Murrieta’s Restaurant, That Girl Clothing Company, and The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians.
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 V.I.P. tickets to Disneyland.
The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s future leaders equipping them with life-long skills. Each year the pageant nationally awards 1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships and other prizes, which includes 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 placed 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 visit www.namiss.com.