Sisters Abigail, 10, and Emily Hamilton, 7, recently competed at the National American Miss state pageant and finished strong.
Emily, who performed a singing ventriloquist act to “The Lonely Goatherd” from the “Sound of Music” and was a crowd favorite, won the talent contest. Both girls received several trophies and Emily received a $250 cash prize for the talent win, which will go toward her college fund.
Both girls also had a number of runner-up awards.
The Hamilton sisters competed in the same division for the first time as junior pre-teen contestants. They supported and cheered each other on throughout the competition.
Both girls qualify to compete in the National All-American Miss pageant which is exclusively offered to contestants across the nation who finish in the top 5 in their division or place in optional competitions. This competition will be held at Disneyland over Thanksgiving week.
The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards one million dollars in cash, scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide.
Emily Hamilton shows off her talents as puppeteer and ventriloquist.