North Bend’s Emily Hamilton qualifies for National American Miss Competition
August 24, 2012 · 3:26 PM
Emily Hamilton, 6, of North Bend, competed in the Washington National American Miss State Pageant and came home a winner.
Emily won the talent competition by performing a singing ventriloquist act with a Kermit the Frog puppet to “Life’s a Happy Song.”
Emily also won the photogenic competition for the second year in a row.
Winning these two optional contests qualified Emily to compete in the national optional competitions which take place in Disneyland in November. The wins each provided a trophy and a $250 cash prize. The $500 in winnings will be deposited into Emily’s college fund by her parents.
In addition to winning two optional competitions, Emily finished third runner-up overall out of 40 Princess Division contestants. By placing in the top five (called the Queen’s Court), Emily now qualifies to compete in the national All-American Miss Pageant which is exclusively offered to contestants across the U.S. who finish in the top five in their division. This competition will also be held in 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 $1 million dollars in cash, scholarships and prizes to assist the development of young women.