Lily has already gained so much from this experience and the new mindset is one she will continue to use in her life and pageant journey. It is so much more healthy to focus within. I am so thankful that Lily had the courage to sign up with PageantsNW or else she may have never realized that this was the key to her confidence. Who knew? I have loved watching her the last few months, I can't wait to see how she blossoms further. Wish we would have found you guys earlier:-). Thank you so very much.
Maureen, I want to thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to run in the Miss Washington Teen USA pageant. You all were so amazing and I had the time of my life. I will definitely be back next year. (If you will have me.) The friendships that I made are priceless and the overall experience was amazing. Thank you again for everything. Thanks Romey.
Hi Maureen! I just wanted to thank you for everything. The whole pageant experience and appearances and everything were life changing and it wouldn't have happened without you! You were so sweet to me and welcomed me right in and I want to tell you how much I appreciate that and thank you.
Also I just want you to know how grateful I am for all of your help these past 6 months. I couldn’t have done what I did on stage without you! You’re such an amazing person and you inspire me so much!
Thank you so much for the great experience. You and David are truly amazing, big hearted people. Ami had a great experience and made life long memories. She is considering doing it again next year. I was wondering if you send more details about the scholarships for being a semi-finalist? Thank you again! We both feel blessed to have been able to experience the pageant. Tonja
Hi Maureen, I just wanted to reach out and thank you for such a positive experience at the Miss Washington USA pageant! Everyone involved in the pageant from the staff to the contestants were so encouraging, supportive and genuine, which resulted in such a memorable experience. You did such a phenomenal job with the pageant and I cannot tell you how impressed I was. I walked away from it with great memories, new friends and valuable learnings. Only one girl can win in the end but it is the memories that will last forever. Thank you for all of the hard work you put into the pageant! It is very much appreciated by all. Congratulations on two new incredible titleholders who are going to make us so very proud this year! Thank you again, Morgan
I just wanted to thank you both for such a wonderful experience for Kassidy. Not knowing anything about the pageant life, you were over the top helpful and encouraging. I loved David's motivational talk to the parents and girls! Kassidy loved every moment of the pageant weekend and the friendships that transpired from it are priceless. We are excited to watch Alex on TV and have that personal connection with Miss Washington USA. We wish both girls all the best in this years journey. Again, thank you so much! Blessings to you all, Tiffany Everard
A huge thank you for all of the work that you, and everyone else, that made the pageant what it is today. I can positively say that my confidence is so much higher then it was before.
David, Marind and Maureen, I did not get the opportunity to tell you all last night in person, but I did want to take the time now to say THANK YOU! I enjoyed every single moment about this weekend and would not change a thing about it. Please tell your whole team (Srisa, Mikie, the other David, Michelle, Damian just to name a few) that I said thank you as well, because each and every one of them were nothing less than amazing! I am so blessed to have had the chance to compete this weekend and pray that you all keep doing what you have been doing because you truly are giving young women an opportunity to learn, grow and discover who they are and what they can become. I pray you all get some rest, you are more than deserving. Please know that your hard work does not go unnoticed, y'all are the best! Sending love and prayers! Sincerely, Okneca Hamptonie Miss East Tacoma USA 2016
Maureen, Thank you for an amazing experience this past weekend! I learned so much about myself and met some impressive young women. Everyone on your staff was encouraging and I appreciate all of the backstage help and insight. Kate Hansen
Hey Maureen, I just wanted to thank you for such an amazing weekend! I had the time of my life throughout this entire experience, my first pageant literally could not have been more perfect. This has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember and these past few months you and David and the rest of the Miss Washington USA staff helped bring it to life, especially last night. This definitely isn't the end of my journey and it won't be the last you see of me. Thank you for everything, I am blessed! Lots of love, Francheska Castillo
"Wow. What an incredible weekend!! I am so thrilled to have accepted this challenge and to have been a participant in the Miss Washington USA pageant. I am still over the moon and beyond that I made top three!!! Thank you for all that you put into this experience, every singe contestant owes the experience of a lifetime to you and your amazing staff!! You made this adventure and momentus milestone incredibly unique. Thank you for the memories, and I look forward to working with you all in the future!"
"I plan on studying Law and Spanish. Lindenwood has 2 different Spanish language study abroad programs which I'm super excited for! Also the campus is huge so that's a plus for me. I wouldn't have even known about it if not for the pageant. The scholarship I got from Miss Washington Teen USA is such a huge opportunity! I'm so grateful for it. Many girls, like myself, would not have been able to afford tuition without it."
Now that I am back in Pullman and have had much time to reflect since the pageant, I wanted to share my thanks with everyone who was so supportive during this journey. I decided to embark on this task knowing that if I could prepare to the best of my ability, and be the best Emma I could be, then no matter the outcome, I would be proud of myself. And yes- I am very disappointed, but I am also so incredibly proud of my placement as 2nd RU. I enjoyed meeting absolutely every single contestant, teen and miss and I was impressed with each and every one of them. David, Maureen and their staff put on an incredible weekend and I couldn't be happier with my decision to compete. Thank you to everyone who made this possible and is a part of my life. I feel like such a blessed young woman.
I just wanted to thank each and everyone that supported me this year! The Miss Washington Pageant was such an amazing experience and I am proud to have been a part of it. I have grown so much; who knew such a shy, quiet girl could interview with a panel of judges, and strut the stage in a bikini and evening gown with confidence! I am also so blessed to have been able to make friends and compete with such amazing, driven, kind, and beautiful ladies! Y'all rocked it up there! The amount of support I was given this year is more than I could have ever imagined and I am so grateful and humbled by it! Whether you were there just in spirit, voting for me online or holding my hand through the process, from the bottom of my heart I deeply thank you all for being there for me!
I just wanted to thank you and all the staff of Northwest Staff-Pageants for all the encouraging words to myself and all other contestants. You are all leaders and true inspirations. I look at the staff not only as a friend but as my family. From encouraging words, life lessons, the power of God, and a shoulder to cry on the staff is the true rock of the pageant. Without you guys, the contestants would be lost. I can't thank you guys enough and have so much love in my heart for you all. I can't wait to work with everyone again and miss you all already. Thank you so much! Xox
"I want to take a moment to thank all of my fellow Miss WA USA contestants for making the last year everything that it was, and nothing short of amazing! I also want to thank all of the staff, volunteers, and everyone involved in putting on this production. Without all of you we would all be lost with no one to hair spray our stray hairs, zip our dresses, or for heaven sakes glue our butts! Shoot, without you guys there would be no show!! So thank you very much for setting your lives aside to help make our dreams come true! I look forward to working with all of you wonderful people and this fantastic organization again! Until next year... "
"I'm so happy to say that I made it into top 15 again! This was a long weekend but so worth it. I'm so ready to dive back into bowling hah and get to eat a lot...a lot of food at red lobster with my family tonight!!! I know I am saying it again but I am so grateful for all of the supporters I have so thank you! I'm going to miss all of the people that I met over this pageant weekend. They are amazing. Girls, just remember that you all are winners. You are just walking out without a crown on. You all ALWAYS will have invisible crowns on. Love you all!"
"My daughter has been untrusting of other girls since she's been poorly treated and hurt by them. I was concerned that this pageant would be the same. On the way home from the pageant, she began to cry and I asked her why and to my surprise, she said that she didn't want the weekend to end. She'd had a lot of fun and met some terrific girls. It was so great for her to meet such wonderful, caring girls and although they were in a competitive situation, they still managed to be kind and friendly. Thank you for the opportunity to learn this most important lesson. You all did a fantastic job over the weekend. You were well organized, kind, informative and managed to smile on very little sleep! Thank you."
"Obviously, with Lauren finishing as 3rd runner up in the TEEN competition, we were quite delighted. It was such a surprise! The whole experience was a good one for Lauren. She felt a sense of peace working with you because she knows your hearts are in the right place. Thank you all so much...your energy, joy and positive attitude is contagious."