2016-12-28 / Front Page

Whitestone Woman Wins National American Miss Title

Katherine McQuade of Whitestone snagged the prestigious 2016-2017 National American Miss National Title in Hollywood, California during Thanksgiving week.  Katherine represented New York State.  She was chosen from among hundreds of candidates from all across the United States.  The National Queens were chosen on the basis of their academic status, poise and personality on stage, interview and communication skills, and community service.

Katherine will be traveling across the country this summer representing National American Miss during the Pageant Program Summer Tour.  In addition, she will be traveling to Houston, Texas to participate in the National Photo Shoot.  Next summer, she will return to California to crown her successor (all expenses paid).  While in California, she will receive a special day in Disneyland and a tour of Hollywood with her mom. 

Katherine attends Marymount Manhattan College where she is a junior and on the Dean’s List. She is a teacher at Landrum School of Performing Arts where she was a student for 16 years. She models for bridal, prom and pageant gown designer ASHLEYLauren and is a featured model and cover model in the prom Cool Book 2017. 

Her goal is to one day perform with the famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and has raised over $5,000 for pancreatic cancer awareness through her program, Promoting Hope – Potholders for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness.

The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Pageants are held in each state for girls ages 4 to 20 in six 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 and presentation, and offers an “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.

For more information please call the National Office at (800) 927-2727 or visit www.namiss.com

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