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Scoops News Reports from the World of Pageantry MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN ORGANIZATION MAOTEEN WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS M iss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc. is pleased to announce the new addition of Jessica Schueler as the Director of Communications. Jessica comes to the organization with a rich his- tory and knowledge of MAOTeen. Jessica Schueler is a 2009 graduate of Concord University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Rela- JESSICA SCHUELER tions. Upon graduation, Jessica interned with MAOTeen and shortly after accepted a position at her alma mater as an Admissions Counselor. Jessica has attended over 150 college fairs and reached over 10,000 students, and presented to her colleagues at the WV Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (WVACRAO) Conference in Snowshoe, WV. Jessica coordinated the university’s top scholarship program, “Scholars of Distinction” and co-coordinated the Concord Universi- ty Student Ambassador Program. Jessica was selected as the first Miss West Virginia’s Outstand- ing Teen in 2004. During her year of service she promoted her plat- form SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) throughout West Virginia and traveled to Missouri, North Carolina, and Florida representing the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Amer- ica Organization. Jessica also developed the Mentor Princess Pro- gram in West Virginia and raised over $5,000 in scholarship money for the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Organization. Jessica will be responsible for the company’s communications, publicity and sponsorships and will also launch a quest to increase the amount of in-kind scholarships offered by colleges and univer- sities on the national and state levels. Ⅺ PAGEANTRY TALENT AND ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES Pageantry & PromTime Model Wins Title F ollowing the success of former Pageantry and PromTime show- case models, Nikki Poteet captured the crown of Miss United States 2012. Nikki can be seen within the Spring 2012 editions of Pageantry and PromTime magazines as a fea- tured model, as well as the muse for the Winter 2011 featured hair and makeup articles. Ⅺ 16 PAGEANTRY MR. MAAI 2011 WORKING IT J ohn Spainhour, MAAI's 2011 Mr. MAAI of the year and over- all male actor/model has become the hottest star in the fashion and entertainment industry in the Philip- pines. After his outstanding suc- cess at the MAAI 2011 Convention in Miami, Florida, The Smawley Agency in Kingsport, Tennessee, placed John with Reco Models in Manila where he immediately began shooting commercials for JOHN SPAINHOUR WITH McDonalds, Nestles, Sundance PAGEANTRY CEO CARL DUNN Catalog, Barclay Rum, Finesse Shampoo, L'Oreal Menswear, and Lee, and hitting the runway for Avon Fashions, Michael Cinco, and SM Men's Fashion. He has been named Philippines' Sexiest and CenturyTuna Super Bod 2012. John is from a small mountain town in Ashe County, NC. He had just returned from serving with the US Marines in Iraq and volun- teered as a stage hand for a fashion production. John's agent, Ethel Smawley, discovered him at this event. Ethel says John Spainhour will be the super star of this generation. John Spainhour thanks Carl Dunn and Pageanty magazine for the Mr. MAAI 2011 Award which provided a stepping stone in his pur- suit of his career in the entertainment industry. Ⅺ MISS TEEN USA MISS PENNSYLVANIA TEEN USA STEPS UP, EMBRACES OPPORTUNITY R andy Sanders, State Director of the Miss Pennsylvania USA Pageant, an- nounced today the appearance duties of Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 will be as- signed to Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2012 Julia Belechak. The position of Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012, which was recently vacated by Sheena Monnin, will remain vacant and the appearance responsibilities of Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 will now be taken up by Ms. Belechak, a resident of Cran- JULIA BELECHAK berry Township. Sheena Monnin submit- ted her resignation of the 2012 Miss Pennsylvania USA title the morning following the Miss USA telecast. “We are fortunate to have a wonderful Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA who has already made several appearances working with char- ities and organizations and is a strong advocate for bully prevention and empowering youth to embrace their uniqueness,” Sanders, president of Sanders & Associates, Inc., the state licensee with the Miss Universe Organization, explained. Julia is preparing to compete for her own shot at a national title as she will travel to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas where she will join the other 50 state titleholders, including the District of Columbia, and compete for the title of Miss Teen USA. The Miss Teen USA Pag- eant will be webcast live on July 28. Ⅺ