Thank you for another beautiful pageant!  We are so excited that Ariyana was selected as a Semi-Finalist!  Thank you!

Kind regards,

Veleka Peeples-Dyer

Thank you for the opportunity I was given by competing in the Miss Maryland Teen USA 2014 pageant.  I have established strong friendships with Mariela Pepin and Taylor Dawson and wonderful memories that I will never forget.

While preparing for the pageant, I gained confidence that I never thought I could have!  I found my voice, which led me to speak out for the things I believe in.  Before entering into the pageant, I never imagined myself speaking on stage in front of hundreds of people.
Since the pageant, I have had the opportunity to speak on a radio show and start modeling.  The radio show, provided me the opportunity for me to speak about my new mentorship program and my business. 
I enjoyed my experience and will never forget this accomplishment.  Thanks again!

Nicolette Jennings
Second Runner Up at Miss Maryland Teen USA 2014

Thank you all so much for such an incredible weekend! I know you all put in so much work to make pageant weekend happen for us and I appreciate it :) I can't wait to come back again! Heather Young

I just wanted to write you to thank you for being so kind, warm and welcoming to me during my time competing in the Miss Maryland Teen USA 2012 pageant. When I first attended the Seminar I arrived a bit shy, nervous and totally unsure if I would ever catch up with anyone, let alone make amazing friends! I remember being told that this would make memories that would last a lifetime, memories that we would want to tell our kids about when we grow up, and now that I had this amazing opportunity I know definitely it's true !

Not only did I learn so much about how great our state was, I learned more about myself and found that inner strength and beauty inside myself I never knew I had. During my stay for the pageant I learned how it felt to be independent, helpful to others, and how to bring out the best in myself. I had so much fun every single day up until the final show I always had a smile on my face from start to finish.

Not only is my family proud of me but my whole town and school are proud of me. This pageant has even helped me grow closer to everyone outside and inside of the competition. I never thought I could get everyone in my school, in my community and closest friends to root for me to win this much. Although I didn't win the pageant, I walked away a true winner at heart with new friends who are so nice to me. I can never express in such a short amount of writing how much this helped me and made me so happy. Even other people's families there cheered me on, I even keep in contact with the former MISS USA & MIss Teen USA as well as the current regining ones.

I'm truly grateful and all of the chaperons took god care of me and the other contestants. I most certainly will apply next year, I LOVE YOU ALL, and everyone should try out to compete, it's a life changing experience.

With Love, Matina Redd.

Thank you for such a professionally run event this past weekend and the whole process leading up to it. Another great experience for Kristina to learn from. I would not be surprised if Kristina is driven harder by this experience to give it another try next year or beyond seeing she is only 20 years old

Thanks again!
Darren Etelamaki

I must say that, according to Danielle. she had the best weekend in her life! She had so much fun and made lasting friendships. We were ecstatic that she made Top 15 because she had no formal training at all. She went into it to have fun and she accomplished it! She certainly wants to try this again so we hope to see you all next year!

Everyone was so helpful, energetic and care about all of the young ladies!

Yours Sincerely,
Veronica Santos-Mazzuchi

It was so nice seeing you all this past weekend!   Your production was excellent, as always...I hope Victoria does it again next year, because she had the best time of her life!
I am very grateful to you for all the work you do to keep this activity strong - what an excellent experience for any young lady! Diana Fisher

"Beautiful" doesn't even begin to describe, not only the contestants that I can now call friends, but the entire weekend! I was honored to have been selected in the Top 17 this year as it represented great depth of cultures and accomplishments. I wish Gabrielle and the Miss Maryland USA organization a great year to come.

All my best, Nicole Ortiz

This year I competed for the first time in the Miss Maryland USA pageant. I went into the pageant being a 17 year old "young kid" and came out being a 17 year old "young woman." Now that I am 18 not a day goes by when I don't remember that weekend.   Like many young women I never really had full confidence in myself  and never thought that I would have ever had the opportunity to compete with women of such class and achievement. I always loved helping people and giving back to others but I never really took as much time as I should have to give all I could give.

After being around all these amazing girls I saw how much they did and how much it actually made a difference. I decided right then that I wanted to be just like them and make as much of an impact on peoples lives as possible. This pageant changed my life - I can't say it enough!  I went into the pageant with no expectations of winning but in the end I came out feeling as though I won it all, and the best part was that I did! Now I have 75 beautiful friends, no - sisters! and the confidence in myself to do great things. Win or lose, you gain so much! I would recommend this experience to anyone and everyone. To this day, I still keep in touch with most of the girls and have seen some through out the year.  I just want to say thank you to everyone involved in the pageant  and all the sisters I gained during it.  I will see you all next year ! LOVE YOU ALL!

Love always, Kristen Upchurch,  Miss Amity. : )

I just wanted to thank you for another great year competing in the Miss MD Teen USA pageant. I had a blast getting to know even more girls from all over Maryland. Making the top 15 for my second year was a blessing and I thank you all, as staff of the pageant, for preparing me for a great experience! I plan on returning for another fabulous and fun year with the Miss Maryland Teen USA Coordinators.
Thanks again!
Kaitlyn Wozniak

Our family would like to thank you and all of the pageant staff and volunteers for all of their hard work during last weekend’s Miss Maryland Teen USA pageant…and, for the past three years that Tess has participated.  We are sure that Ana Maria Lawson will represent the State of Maryland very well at the national pageant.  I’m fairly certain that Tess will enter college in the fall and follow her dream of becoming a heels!

Sincerely, Julie Van Orden

I could not let another day go by without thanking everyone responsible for the 2008 Miss Maryland USA pageant. It was such a wonderful experience and I had so much fun. Although I did not place this year, I know I am one of the many winners because I grew so much as a person just from being a contestant. I have more confidence in my inner and outer beauty, plus I've grown into a true social butterfly. I made so many friends that weekend and many still keep in touch. Please keep me in mind for next year because I am definitely applying again.

 Jennifer Womack

I just wanted wanted to say what a wonderful time I had at the 2006 Miss Maryland Teen USA Pageant. I know I speak for all the other girls when I say that this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the day I received my Congratulation Letter that I was a state delegate to the last hug I gave to one of my new friends, I felt like a "movie star." I just want to thank you, the judges and everyone else that made this unforgetable time in my (and all of our "teen" lives) so special.

Hope to see you next year, Samantha Ingraham

Thank you for another great year at the 2006 Miss Maryland Teen USA pageant! I was extremely thrilled about being chosen 3rd Runner-up. I just wanted to say thanks for all of the wonderful gifts and all of the great memories!

Hope to see you there next year!Allison Farrow**

(Allison returned the following year and won Miss Maryland Teen USA 2007!)

Just a note to thank you for the wonderful pageant experience. I have never competed in such a large pageant and the event was very memorable. It was such an honor to place as first runner-up and I would love to compete in your pageant system again. Any teenager would enjoy participating in such an event!

Thanks again!
Cynthia Czawlytko

I am sorry it has been so long writing this letter, but I wanted to thank you all for the wonderful experience that I had this year at Miss Maryland USA. What a great organization!! If you all are organizing a trip to Miss USA, or know of people interested in sitting together, will you please let me know?

Thanks again!!
Hilary Frierson

I was so impressed with your pageant ... it was an outstanding production! In addition, my daughter Emily had a great time and would like to participate again next year!

I sent her to this year's pageant on a limited budget and no formal preparation (I gave her a little help but it was minimal). I wanted to see how she would do and she and I were thrilled when she placed as a semi-finalist. Emily would like to be better prepared next year (her goal is to at least place in the top 5).

Thank you for your time, and again, I enjoyed your pageant very much and Emily said she had a great time!

Linda Boulin

I am just writing to thank you for making my time at the Miss Maryland Teen USA Pageant so much fun. Although I did not win or place, it was still an awesome experience. I had fun and made new friends.

This was my first year in the pageant and my last year of eligibility for the teen pageant. Please remember my name as I plan to enter the Miss Maryland USA Pageant in the near future and this time I expect to go all the way!

In the meantime, if I can do anything to help with or promote future pageants, please let me know. It only hurt for a second when my name was not called. I could honestly reflect on the experience as one I would not have missed and wished I had done it sooner.

Thanks again!
Andrea Keesee

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