Riley Reneé Bump, age 6, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kansas Pageant to be held July 19 through 21 at the Hyatt in Wichita.
The National American Miss Pageants are held for girls ages 4 to 18 and have five different age divisions. Bump will be participating in the Princess age division.
The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the National Pageant in California where she will receive a complimentary tour of Hollywood and two V.I.P. tickets to Disneyland.
The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills. Each year the pageant nationally awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and other prizes, which includes a new Ford Mustang convertible.
All pageant activities and competitions are kept age appropriate. Girls under the age of 12 are not allowed to wear make-up and there is no swimsuit competition. The 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 put on the importance of developing self confidence, learning good sportsmanship, as well as setting and achieving personal goals. It recognizes the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for her future. To learn more, visit www.namiss.com.
Bump, the daughter of Caid and Christy Bump, is involved with dancing at the Kansas Dance Academy, cheerleading, swimming and modeling. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, fishing and taking care of her pets. She is sponsored by El Dorado Building Systems.