Little Miss Princess of America

Averie Mountain, the 8 year old daughter of Seth and Kristin Mountain of Andover, brought home the national title of Little Miss Princess of America.  Averie is in the third grade at Robert Martin Elementary School in Andover. She enjoys competitive cheer and volunteering with the special needs cheer team.
 The Princess of America Pageant was held July 30-August 4 in Branson, Mo.  Girls from all over the country competed for the national crown.  Required categories of competition included Interview, Personal On Stage Introduction, Formal Wear and On Stage Question.  Participants also had the opportunity to enter the optional categories of Talent, Spokesmodel, State Costume, Casual Wear, Photogenic, Cover Model and “Pink Carpet Couture” modeling.  
As a national titleholder, Averie receives the official custom crown, banner, trophy, cash scholarship, travel opportunities, including a trip to Atlantic City for the Miss America Pageant, a Caribbean cruise, and many other gifts and prizes during her reign. Winners were treated to a professional photo shoot and escorted to their first appearance in a limousine the night after crowning. Averie will spend an exciting year traveling to other states, making appearances to represent the Princess of America Organization and promoting her platform, “JUST A KID LIKE ME,” which she created in 2016. She seeks to educate others about people with special needs and the importance of looking past their differences and loving them for who they are. She has a passion for working with children that have special needs and hopes to someday become a special education teacher.
The Princess of America Organization is a national pageant system based on the development of confidence and leadership skills for girls, ages 4-24.  
Princess of America awards 10 national titles.  In addition to one title being awarded in each of the six age divisions, there are four other national titles.  The “Superstar” title is awarded to the overall talent winner.  The “Sweetheart” title is awarded to highest scoring runner up.  The two “Ambassador” titles, one for the junior divisions and one for the senior divisions, are awarded based on the community service work and volunteerism during their reign as a state titleholder.  
 Each national titleholder will select a platform during their reign for which they will raise funds, awareness and serve as an advocate. The confidence the girls have obtained during their journey to the crown will enable them to be an effective representative for the national organization as well as their chosen cause.  
You can follow Averie’s  journey this year on social media and learn more about the Princess of America organization at www.princessofamerica.com.