Sarah McKenzi Brotzman, daughter of Corey Brotzman and grand daughter of Mike and Sandra Brotzman was chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant. The pageant was held June 9 and 10 in Houston, TX at the Royal Sonnesta Inn & Suites. Sarah competed in the Teenage division along with 98 other girls ranging from 16-18 years old.
The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. All activities are age-appropriate and family-oriented.
Families interested in learning more about this unique and outstanding youth program may visit www.namiss.com.
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.
Sarah competed in the casual wear modeling, photogenic, interview, personal introduction and formal wear competitions. She was awarded a 4th runner up in the casual wear modeling which earned her an invitation to compete at the national level pageant held in Hollywood, California during Thanksgiving this year! Sarah was awarded 1st runner up as most Promising Model overall as well as Portfolio Award for her photos and most exciting she was chosen both days for her “spirit” and received a Spirit of America Trophy day one, and then was the judges overall pick for Most Sportsmanship and Friendliest overall during the formal crowning event.
Sarah would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who helped her get to the Texas pageant; Git R Dug, Rivalry Screen Printing, Buggy Barn Museum, Alexander Construction, Ruiz Construction, Best Western Blanco Luxury Inn and Suites, Blanco County Inn, K&C Supply, Blanco Veterinary Clinic, Blanco Tire and Brakes, Robert and Nickie Cox, Redbud Cafe, Express Care Blanco, Mom, Grandma and Papa, Aunt Dixie and Doug, cousins Laura and Mike Brotzman and Hallie and Steve Brown.
In Sarah’s own words, “Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to represent Blanco County in such an awesome environment! I had a great time and made lots of new friends, it was a great experience! I am planning on doing whatever it takes to attend the National Pageant in November. I know it will take lots of hard work and dedication, and lots of sponsorships! Wish me luck!”