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Angels with Invisible Wings

Saturday, March 15, 2014 Eisemann Center, Richardson, TX 1

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On behalf of the Angels Pageant System, I am delighted to welcome you to the 1 North Texas Angels pageant. We have made every effort to make this day a memorable one for each contestant and their families. The Angels Pageant System, is a non-profit pageant system that hosts a free pageant for children with special needs. The Pageant System was started in Little Rock, Arkansas four years ago when 11 year old Andrea, who was quadriplegic and had hydrocephalus, accompanied her twin sister from her wheelchair, to shop for a pageant dress. During this outing she asked her mother, “momma, when can I be in a pageant?” From that question, the Angels Pageant System was formed. To date this pageant system has 30 pageants in 23 different states and we have crowned more than 1000 angels. This pageant is dedicated to Andrea, who earned her wings on December 22, 2013…her legacy lives on! I am proud to be the director of the North Texas region angels’ pageant. The North Texas Angels pageant was created when I saw the excitement from parents of several students with special needs, when they performed a play that focused on their abilities. After that performance, one parent stated that she had never seen her child perform in the positive manner that he did that day. Another thought her child would never make it through the entire play…and he did! That moment is what motivated the phone call to BJ Thorn, Angels Pageant System founder. I shared with BJ that I was ready to help make a difference in the lives of a few special angels in North Texas. BJ was ecstatic, gave us her blessing and the planning began. The planning committee was formed with other educators and family members of individuals with special needs. The 2014 planning committee has worked diligently for months to ensure a successful day and I thank them for their time and dedication. Samantha, an 18 year old angel from the Alabama Angels pageant stated it best, “It [The Angels Pageant System] makes me feel good and I feel like this is my day to shine and make a lot of friends that understand me!” Thank you for your support and God Bless!


Staci R. Newton Staci R. Newton, Director

The 2014 Planning Committee Fredrick Newton, Consultant Alexandra Golden, Volunteer Coordinator Linda Denning, Sponsorship Coordinator Jennifer Reynolds, Resource Coordinator Terry Vernon, Angel Event Coordinator Cherylyn Wooden, Gift Bag Coordinator Terry Turner, Hospitality Coordinator Patsy Richardson, Décor Coordinator


2014 North Texas Angels Contestants Little Miss/ Mister (0-5) Shire Marquz, 2 Dominic Henriquez, 4 Aaron Giger, 3 Alyssa Sterling, 5 Makenzie Obst, 5

Young Miss/ Mister (6-11) Jaylen Byrd, 6 Christopher Hastings, 7 Nic Lule, 7 Samantha Trevino, 7 Ashley Weisbard, 7 Emma Adams, 8 Skyler Bryant, 8 Elana Leak, 8 Phoebe Borkowski, 9 Fredrick Ersksin, Jr. 10 Kayla Hastings, 10 Makayla Forbes, 10 Justin Henry, 11 Blake Skeen, 11 Amber Weisbard, 11

Junior Miss/ Mister (12-17) Clayton Johnson, 13 Rose Roady, 13 Tej Munaganuri, 13 Sara Richardson, 15 Chelsea Waits, 17

Adult Miss/ Mister (18-22) Kinsey Boozer, 18 Shea McGinnis, 18 Abbie Chavarria, 19 Allie, Chavarria, 19 Sarah Cohen, 19 Rachal Wulz, 21


Pageant Program Welcome…….……………………………………….Staci Newton Crowned By the King  In Loving Memory Prayer ……………………………………………Fredrick Newton Introduction of Emcees:

Misti Jeter/ Russell Swan

Little Miss/Mister category (0-5) Little Miss/ Mister Crowning DANCE SELECTION …………………. Epiphany Dance Arts Young Miss/Mister category (6-11) Presentation of Talents Young Miss/Mister crowning INTERMISSION Junior Miss/Mister category (12-17) Presentation of Talents Junior Miss/ Mister Crowning DANCE SELECTION …………………. Epiphany Dance Arts Adult Miss (18-22) Presentation of Talents Adult Miss Crowning DANCE SELECTION……………….…Epiphany Dance Arts Closing Remarks ………………………….……….…Committee 4


Misti Jeter, Mrs. Texas US Universal

Russell Swan, NBC CBS Survivor Contestant

My name is Misti Dawn Jeter and I am proud to represent the great state of Texas. Born in Houston I have been raised with southern grace and charm. I am a military wife, mother of three, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. My goal in life is to make a difference. Whether it is a small or large contribution, every day people need help. It only takes one person to change the world into a better place. In today’s society a woman must be “everything,” the glue for work-life balance. As career-oriented as I am, I still have fun with Michael coaching all three of our kid’s soccer teams. Fun Fair Positive Soccer (FFPS) is a non-competitive league supporting the acceptance of special needs children. Over the past five years we have been blessed to coach the most amazing families. I have had the pleasure of running the Tomball Region as Team Formation Director the past 2 years. In 2011 I found several lumps during a routine breast exam which lead to a visit to Baylor College of Medicine. I was very fortunate. After the lumps were removed, reconstructive surgery completed I was left with a passion to ensure all women are as lucky as I am. Early detection is critical. Knowledge is power. To celebrate my story and raise awareness I participate in as many events as possible to help women in need whether it be fundraising efforts with the Avon Walk Houston, stiletto marches with Breast Cancer Charities of America, or getting dirty for a cause with the Dirty Girl Mud Run. As a leader within the Avon Walk Houston Crew, I lead our Trail Sweep Team for 2 years. This team is vital to the safety of all Avon participants during the 2-day, 39 mile walk. Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. One of the most powerful differences you can make is to educate yourself, your family and your friends. Russell Swan has had the opportunity to appear on and play Survivor not once, but twice. In the shows 19th season Russell led the Galu tribe to dominate the tribal phase of the competition, though he was abruptly pulled from the game in what Jeff Probst calls one of the show's scariest eliminations. Russell was placed on the purple tribe, Galu and was quickly elected leader by his tribe mates. Russell went back a second time to the Philippines to compete on Survivor’s 25th season and was placed on the Matsing tribe. Russell was ultimately voted out after a rapid succession of Matsing losses. Both experiences were blessings in their own way. Always prepared to joke and laugh at himself, Russell was willing to go to drastic lengths for a million dollars in order to win, including making a vow to cut off his dreadlocks if he won the title of sole SURVIVOR. Russell has been attracted to jobs with responsibilities ranging from environmental protection, minority youth education advocacy and representation for homeless individuals. Russell is an attorney who resides in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. He is a dedicated father and a loving husband and describes a perfect day as spending time with his daughter, Nilah, and ending the day by talking privately with his wife, Caroline.


In Loving Memory Special children are just Angels in disguise. Sent to fill our hearts with joy And to brighten up our lives. They had so much love to give And brought blessings untold. We know those tiny feet Now walk streets paved with gold. We know they were formed From Heavenly air. Created by our Father With gentle, loving care. And as we wonder why God plans things as He does. He only sends these special angels To families with lots of love. For He knew we would watch over them And love them very much. He has now called them home So they can watch over us.

Angels Who Have Earned Their Wings

Caden Raley – 10/22/11

Andrea Thorn 12/22/2013 6

Duvanne Green – 1/7/98

North Texas Angels’ Partnerships TEXAS TREASURES PAGEANTS

Texas Treasures Pageants is a season of crowning events like no other. Throughout the year, this pageant system holds a series of All Natural and Full Glitz pageants. Entry fees cover all categories for all contestants. For more information about this pageant system visit their website at Contact Information: TEXAS TREASURES PAGEANTS P.O. BOX 1505 SPRING, TEXAS 77383-1505 Tel: 832-527-3839 Email:

Epiphany DanceArts is a professional contemporary dance company based out of Dallas, Texas who believes art should illuminate a glimpse of something beyond themselves -- something sacred. Founded in 2010, by Artistic Director, Melissa DeGroat, the company's mission is to produce performances, outreach programs, and artistic training opportunities that exemplify the qualities they love most: beauty and truth. Epiphany DanceArts currently facilitates private and semi-private lessons specifically designed for children and adults with Special Needs. Please check out their website for more information! Contact information:

"Crowned By the King" is a women's ministry that uses a unique, crown necklace to help women creatively share the love of Christ with other women (a friend, family member, or even a stranger). Our goal is for women to know they are loved, cherished, and beautiful Daughters of the King. While praying about the "Crowned By The King" ministry, Judi James, founder, felt impressed to support missions and outreaches that are dedicated to helping women and children. She is committed to seeing women and children reach their God given potential. Please check out their website for more information:


Special Thanks Donors Karexco, Inc.  Texas Treasures Pageant System   Crowned By The King Ministry  Epiphany Dance Arts  24 Hour Fitness (Plano)  Blockbuster Video  The Colony High School Athletic Department  Sensational Movement  Walter Wooden, Author  William Kuo (State Farm – Plano)  Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets  Kim Dawson Agency  Eleos Community Care  D’Lavish Studio  Hairstyles by Canitra LaShae  Ruby Albada  Jamberry Nails by Amanda Kingsley  Kay A. Behn, Mary Kay Cosmetics  Little Elm Public Library  Platinum Sponsorship Eleos Community Care Gold Sponsorship Kirby & Christine Erickson Silver Level Sponsorship Laura Won  Trinity Interests  Sam Rachal Family  Malvern Elementary School Bronze Level Sponsorship 3:16 Team Realty  Treadway Realty  Dr. T Carter Gilmer  Luke Kim Family  Lawrence & Michelle Katz  Walter & Jeanette Wooden  Transformation Hub Ministries  JC Bartending  Aimee Trawick  Marbie Stewart  Life Changing Faith Christian Fellowship W.O.W. Ministry  Barbara Forbes  Linda Denning  NOYAU Wellness Center  Robert King Insurance Agency, Inc.  Johnathan King (Liberty Tax Service) Angel Wings Sponsors Nicole Richmond  Deborah Ellis  Groom’s BBQ  Cherylyn Witsell  Theresa DeShields  Marquita Gilmer  Michael Lieser  JoAnn Price  Billie Jo Henry Jason Wooden  Michael Wahl  Laverne Suggs  Peter Choi  Tina Fernandez Merle Norman  Krista Kraft  Seka Barjrcktarevic  Cindy Sguinia  Keith & Dee Maddox  The Hardimon Family  Paul & Terry Vernon  Darren & Anne Jensen  Gasket Guy of DFW, LLC  Christopher & Natalie Schellman  Donna Perkins  Ann Maher  Chester & Jacquline Tucker  Everett & Sandra Reeves  Evangeline Parker  Karen Manicom  Newly Guajardo  Santiago “Jimmy” Lazanco  Pamela Johnson  Debra Moore  Lee McGinnis  Linda Greene  Musette Castle  Beuluah Roberts  Shahidrah Cowgill  Khan  Deborah Pinkard  Wilma Denning  Cheryl Lasiter  Irma Sneed


Thank you to Our Platinum Sponsor Eleos Community Care is licensed by the state of Texas to provide home and community based services to the pediatric community. Our owners have dedicated their lives to providing for children. ECC is a Christian organization that strives to provide comprehensive care and advocacy support to our patients and their families. It is not only our job but our passion to work with families in need. With a career in providing clinical care to children to ministering to the spiritual need of children in the Dallas and surrounding area we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of families in our community. ECC is committed to giving back to the community. It is our mission to provide community care built on compassion and kindness. Home Care that goes beyond healthcare. So whether you are looking for Private Duty Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy let Eleos Community Care be the Pediatric Home Health Agency for you. ECC services the following counties: Camp, Colling, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Montague, Morris, Parker, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Smith, Tarrant, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wise and Wood.


North Texas Angels Pageant Program  
North Texas Angels Pageant Program  

This is a Pageant for Special Needs contestants in Texas! This wonderful organization host an event once a year. Check it out