By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter


Rachel Tuck, daughter of Kendall and Melanie Tuck, has earned the prestigious title of the 2013 National American Miss Tennessee at the stage pageant held July 29.

She will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Anaheim, Calif., at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week, representing the state of Tennessee, where she will have the opportunity to win her share of over $500,000 in cash and prizes.

The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the National American Miss Pageants awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. 

National American Miss has added the ultimate door prizes to Nationals 2013. Each girl that qualifies for the national pageant has a chance to win a new 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible. For more details visit www.namiss.com/car. 

National American Miss is dedicated to developing the success of young women across our nation with a program that is designed to be age-appropriate and family-oriented. Pageants are held in each state for girls age four to eighteen in five different age divisions.

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, 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.

Tuck’s activities include organizing fundraisers and community service events for the EAO Foundation, playing baseball with family and friends, and watching her favorite show, The Golden Girls. 

Her sponsors for the pageant were Ann York, Dr. Phillip Hunt of Armadillo Medical Services, Melanie Hendricks, Sue Porkes, Randall and Marie Tuck, Larry and Cynthia Hudson and her parents. 

Tuck would really like to get to know the people of Tennessee that she will be representing, so please do not hesitate to invite her to any and every community event. She would like to be involved as much as possible. You may contact her by email at [email protected].