This past summer, my sister and I collected gently used shoes for the Sole4Souls organization. The shoes you no longer want, create opportunities many need. Donating new and gently worn shoes act as a resource to help entrepreneurs generate income to provide for themselves and their families.

In 2016, Soles4Souls provided over 3 million pairs of shoes to entrepreneurs in Haiti, Honduras, Transnistria, and Sierra Leone!

Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise model is designed to create real economic change in developing nations. We utilize new and gently-worn shoes as a resource to help people with an opportunity to start and sustain a small business (a micro-enterprise) of their own. The income earned allows entrepreneurs the ability to purchase necessities like food, shelter and education for their families. This is a powerful and sustainable way for people to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

I’m thankful for my community that helped us donate over 60 shoes to this great organization.


Representing American Coronet Pageants

Today, I had the honor of representing American Coronet Pageants while judging the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company Pageant. Pageantry has added a charm to my life that I am blessed to experience in many facets. One of the lovely young ladies who won her age division personally thanked me after the event. So sweet! I had a blast representing my title and seeing other young ladies and women grow through pageantry.

National Ice Cream Month!

Hi all!  Just a quick post to share my joy that July is National Ice Cream month.  I just returned from a long week of coaching and supporting a client through her pageant competition.  There is much hard work that goes into pageantry (as I know you all know), so it is nice to kick back with some ice cream (or in this case, “froyo”) and relax!  I call that “queening and ice creaming!”

Hello world

Hi, my name is Madysen Washington and I’m 5 years old. I will begin Kindergarten next month. My mom name is Lacey Burkes and my dad name is Isaac Washington. I love to dress up and be in pageants an win big crowns and trophies. In the next couple of days my mom will be taking me to different places to start my community outreach. I just wanted to make my 1st initial post… Bye guys!!!

Welcome ACP Class of 2020!

We are now appointing 2019-2020 state queens and are so excited to welcome our first state queens!  Get to know them and our reigning National royalty on the Royalty page of our website.

We are so excited for what’s in store this year as we’ve launched a brand new website with additional features we’ll be rolling out throughout the year.  First up, we’ve launched Queen’s mini-sites where each state and national queen gets their own page to share photos, platform information, passions, and more.  You’ll get to see appearance photos she’s uploaded  as well as her thoughts through her blog. We are inviting both current and former royalty to participate.  Once an ACP queen, always an ACP queen!

If you’re looking to join our new state queens in the class of 2019-2020, browse through our website and check out our registration options.  Our competition is held 100% online with no additional fees!

Here are first state queens of 2019-2020:

Little Miss Georgia American Coronet – Madysen Washington
Miss Teen New York American Coronet – Hannah Bowker
Ms. Arizona American Coronet – Leah Carter
Ms. Washington American Coronet – Teri Le Sharp
Mrs. Main American Coronet – Shawn Cunningham

I’d like to welcome them on board on behalf of the ACP team as well as the reigning national and all former royalty.  Welcome to the sisterhood!