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Miss Florida Rebecca Markert Competes for 2017 National American Miss Title
Delray Beach Native, Marymount Manhattan College Student and Saint John Paul II Graduate Won Miss Florida Junior Teen Title in 2013
By: Rebecca Markert
While Rebecca did not win the title of National American Miss, she did win third runner up in the prestigious actress category. She still returns to her home in Delray Beach as National American Miss Florida.
"I could not have asked for a better final time on the National American Miss national stage," Rebecca said. "It was more about the experience than winning. Being able to meet girls from all over the country who have similar interests was such a blessing. I have learned so much from my time with National American Miss and I look forward to the rest of my reign as Miss Florida 2017."
Rebecca is a junior at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where she is an Acting major. She uses her title as National American Miss Florida to share her story of being bullied as a child and having dyslexia, but using both to make her stronger. She wants to serve as an example of how to overcome obstacles and turn them into opportunities.
Over the past year, she has volunteered with Wishes of Literacy, Inc., a New York based organization with the mission to raise awareness of dyslexia; to help parents through workshops, education, and support; and to help children by bringing programs to our community, in our schools, and eventually to start a school on Staten Island designed to support their learning needs and styles.
About The National American Miss Pageants
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 dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. 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 twenty in six 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 and presentation, and offers and "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.
About Rebecca Markert
Rebecca Markert is 2017 National American Miss Florida. She previously held the title of 2013 Miss Florida Junior Teen. Rebecca is 20 years old and is a rising Junior at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, where she is an Acting major. She attended Saint John Paul II Academy (formerly Pope John Paul II High School) and Spanish River Christian School in Boca Raton, during which she lived in Delray Beach with her family. Rebecca's parents Tom and Sarah Markert currently live between New York City and Delray Beach.
Rebecca is a New England Academy of Dance and Boca Ballet Theatre trained dancer with more than 12 years of experience. She also spent four years at the prestigious Stagedoor Manor summer camp in the Catskills. She spends her spare time interning with designer Adrianna Papell and volunteering at local dog shelters in New York City and Florida.
Learn more about Rebecca Markert at RebeccaMarkert.com (http://www.rebeccamarkert.com/