Reading with Royalty was created on April 21, 2020, to encourage imagination and provide an avenue for children to feel connected to the world around them at this time through virtual book readings and book donations.
Commissioner Yvette Colbourne, representative of the gorgeous city of Miramar, Florida, is the Endorser for Reading with Royalty.
We are excited to be in children’s hospital foundations, one being the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital!
300 readers, 50 states, 4 countries, and 100's of children impacted, in only 6 months!
- Sudan Eubanks, Creator
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Miss Arizona Collegiate United States 2020
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, Arianne then moved to Arizona in 2015 to pursue her bachelors degree at Northern Arizona University. As a first-generation student, Arianne is passionate to help students believe and achieve in higher education. She works full-time at Northern Arizona University as a Communications Analyst for Information Technology Services, in the fall she will be obtaining her Masters in Education with a degree in Human Relations. She is the current Miss Arizona Collegiate United States 2020, so follow her on her journey to nationals at @missazcollegiateus.
Miss California Collegiate United States 2021
"I am Shayna Frink your Miss California Collegiate United States 2021, and I am so excited to be the California Ambassador for Reading with Royalty. My platform is Relay for Life with the American cancer society and I love that pageants facilitate the opportunity to give back to your platform as well as many other organizations. I am a fourth-year student at the University of California San Diego as a Communication Major and Business Management Minor. I am the Vice Chair of Thurgood Marshall College at UCSD in charge of bringing all minority groups and external affairs together, including brining charities and organizations in to the school.
This project is especially special to me because I grew up with my parents reading books to me and it was always a constant that I had in my life. With the times we are in during 2020 almost nothing is constant anymore and change is continuously happening. I love that Reading with Royalty gives me the opportunity to be a constant in someone's life filled with uncertainty."
Miss Teen California US
Actress, titleholder, model and a dancer are a few of the many roles this 17-year old, Beverly Hills High School teen takes on. As a professional head news anchor on Channel 6, actress and state titleholder, Alana navigates her life ordered by her platform and spunk. Grounded in her platform to inspire young girls, Alana participates in an array of charitable efforts. Alana Morgan has received a letter from Barack Obama and the White House for her hours of community service. As of late, Alana has volunteered with Hashtag Lunchbag to provide food for families in need during every season. Alana Morgan is also a board member for the weRpossible project to help end teen suicide. Alana works with the Kindness Organization to spread more Kindness in our society today! Alana is also enrolled in several programs like DECA, By Your Side, and Girl Up.
Miss Florida United States
"Born and raised in Wisconsin, I received my Bachelors degree in Music. I have always had a passion and connection with children, and have volunteered in children’s ministry since I was 13 years old. I have always been an avid reading, and being able to be a part of Reading with Royalty is such a dream come true. My personal platform is human trafficking, so keeping our children safe from the dangers of exploitation is something near and dear to my heart. I am also a huge advocate for children’s cancer research. I lost my grandfather to cancer 10 years ago, and after seeing his battle, I would never wish that on anybody, much less a child. Being able to combine my love of reading with my love of children is a match made in heaven! "
Miss Northwest Earth 2020
Sarah is currently Miss Northwest Earth 2020, after previously holding the title of Miss Idaho Earth in both 2018 and 2019. Her platform, "It's Elementary!" focuses on environmental education for elementary school children. Shw has a Bachelor's degree in theatre from Boise State University and is currently working on a Masters degree in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University. Sarah has a special connection to this program, because as a child, her sister was treated in a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
Miss Three Rivers Festival
As a full-time business student, a full-time preschool teacher, and a part-time youth empowerment volunteer, Kaitlyn takes pride and honor in representing the state of Indiana with Reading with Royalty. With over 19 years of pageantry and service experience, she’s so excited to finally be able to fulfill her childhood aspiration of competing for the title of Miss Indiana in June 2021. When not teaching little ones to enjoy reading and volunteering in her hometown, Kaitlyn can be found shopping at local farmer’s markets, riding scooters through downtown Fort Wayne, or spending time with her “bonus” daughter.
Miss Chisholm Trail
“Hey friends! I am Candace Sweetwood, Miss Chisholm Trail. You can find me wearing heels and an oversized cardigan with a guitar in one hand and a book in the other. I have always had a passion for reading. As a child I inhaled books like they were candy. My passion for reading as well as children inspired me to attend Kansas State University and soon graduate with a degree in Secondary Education with a minor in English. Two-thirds of children living in poverty do not have a book at home. After hearing this statistic I decided to create my not-for-profit organization, Reading to the Rescue Foundation. The Reading to the Rescue Foundation is aimed at putting books into the hands of children in need and fostering a love for reading. Within the last two years Reading to the Rescue Foundation has collected over 1,500 books for children to begin their own personal libraries and begin their journey as lifelong learners. “
Miss Greater Portland
“Hi everyone! My name is Nicole Steinhagen and I am Miss Greater Portland in Maine. My platform is End The Silence - Let’s Talk About Suicide. I have been studying Martial Arts for 18 years, I have a black belt and I also won 4 world championships in 2017. I’m currently studying business at Southern Maine Community College and hoping to transfer to a larger university in the coming semesters. During my middle school years, I always struggled with reading comprehension so being a part of a program like this holds a special place in my heart!“
Miss Germantown 2020
"I am a 20 year old Communication Major and Business minor at Mount St. Mary's University. I am an aspiring lawyer and during my free time I enjoy discovering new artists and dancing. I am currently building my non-profit, Courageous Creativity which is focused on utilizing the arts to help underprivileged children. "
Brooklyn Toli is a 22 year old finishing up her Musical Theatre and Dance Performance degrees at Rhode Island College. She is also teaching tap dance at many dance studios around New England, and is rehearsing with the performance companies, “Drumatix” and “The Boston She Party.” In March, Brooklyn founded an organization to bridge the socioeconomic gap in pageantry and scholarship competitions called the “Pageant Vault.” They offer clothing necessary to compete and serve as a titleholder, and talent and interview assistance at no charge. Make sure to follow the “Pageant Vault” on Instagram and Facebook to learn about how you can get involved. Brooklyn looks forward to her involvement with “Reading With Royalty” and admires the hard work Sudan has put into building this important organization.
Miss World America New Jersey 2020
Andrianna is an empathetic and creative individual with a career in design and coding. Being a Hispanic minority, she will be the first in her family to graduate Summa Cum Laude with her B.S. in Multimedia Development. Andrianna has worked tirelessly to finish her degree while working full time as well as going to school full time.She believes that children are the future and they all deserve love and protection, which is why she advocates strongly for the fight against child trafficking. She believes in loving and protecting children when no one else can, and that every voice can make a difference. She wants every child to know that they are truly loved by someone. While working with the organization Love146, she was motivated and inspired to create her own platform, Born2BLoved. With her platform, she is able to spread awareness to those who may not have enough knowledge about trafficking, including those in minority neighborhoods. As part of her campaign, she is able to educate minorities and high risk youth in order to prevent the growth of trafficking before it starts.She formed the Born2BLoved Challenge, which raises money for the organization Love146 and their fight against trafficking. Andrianna one day hopes to work at Disney in their Creative Department where she can continue to use her skill of design and coding to bring joy to children through Disney. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, dancing salsa, and cooking some of her family’s recipes passed down from Puerto Rico.
Teen Miss Ohio Earth
My name is Paige Mercer and I am Teen Miss Ohio Earth. I am 17 years old and from Youngstown, Ohio.
Miss Oil Capital 2020
Sunny Day was born and raised in Oklahoma where she grew up as the oldest of five. Sunny is a first generation high school and college graduate where she obtained her BA in Communications from The University of Oklahoma. Shortly after graduating college and following the teacher walkout in Oklahoma, Sunny had a changed out heart and saw a need that needed to be filled – with that, she obtained her emergency certification and began her first year of teaching. Now on her third year of being a certified teacher, Sunny works as a sixth grade English teacher for Western Heights Public Schools where she serves as the lead ELA teacher, chair of the Attendance team, and helped build the districts virtual reading curriculum.Sunny has a passion and interest in helping children in all capacities, however, her biggest goal is to bring education equity to children who are typically underserved in society. She has a dream to take her experience in the classroom at an underprivileged school district to both the Miss Oklahoma stage and eventually on her run to become the Secretary of Education.Sunny is the reigning Miss Oil Capital and is well on her way to compete for the title of Miss Oklahoma 2021. If awarded the title of Miss Oklahoma, she plans to travel the state and have her life skills workshops and mentorship programs implemented in schools across the state. Sunny’s platform is “Ready S.E.T. Go: Protecting Underprivileged Youth”. S.E.T. being an acronym for: Support, Encourage, Teach.Outside of balancing being a teacher, a part-time model, and all the responsibilities of being a big sister, Sunny loves to travel, discover new books, volunteer in her community, and spent time with her younger siblings.
America’s Miss Pennsylvania Sweetheart and Pennsylvania Cinderella Woman
Kayla Stokes is the current America’s Miss Pennsylvania Sweetheart and Pennsylvania Cinderella
Woman. She has been competing in pageantry since she was six years old, and has loved every minute,
which is what drove her to opening up her own pageant business. Kayla is the owner of Triple Threat
Pageant Academy coaching students of all ages in natural, glitz and scholarship pageants. She has the
greatest passion for volunteerism, which is why she chose her platform: Be the Change You Wish to See
in the World. Volunteering in her community is only the start, she is constantly traveling and helping
people all across the world. Outside of the pageant world, Kayla works at Bath & Body Works and
coaches dance, baton twirling, and gymnastics. Kayla is very excited to become the Pennsylvania State
Representative for Reading with Royalty and cannot wait to meet so many new sister queens!
Miss Jack's Outstanding Teen
“My name is Natalie, and this is my first year in pageantry. I fell in love from the start, and have thrown myself into the Miss America program with my platform, Inspiring Kids through Reading, which focuses on bringing books to kids on my reservation. Most days, you can find me working the family farm, keeping up with my robust class scheduale, unicycling, or volunteering in my community. “
"Howdy y'all! My name is Amber McKenzie and I'm Miss Joshua from the great State of Texas! I received my bachelors in Business Communications and Corporate Education while continuing my education in Cybersecurity, with the hopes of obtaining my P.h.D in Computer Engineering with a focus in Information Assurance. My goal is to work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to develop cyber policy and respond to cyber attacks to protect public health in America. I have always had a passion for children's holistic health, and being a part of Reading with Royalty is such an amazing experience! My personal Social Impact Initiative with the Miss America Organization is "A Hunger Free Texas" which focuses on the effects of food insecurity, especially in children and young adults. My goal is to ensure that our kiddos have the proper nutrition to grow and develop within our society so that their dreams can come true!"
Miss Battle Ground’s Outstanding Teen
“Hi there! I am Natalie Worthy, Miss Battle Ground’s Outstanding Teen, from Washington State! My platform is Leaders of the Future: Building Goals, Volunteerism, and Life Skills. My talent is singing and I have been training my voice for 3yrs and playing piano for over 10yrs. I absolutely love volunteering, singing, creating my business, and traveling!”