Congratulations to our New National Queens!
Clara Emlen, Vermont - America’s National Teenager
Hi everyone! My name is Clara Emlen and I am your America’s National Teenager 2014! I’m from a very small town (population 1,607) in Central Vermont. I attend Proctor Academy, a boarding school in Andover, New Hampshire. I volunteer for my school’s “Jobs Program” that provides on-campus community service, and I’m a member of the tennis and cross-country teams. I have made it my goal to educate the public about sexual violence and encourage victims to choose strength over silence. I am part of the Speakers Bureau for RAINN, our country’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, as well as a volunteer for Circle – a Vermont anti-domestic violence organization. Other charities that are especially close to my heart are the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Special Olympics, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I have a passion for working with people with disabilities, and I hope to become a Special Education teacher in the future. I am thrilled to be a representative for ANTSO, an amazing scholarship organization that promotes the hearts and brains of young women across our country. I look forward to an incredible year! Be sure to keep up with me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/antsoclara.emlen
Abigail Hoppe, Oregon, ANTSO Jr. National Teenager
Hi everyone! My name is Abigail Hoppe, your 2014 ANTSO Junior National Teenager! The state pageant and national pageant were my first pageants and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! This year I will be a 15-year-old freshman at West Salem High School. I am the oldest child of four busy children! It comes naturally to me to be a leader, whether it is at school or at home. I was elected as student body president last year as an 8th grader. I often chose to work in the classrooms with the special needs children at school. When I started ballet at the age of three, I fell in love with it! I also run track for my school. I run the 100M, 400M, and the 4x100M relay! This year I was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Academics throughout my middle school years. When I was 10 years old, I spent a long week in pediatric intensive care after finding out that I was a Type 1 Diabetic. Since then, I have been working to help people understand the autoimmune disease and I have joined forces with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to plan walks and raise money to help find a cure. Recently, I was chosen to be the teen Ambassador for the Oregon/Southwest Washington Chapter of JDRF. I look forward to a great year with ANTSO! Hope to meet you soon!
Audrey Eckert, Nebraska, ANTSO Preteen National Teenager
Hello! I’m Audrey Eckert and I am honored to be your 2014 ANTSO Preteen National Teenager. I am 11 years old and attend middle school in Nebraska…home of the Huskers! In addition to pageantry and modeling, I am a competitive cheerleader and dancer. During my reign, I will continue to serve the Matt Talbot Homeless Kitchen and Outreach, the Lincoln City Mission and the Joshua Collingsworth Foundation. I’m in the process of establishing my own organization called “Helping Hands” where I am empowering my friends to become active within our community and to serve those in need. We will be busy collecting food and supplies, serving meals and making a difference in our community! This will be an exciting year! Be sure to follow ANTSO on Facebook!
Wendy Martin, Alaska, ANTSO National Sweetheart
Hello everyone! My name is Wendy Martin, and I am your ANTSO National Sweetheart 2014. Originally from Alaska, I am currently in Louisiana attending Louisiana State University. I am a cadet in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and will graduate as a Second Lieutenant in 4 years with a degree in Human Resources. I am extremely patriotic and I am looking forward to serving at many events this year supporting our current and past U.S. Military service members. I can’t wait to see what my year has in store for me! Add me as a friend and follow my reign on Facebook to learn more about our fabulous program! ANTSO Rocks!
Evelyn Hoppe, Oregon, ANTSO Jr. National Sweetheart
Hi there! My name is Evelyn Hoppe and I am your new ANTSO Junior National Sweetheart! I just recently turned 13 years old and I am starting 7th grade in Oregon. I love school and I work hard to maintain straight A’s. I have taken ballet, tap, and jazz since I was 3 years old, but just a year ago, I started Irish dance! It is my absolute favorite thing to do! I get to compete all over the West Coast. I also love to run track for my school team. I run the 100M, 400M and the relay teams for the 4X100M and 4X400M. It is great fun to be a part of a school sport. I am also from a big family. I have an older sister and two younger brothers. My youngest brother suffered from suffocation at birth, resulting in severe Cerebral Palsy. Thanks to him, I have learned to work with children with all kinds of disabilities and one of my favorite places to volunteer is at the Adaptive Riding Institute. It is an awesome place where all people get to ride horses and enjoy the whole ranch experience. I love to see the huge smiles on all of the children’s faces. I look forward to a fun year of being a role model to other teens!
Sydney Martin, Alaska, ANTSO Preteen National Sweetheart
Hi! I am thrilled to represent ANTSO as Miss Preteen National Sweetheart 2014! As a busy preteen, I attend a middle school for highly gifted students where I especially love learning math! I have already earned high school credit for successfully completing an Algebra course. When I am not hard at work earning a perfect 4.0, I love to dance, sing and I have a passion for fashion! This year, I also plan to give cheerleading a try. Serving others also brings me great joy! I can be found tutoring kids after school at the Boys & Girls Clubs and serving with The Salvation Army. What a privilege to serve others and represent ANTSO! It’s going to be a great year!
Taylor Fritz, Tennessee, ANTSO National Miss
Hello! I’m Taylor Fritz, from a small town in East TN. I have a huge passion for serving others and am very involved with my local Boys & Girls Club. I have recently partnered with them and created a self-esteem building program titled “Pretty in Pearls”. My other community service involvement is volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville. Besides volunteering another thing that brings a smile to my face is inspiring young children, which is why I inspire to be a school principal. I am currently a junior at Carson Newman University. School work, volunteering aside, my heart belongs on the big blue mat of All-Star cheerleading, I am a coach for Jaguar Athletics and also the head coach for a local middle school. To follow my reign, add me on Facebook ANTSO Taylor Fritz. I hope to see you at nationals in my home state! Nashville Nationals will be a blast! Best wishes and good luck!
We would love to have our queens at your next event! Special requests can be put in for the following areas: Public speaking/Award Presentation, Registration, Emceeing, Hostessing, Networking or Facilitating a Community Service Project, and more.
Please submit an email to our national office and let ANTSO’s premiere ambassadors give your next event that special touch! Email: email@example.com.
Pageant photos by Brad Helton Images – Video and Photography. Headshots by Mindub Photography, hair by Mary Malone. Makeup by Lisa Proctor.