TESTIMONIALS

Dear Jenny,

I want to encourage you today in what you’re doing. I teach musical theater, private voice, stage deportment as a career. But, even in my field, nothing asks for more polish than pageantry. It’s a place where girls have to care about their posture, about saying, “um/yeah,” about gliding in a gown, about shaping their views on politics and religion where they can be truthful but not alienate everyone within a two-mile radius! It knocks off the rough edges and helps these girls become their best selves – if they work hard enough.


Keep on keepin’ on – regardless of the general population view of pageantry, it is a GREAT thing that is unique – nothing else can do what pageantry does.
 

So, drive on – we appreciate you!

 

Teresa Kress

Mother to two Miss Alaska daughters

Jenny


Thank you for so much for being a great and supportive pageant director! I love all your pageant stories!

 

Evelyn Hoppe

Miss Jr. National Sweetheart 2014

I am thankful that I was able to compete in, win, and now help such an amazing organization! I love ANTSO- everything it stands for, the opportunities and experiences I have had, and especially all the people involved =]. I could not imagine my life without all of you and ANTSO.

Sara Pietila

Miss Jr. National Sweetheart 2006

Hello to all of you at the national office:


My name is Leslie and I was the 1994 Miss NH National Teenager state queen. I am currently an RN, happily married with two children. I still volunteer because National Teenager taught me at a young age how vital it is to give. I remember nationals like it was yesterday. The best week of my life and year of my life. I will never forget that amazing experience. My fellow 1994 Miss NH Jr. National Teenager and I are still great friends. She was in my wedding and vice versa. We are actually having a ladies weekend in November of this year to catch up, spa and shop! Thought you would love to know that the friendships born in this pageant can last a long time - almost 20 years for us! And we both actually keep in touch with other state titleholders from that year at nationals. God Bless to all in the national office for keeping this experience alive and well for all.

Leslie Shortell-Anderson

Miss NH National Teenager 1994

Dear Jenny,


It is because of people like you that my graduation day was possible. You have been such an influential woman to me these past four years. I’m so thankful I found ANTSO because it has truly developed me into who I am today.
 

Love you!

 

Kendra Emerson

America’s National Teenager 2013

Dear Jenny,


Thank you for letting me be apart of ANTSO.

I grew so much by participating in your program. I just went and auditioned for Oklahoma City University’s dance department. The scholarship to OCU definitely helps! I miss you! And thanks for all ANTSO has done for me!

 

Victoria Renard

Former Miss Washington Jr. National Teenager

Miss Jenny,

I had a blast this weekend on our National Queens Trip. We have all become so close with each other, which is going to make saying goodbye even harder!  Thankfully we have become a real family that will forever stick together and we have a few more months before nationals.  This program has taught me things about myself I never knew! Without this program, I would have never become who I am today.  This is where my pageant journey has began and hopefully I will see you much more throughout the years!  Your program has played such a big role in shaping me into the young woman I am today, and the scholarships are the cherry on the top!

Lots of love,

 

Abigail Hoppe

Miss Jr. National Teenager 2014

Jenny,

 

I am sincerely grateful for all your love and support.  I have loved being a part of your program.

God bless,

 

Priscilla Olsen, IN Sr. Queen 2016

Miss Jr. National Sweetheart 2014

Dear Jenny,

 

It is because of people like you that my graduation day was possible.  You have been such an influential woman to me these past four years.  I’m so thankful I found ANTSO because it has truly developed me into who I am today.

Love you!

Kendra Emmerson

America's National Teenager 2013

Hello to all of you at the national office:


My name is Leslie and I was the 1994 Miss NH National Teenager state queen. I am currently an RN, happily married with two children. I still volunteer because National Teenager taught me at a young age how vital it is to give. I remember nationals like it was yesterday. The best week of my life and year of my life. I will never forget that amazing experience. My fellow 1994 Miss NH Jr. National Teenager and I are still great friends. She was in my wedding and vice versa. We are actually having a ladies weekend in November of this year to catch up, spa and shop! Thought you would love to know that the friendships born in this pageant can last a long time - almost 20 years for us! And we both actually keep in touch with other state titleholders from that year at nationals. God Bless to all in the national office for keeping this experience alive and well for all.

Leslie Shortell-Anderson

Miss NH National Teenager 1994

Miss Jenny,

Thank you for your support in everything I’ve done since I started in the ANTSO Program.  You are one of my biggest role models.  Thank you for being such a role model to me and many other girls across the nation.

 

Allison Mulcare

Former Miss Oregon National Teenager

Jenny,

Thank you for this amazing year!  Last year’s pageant, NYC, bonding with 6 other amazing girls and everything else during my reign have been some of the best experiences I’ve ever had.  Much love to you and ANTSO!

Geralyn Timm

ANTSO Jr. National Sweetheart 2016

ANTSO and Jenny,

This is Donna Humphries (Holly Humphries mom, Miss Arkansas National Teenager 2004).  She was talent winner and the national pageant with her comical monologue – a big win for her!  Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for being a positive role model for hundreds of girls each year and providing them the opportunity to compete in ANTSO.  The pageant made a difference in Holly’s life.  First of all, she chose to attend Vanderbilt University in 2006 after graduating from high school.  Touring Vanderbilt Hospital when she was at the national pageant, where ANTSO donates the gift bags every year, made a huge impression on her.  In fact, after graduating from Vanderbilt she attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medicinal Sciences and today is Dr. Holly Humphries Sherrill.  I just wanted to say hello and thank you again.  You set the course for my daughter’s life!

Donna Humphries

Mother to miss Arkansas National Teenager 2004

Dear Jenny,

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making ANTSO Nationals 2016 an incredible week.  The contestants I met that week – especially the Miss girls – are some of the most driven and kind-hearted young women I have ever had the pleasure to meet.  Thank you for much for bringing us together through this organization and for your ingenuity in creating such an uplifting environment for young women.  I sincerely hope and pray I am able to return to ANTSO in the future.

Elizabeth Dugan

Kentucky National Miss 2016

Jenny and ANTSO,

Thank you doesn't begin to explain how grateful I am for everything you did for me this year.  You are such a wonderful director Jenny, but more than that you are an incredible role model.  I don’t know exactly where I would be today if you wouldn’t have encouraged me!  If I had never done ANTSO, I would not be the strong, confident woman I am, I would have never met some of the greatest people in my life, and I wouldn’t have experienced a year that will be so hard to let go of!  You have been my anchor this year and I know you are an anchor to so many girls.  Thank you for opening your home to us – thank you for an amazing system – thank you for all the little things we so often forget - and of course, thank you for the most incredible and unforgettable year ever.  I love you like crazy and you forever have a special place in my heart!

 

Love,

Tori Inman

ANTSO National Sweetheart 2015

Good morning Jenny,

I wanted to just take this brief moment and thank you for the gracious and wonderful offer of the New York title to Ma’Sonia. To say that she was just thrilled absolutely do no justice and how she truly feels.  Soni missed competing in ANTSO when she took the year off to get acclimated with being in high school/attending a boarding school and it shows how determined and how hard she worked. I am truly proud of you but most importantly it feels so good to be back at home with the ANTSO family.  The past couple of years were extremely difficult especially with being out of work, but I had a wonderful feeling that something good was going to happen this year and it did.  First with me becoming employed again, then with her success at Candy’s pageant, and in a few short weeks I will be the proud mom of a Rutgers Graduate.  And finally I will also be finally attending back to school to complete my degree now that my family has pretty much grew up on me. God has given me such a tremendous blessing indeed.

 

We are so excited about attending Nationals and look forward to seeing you again and should I also mention that Ma’Sonia has already started making some plans to get some projects going at school utilizing her title and has planned on another toy drive to give for the children at the Children’s Aid Society for their Christmas party (she said that was one trip she really missed).

 

I always knew her competing in the ANTSO system has been by far the SMARTEST investment I have made because this system has helped her develop even further into the beautiful young woman she is turning into.  My baby has grown up on me.

 

So again I say thank you for a wonderful job of providing an avenue where young women can strive and feel good about the things that they do, you and Candy are my hero’s indeed!

Karen Clarke

Mother to MaSonia McPherson, NJ – four time national competitor

Dear Jenny,

I want to encourage you today in what you're doing.  I teach musical theater, private voice, stage deportment as a career.  But, even in my field, nothing asks for more polish than pageantry.  It's a place where girls have to care about their posture, about saying, "um/yeah", about gliding in a gown, about shaping their views on politics and religion where they can be truthful but not alienate everyone within a two-mile radius!   It knocks off the rough edges and helps these girls become their best selves - if they work hard enough.

Keep on keepin' on - regardless of the general population view of pageantry, it is a GREAT thing that is unique - nothing else can do what pageantry does. So, drive on - we appreciate you!

Teresa Kress

Mother to two Miss Alaska daughters

Jenny,

I just want to say thank you for providing my daughter with such a great opportunity.  Never in a million years would Monica have imagined that she would get to be a part of such an elite group of young ladies.  No matter what the outcome, she has served her community well and we are humbled by each wonderful opportunity that comes our way. I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

 

Warmest Regards,

Tammy

Mother to Miss GA Jr. National Teenager 2013

ANTSO and Jenny,

Thank you so much for an incredible Queen’s Weekend!  I had so much fun spending time with you and all my sister queens. Escape Nashville was probably one of the coolest things I have ever done!  I live for puzzles and figuring out clues so that was right up my alley!  It was such a great team building activity which made it fun as well.  Also, how many people can say they have rode a camel!  Such an awesome experience!

Thank you again for all my prizes as well.  I have been wearing my makeup, perfume, and hairspray and I love it!  Great sponsors!  Thank you for all you do for us and making us truly feel like royalty!  I am very sad this year is ending so quickly but I am also excited for the week of Nationals!  No worries, it won’t be the last of me!  I absolutely love what this system stands for and would love to do more work with it in the future!

Daley Johnston

ANTSO National Miss 2015

Hi Jenny!

I hope you and your daughters are doing well.  I also hope that the ANTSO queens are having as much fun as I did!  I’m busy with all my junior year classes and activities.  I thought of you and Dale the other day and all those great ANTSO memories of my experience in Miami came back to me!  I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be in the ANTSO family!  Thanks to you and ANTSO, I feel confident I can do well in all I do. 

 

My best regards,

Lauren Dingus

Miss Jr. National Teenager 2012

Jenny.

I couldn’t be luckier to call you my director. This system has changed my life and I owe so much to you.  Thanks for all you do!

 

Love,

Clara Emlen

America's National Teenager 2014

Jenny.

Thank you so much for hosting us in your home!  It was SO FUN!

Audrey Eckert

Miss Preteen National Teenager 2014

Jenny and ANTSO Crew,

Faith is SO excited and we have family coming in to cheer her on all the way from Arizona and California! We have shared with them what a great system this is and are anxious for them to see ANTSO in action.  Thanks so much for all your planning, communication and positivity – it never goes unnoticed!  Looking forward to see you soon!

Nichole Dalzell

Mother to Miss SC National Teenager 2015

Dear Ms. Jenny,

Thank you for pouring yourself into this system because you are truly what make ANTSO great.  I have looked up to you since I began participating in ANTSO, and you are sincerely one of my biggest role models. Thank you for devoting yourself to this program because it has made me who I am today.

 

Thank you!

Kristin Perry

former Miss Tennessee National Teenager

Jenny,

Thank you so much for a fab year!  I’m so thankful to have gained a friend and mentor like you.  I look forward to the years to come! 

 

I love you!

Kolby Kayworth

America's National National 2016

ANTSO and Jenny,

Thank you for all you do – first off, thank you for organizing this life changing week.  I am so honored to be a part of this system.  Second, thank you for looking our for not only me all of you ANTSO girls!  You are simply the best!  I love and appreciate you from the bottom of my heart.  No matter what the outcome of this weekend, you will always be very important to me.

Elizabeth McCurry

SC National Miss 2015

Jenny and ANTSO,

 

Thank you for such an amazing nationals week!  It is always the trip of a lifetime!  You are such a blessing.  Thank you for ANTSO!  I wouldn’t be the same without it!

Emilie Wasson

Miss Alaska Jr. National Teenager 2016

Jenny,

Words can’t describe how thankful I am to be a part of this organization.  ATNSO has showed me that not everything is about looks.  Having a motivational speaker come to ANTSO Nationals every year gives me a huge confidence boost.  “Thank you” isn’t enough at all to show you how this organization has impacted my life.

Maddie Hunt

Miss South Carolina National Teenager 2016

Jenny,

My favorite quote is from Shakespeare, “To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any

man!”

 

You are living a lift true to yourself – giving golden keys of success to these young women that unlock their brightest futures.  You are making a huge difference in the lives of so many…special people like you make the world a brighter place.

Teresa Kress

Former Miss Alaska (America), mother of two ANTSO girls

ANTSO and Jenny,

Thank you so much for being a great director and supporting all of us through nationals.  The experience I have had here was nothing short of remarkable and that is in thanks to your support and work!  Thanks again for running a great organization!

Priscilla Olson

Miss IN Sr. National Sweetheart 2015

Jenny,

Thank you for all you have done for Tori!  I could not ask for a better mentor for her.  You are truly an amazing woman. 

 

Thanks,

Kathy Inman

mother to ANTSO National Sweetheart 2015, Tori Inman

Jenny and ANTSO,

Thank you so much for all your help and patience with us getting to Nationals! You have been such a blessing to us with all your info and help!  I am sooo excited for Nationals!  I know it is going to be wonderful!

 

Love,

Abbey Dovey

Miss District of Columbia Jr. Teenager 2015

ANTSO and Jenny,

Thank you so much for everything! I love being able to represent South Carolina at ANTSO Nationals and this year has been absolutely amazing! The opportunities that have opened up with this title has been unbelievable!

 

Love,

Leah Kincaid

Miss South Carolina National Teenager 2014

Jenny,

Thank you for your time, information, inspiration and love! 

Kaitlynn Zagyva

Alaska Sweetheart 2016

Jenny,

 

Thank you so much for letting us take part of your nationals again!  Girl Talk Inc. is honored to be a part!

Ellen Dickson

Girl Talk, Inc.

ANTSO,

Thank you for the amazing weekend at your house!  Thank you for all the amazing food and fun events you had planned for us! Appreciate ANTSO and you so much!

  

Claire Sorgen

ANTSO Jr. National Teenager 2015

ANTSO,

I know that my years with ANTSO will be ones I will never forget.  I have made so many best friends.  I can’t wait to spend time with you – thank you for all you do!

Jessica Wolter

Miss Oregon Preteen National Teenager 2015

ANTSO,

Thank you for hosting an amazing national pageant!  I love being a part of the ANTSO family!

Tiffany Silva

Miss NJ Jr. Sweetheart 2015

ANTSO and Jenny,

Thank you for being a great national director.  I am so glad I signed up for ANTSO!  I love how nice and supportive everyone has been! I have loved this experience!

Bailey Guy

Miss Tennessee Jr. National Teenager 2015

Jenny,

I am so blessed to have you in my life!  I can’t tell you how much your support means to me!  I love you!

Tori Inman

Miss National Sweetheart 2015

Thank you SO much for all that you do.  This pageant system has been a true blessing. We can't thank you enough. 

 

Forever Grateful,

Ron & Lisa Fields

"Rylea's parents"

Thank you for being such a gracious, entertaining, fun host for our National Queens Weekend!  This year has been amazing and I can’t wait for nationals!

Wendy Martin

Miss National Sweetheart 2014

Thank you for giving Grace the opportunity to compete as Miss Preteen West Virginia.. It was an incredible experience...

 

Thanks,

Debbie Gold

Mother of Miss West Virginia Preteen 2013