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Gracie Reiser
Hi Maureen! I don’t even know where to begin but I just wanted to give you a huge thank you! Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for giving me such an incredible opportunity like last weekend. Thank you for helping me build my confidence. Thank you for all of the love and support. Thank you for being patient and kind. Thank you for helping prepare us as much as you could and giving us so many chances to better ourselves. Maureen, you truly are a beautiful role model and someone I gladly look up to. You are so inspiring and it was so good to finally meet you in person! The pageant was incredible! I learned so much, I am so grateful to have been apart of it. Thanks again for everything and I hope our paths cross again in the future. With love, Gracie Reiser, Miss Beaverhead County Teen USA 2020! 🥰
Amelia Beard
I cannot thank you enough Maureen! You always manage to organize an amazing production no matter the circumstances. I’m sure this year had been more tasking than previous but you carried it all with grace. I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to be apart of this organization! With sincere appreciation, Miss Hill County USA 2020 - Amelia Beard
Joriann Heikkinen
Hi Maureen, the kindness and compassion that you, David, and the whole team showed this weekend was life changing. I walked away from this weekend feeling lucky and blessed to have had many new opportunities and doors open. I learned so much through this experience. I had nothing, but positive outcomes. I look forward to competing next year and growing more and more. I wish you all safe travels as you start the rest of the pageant season 🙂
 
Best, Joriann
Jo Hasland

Hi Maureen, I just want to say Thank you! To you and all your tremendous staff. What a wonderful experience for all young women. Anna, is definitely a more mature young lady from this experience. How delightful to meet so many ladies with enthusiasm and long term goals, confidently sharing themselves with us. Jo Haslund, Parent of Anna Haslund (Semi-finalist, Spirit Award & Photogenic)

Ashely Vralsted
Looks like I'm officially a pageant girl. I'm so excited to return to Pageants NW NW Productions to run for Miss Montana USA again next year. I'll be running as Miss Billings again! I had a lovely time competing with all the lovely ladies I met this weekend. I met lots of friends, gained a whole bunch of self confidence, and found something new that I love! Not to mention I found that royal blue is SO my color.
 
Ashley Vralsted, first time pageant contestant
Anna Haslund

Good morning, Maureen and David! I want to say thank you so much for gave me an opportunity to experience this pageant show and I had amazing new friendships with those girls. I feel such proud of you, David, and everyone include myself for hard work to bring a magic on this pageant show together! I may not be Miss Montana USA but I am your best dancer and free spirit friend with such kindness smile. I hope we can keep in touch as true friends forever! Also, I hope l can come and visit you both often in WA for a coffee drink or Seattle hang out. You both are so kind, patience, and understanding with being awesome directors! But also loyal, professional, and sweet friends to me forever.

Such hugs, Miss Anna Haslund

Naomi Soushek
I had an incredible time. Maureen, you and the production team go above and beyond to ensure we’re well equipped for the pageant. I thank you for making this the highlight of my year. I see why so many girls love pageantry. I was amazed how we all encouraged one another on our strengths and we all had a fun time. The Miss Montana event allows us to be little girls at heart and shine on stage.
 
Naomi Soushek, Semi-finalist
Shannon MacNeil

Hi Maureen it’s Shannon, I just wanted to say thank you so much for this weekend and all the work you’ve put in to help us before it.  Being around all the girls and your crew made me feel so empowered and supported! I honestly feel like I’ve made friends for a lifetime. I’m not sure which state my job will take me to when my contract is up but if I’m still here by next pageant season, you’ll definitely be seeing me! I hope you all have a safe trip back home and to all your other pageants this year.

Shannon MacNeil 3rd Runner-Up

Jacqueline Karge

Thank you for offering me the wonderful opportunity to compete in this years pageant! I has so much fun, learned so much, and I have gained so much more confidence in who I am as an individual. I hope to learn even more next year! I also wanted to let you know that all my sisters that came had so much fun and are already talking about raising money to do this next year. Which I love because coming from such a big family, we don't really get the opportunity to do fun things like this. To be able to open a door like this to my siblings so they can grow is amazing and heartwarming. So I am really thankful that you keep this pageant going to help young girls like us who do not get the opportunity to try these things everyday. Thank you so much!!

Thanks,

Jacqueline Karge, 2020 Miss Montana USA Contestant

Natalie Razey
Thankful. Blessed. Excited. I am so overwhelmed with emotion[s] that don't know if it would even fit in this post. 2ND RUNNER-UP HECK YEAH! I cannot wait to see where the @missuniverse @missusa organization takes me next!!! Thank you @pageantsnw for hosting the best pageant ever, and for always making me feel confidently beautiful. @merissa.underwood. I am so excited to watch your incredible year, and your kick a** performance at Miss USA, you deserve the world! @morganmpierce Congratulations teen queen!! You radiate positive energy and will be at Miss Teen USA front row cheering you on! @jamiforseth, your are incredible and I cannot wait to see you continue to grow, and win when it's your time! Congrats on first-runner up, girl. @gracezitzer I am so sad to see you retire the sash, but you are my queen forever, and I couldn't have made it this far without you! * Thank you to my roomie, my backstage hands, and all of the sisters I've made this weekend, I am a better person because I met you! 
 
Natalie Razey, 2nd Runner-Up 2020 Miss Montana USA 
Maggie Vralsted
Hello Maureen!  My daughter Ashley was in the pageant this weekend. She had such a wonderful experience! She could not stop talking about how positive all the girls were, & she made some great friends!
 
Thanks! Maggie Vralsted
Jeni Maakad
Thankful. Blessed. Excited. I am so overwhelmed with emotion[s] that don't know if it would even fit in this post. 2ND RUNNER-UP HECK YEAH! I cannot wait to see where the @missuniverse @missusa organization takes me next!!! Thank you @pageantsnw for hosting the best pageant ever, and for always making me feel confidently beautiful. @merissa.underwood. I am so excited to watch your incredible year, and your kick a** performance at Miss USA, you deserve the world! @morganmpierce Congratulations teen queen!! You radiate positive energy and will be at Miss Teen USA front row cheering you on! @jamiforseth, your are incredible and I cannot wait to see you continue to grow, and win when it's your time! Congrats on first-runner up, girl. @gracezitzer I am so sad to see you retire the sash, but you are my queen forever, and I couldn't have made it this far without you! * Thank you to my roomie, my backstage hands, and all of the sisters I've made this weekend, I am a better person because I met you! 
 
Natalie Razey, 2nd Runner-Up 2020 Miss Montana USA 
Zulma Fernandez (parent of contestant)

Maureen and David; I sure miss emailing you guys. Thank you again for the memories you help us build and helping my Savannah and the other girls feel special and supported. I really appreciate it, and I know she does too. All your assistants and volunteers were very nice too. Your son added with his presence a special touch to the experience. I hope the rest of the pageant season goes smooth for all of you...What a nice and inspirational bunch we met there this weekend. Thank you, Zulma Fernandez (parent of Savannah Anderson) 

Dani Walker

Hi David and Maureen, I wanted to touch back with you and say how much I appreciated your phone call and comments. I take them all to heart. I am very thankful to have met you both, as well as your staff, who showed so much kindness to me through out the weekend. The contestants were all wonderful as well. The experience was a positive one for me...I've worked behind the scenes in many shows and events so I understand and appreciate the commitment to providing these opportunities for contestants. Always, Dani

Diana Johnson
Thankful. Blessed. Excited. I am so overwhelmed with emotion[s] that don't know if it would even fit in this post. 2ND RUNNER-UP HECK YEAH! I cannot wait to see where the @missuniverse @missusa organization takes me next!!! Thank you @pageantsnw for hosting the best pageant ever, and for always making me feel confidently beautiful. @merissa.underwood. I am so excited to watch your incredible year, and your kick a** performance at Miss USA, you deserve the world! @morganmpierce Congratulations teen queen!! You radiate positive energy and will be at Miss Teen USA front row cheering you on! @jamiforseth, your are incredible and I cannot wait to see you continue to grow, and win when it's your time! Congrats on first-runner up, girl. @gracezitzer I am so sad to see you retire the sash, but you are my queen forever, and I couldn't have made it this far without you! * Thank you to my roomie, my backstage hands, and all of the sisters I've made this weekend, I am a better person because I met you! 
 
Natalie Razey, 2nd Runner-Up 2020 Miss Montana USA 
Diane Warren - parent

Hi Maureen it’s Shannon, I just wanted to say thank you so much for this weekend and all the work you’ve put in to help us before it.  Being around all the girls and your crew made me feel so empowered and supported! I honestly feel like I’ve made friends for a lifetime 😊 I’m not sure which state my job will take me to when my contract is up but if I’m still here by next pageant season you’ll definitely be seeing me! I hope you all have a safe trip back home and to all your other pageants this year. 💕

Shannon MacNeil 3rd Runner-Up

Giavanna Lynch

Hi Maureen, I just want to say Thank you! To you and all your tremendous staff. What a wonderful experience for all young women. Anna, is definitely a more mature young lady from this experience. How delightful to meet so many ladies with enthusiasm and long term goals, confidently sharing themselves with us.

Jo Haslund, Parent of Anna Haslund (Semifinalists, Spirit Award and Photogenic)

Grace Zitzer
Hi Maureen! I don’t even know where to begin but I just wanted to give you a huge thank you! Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for giving me such an incredible opportunity like last weekend. Thank you for helping me build my confidence. Thank you for all of the love and support. Thank you for being patient and kind. Thank you for helping prepare us as much as you could and giving us so many chances to better ourselves. Maureen, you truly are a beautiful role model and someone I gladly look up to. You are so inspiring and it was so good to finally meet you in person! The pageant was incredible! I learned so much, I am so grateful to have been apart of it. Thanks again for everything and I hope our paths cross again in the future. With love, Gracie Reiser, Miss Beaverhead County Teen USA 2020! 🥰