|Spencerville girl crowned Little Miss Northwest Galaxy|
|Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:41 AM|
BY LINDSAY MCCOY
SPENCERVILLE - Spencerville School first grader, Chantell Moore, was recently selected as a Little Miss Midwest Galaxy titleholder to represent Northwest Ohio at the national competition. Moore will be making a special trip to Orlando, Florida, for pageant finals from July 31-Aug. 3, as one of many delegates from across the United States and world to compete for Title of Little Miss Galaxy. Moore is the daughter of Kathy Moore and granddaughter to Wayne and Linda Moore of Wapakoneta.
“We were introduced to this competition by Chantell’s pageant coach,” said Chantell’s mother. “Little Miss Northwest Galaxy was her first ever win and we are pretty excited. I really wanted her to try out pageants, and she has been doing it for a year now and really enjoys it.”
While Moore is whole-heartedly in love with her new crown, as a seven-year-old she also enjoys socializing and making a variety of new friends through these pageants. Moore’s mother is very stern that she only participate in pageants that are more natural and do not focus on all the makeup and glam. These natural pageants instead focus on the inner beauty of a child and mean to prepare these girls for adulthood by focusing pageants on business interviews and other real life events.
“I now want to teach my daughter how to volunteer within the community,” said Moore’s proud mother. “You don’t just receive the crown but a big responsibility as well. Little Miss Galaxy acts as a role model to other girls, and I want Chantell to set a good example for those who may now look up to her.”
Moore has stepped up to her mother’s challenge and has donated dried and canned goods to her local food pantry, volunteered her time to work with the elderly, and donated canned goods and cash to homeless veterans. She also plans for future volunteer opportunities within her community as it is never too early to start giving. Moore will be attending several events over the summer in support of organizations such as Children’s Miracle Network, Marching Miles, and Arms Forces.
In addition to competing for the Little Miss Galaxy title, while in Orlando is will have the opportunity to partake in photo shoots, parties, banquets. The Galaxy Pageant hopes to help young girls gain confidence and poise through their pageants to help them survive in an increasingly competitive world. Moore will be using this opportunity to grow and advance her personal and career goals while acting as a role model to other girls within her community and Northwest Ohio.