Milford’s own Abigail Aleman, recently won the national title of USA National Talented Miss Jr. Princess 2014. The competition, which took place in Daytona Beach, Florida, and included young girls from across the country, was held during the USA National Miss national pageant. At six-years of-age, Abigail is headed into first grade at Lulu Ross Elementary in Milford, DE as she looks forward to continuing her commitment to serving others within her community.
A young family in the Milford community, the Alemans have already introduced their daughter Abigail to the arts and community service, allowing her to choose what activities she would like to be involved with. Seeing a pageant on television several years ago, Abigail expressed to her mother that she wanted to try out for the competition. Researching local and national pageants, Abigail’s mother Isamar decided to allow Abigail to participate in the USA National Miss because of the organization’s commitment to scholarship and community service.
“My hope is that Abigail is able to gain poise, self-confidence, and valuable communication skills in order to reach her goals and unleash her true potential throughout her life,” said Isamar. “Along with this I know she will grow into a caring young woman through her experiences in helping others with her various charitable organizations.”
Abigail has participated in three USA National Miss pageants, becoming second runner up for two years. This year she was also crowned the 2014 USA National Talented Miss Jr. Princess as she sang “For The First time In Forever” from the Disney movie Frozen.
Abigail loves to volunteer her time to help out Project Night Night and Abbey’s Angels. Supporting Project Nite Nite, Abigail helps collect backpacks, stuffed animals and books for homeless children across the country. This year her backpacks were part of a relief effort to help young victims of tornados in Oklahoma. In 2013 Abigail began Abby’s Angels to continue those efforts for local children as she collects jackets, blankets and backpacks.
“My organization started in 2013, I help children that do not have homes,” said Abigail. “It makes me feel good and happy.”
Abigail is very active with her community service and her parents hope that the importance that is placed on that service will continue for years to come. “To see her have a passion for wanting to help others means a lot to us,” said her father Amilcar Aleman. “We want to teach her to extend her hand and to benefit others in any way that she can.”
Heading into first grade this year, Abigail is excited to see who her new friends will be at Lulu Ross Elementary. “I think I will be really happy and it will be fun,” said Abigail. When she grows up, she would like to become a doctor, so she can “help people that are sick or hurt all around.”
As a national title holder, Abigail will represent the USA National Miss national scholarship pageant organization throughout the year and will have opportunities to perform and continue showcasing her talents. In addition, as a charity-driven organization, USA National Miss will enable Abigail to work with some of the organization’s official charities throughout the year.