Courtesy photo Arkansas Miss Mackenzie Hinderberger was crowned Princess America Pageants' National Miss 2019 in Orlando on July 13. The Avanti Palms Resort in Orlando played host to Princess America Pageants' 2019 week-long national event. Produced by Perspectives Productions, Princess America Pageants continued its annual national event by crowning titleholders in numerous divisions: National Pre-Teen (10-12), National Junior Teen (13-15), National Teen (16-18) and National Miss (19-27). A graduate of Parkway high school and now a student at the University of Arkansas, Hinderberger is pursuing a bachelor of education to become a kindergarten teacher. She is a member of the Phi Mu recruitment team and advocates for children with disabilities. She enjoys working out, dancing, modeling and philanthropic opportunities. She devotes much of her spare time to volunteering and hopes to use the year ahead to continue her fundraising efforts, as well as motivating students to learn to love reading. This year's celebrity judges included Iraqi Freedom veteran, Dancing with the Stars and American Grit alumni Noah Galloway, Princess America Pageants' National Miss 2011 Carrie Baker, Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise cast member Connor Obrochta, Princess America Pageants' National Miss 2015 Aria Parker and U.S. Air Force Academy football player and Academic All-American Garrett Kauppila.
Residents receive Girl Scout volunteer awards
Girl Scouts -- Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas recognized Julia Bingham of Springdale, Melissa Lockton of Rogers, Dori Maddry of Bella Vista, Courtney Martin of Springdale, Kristina Northup of Fayetteville and Trish Ross of Springdale for their exemplary volunteer service at the organization's annual meeting and leadership conference July 27 at the Robinson Center in Little Rock.
Bingham was awarded the council's Volunteer of the Year Award, Lockton and Martin were both honored with a Volunteer of Excellence Award, Maddry was awarded an Appreciation Pin and Northup an Honor Pin.
Ross was awarded a Thanks Badge honoring her ongoing commitment, leadership and service to the council's mission delivery goals and priorities of the entire council and Girl Scout movement.