Natalie Marcus, Miss Greater Jonesboro, and Manila students support MCNH

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mrs. Caban's Manila Middle School fifth grade homeroom won a pizza party with Miss Greater Jonesboro, Natalie Marcus, on Friday, May 27. The party was in recognition of the students for raising the most money in the fifth and sixth grade change drive for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Natalie Marcus, Miss Greater Jonesboro, congratulates Manila students in Mrs. Caban's classroom on being the top collector in the change drive the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. (photo provided)

The change drive lasted from May 12-25. Mrs. Caban's homeroom raised $76.82 out of the total $371.11 raised by all the entire fifth and sixth grade homerooms. Because the Miss America Scholarship Pageant has teamed up with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, all preliminary titleholders around the country support CMNH by raising awareness and funds.

Natalie Marcus, Miss Greater Jonesboro and Manila alumni came to the classrooms May 12 and spoke with the children about this charity. She presented a short presentation and video informing students about CMNH.

Children's Miracle Network is a network of international non-profit organizations that raises funds for children's hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children's health issues.

Marcus is one of the many young women in Arkansas supporting this organization as well as her own platform, the Ronald McDonald House.

Marcus will be competing for Miss Arkansas July 13-16 in Hot Springs. If Marcus wins she will advance to Miss America.

Miss Summer Sweetheart Beauty Pageant, benefiting the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, will be held June 11 at Nettleton Performing Arts Center for little girls ages 0-12 years old. This pageant will be hosted by Natalie Marcus along with Miss ASU, Miss NEA and Miss Greater Jonesboro Outstanding Teen. If anyone is interested you can Google or Facebook search Miss Summer Sweetheart Beauty Pageant for more details. You can also contact Natalie Marcus by e-mail at for registration forms.

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