2010-2012 MISS FAASDNC AND HER ROYAL COURT

NICOLE ESPINA

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Nicole Marie Espina was born in San Diego, March 30, 1988, to Rosalie Espina-Patricio and Mark Ravancho. She spent most of her life in San Diego, and moved to Temecula with her mom and stepdad Rod, during the summer of 2005. She is the eldest of three children: Jaidyn (10 years old) and Andrew (8 years old).

Nicole previously attended Escondido High School, where she was a very involved student. Interacting with her peers gave Nicole something more to look forward to with each passing day at EHS; she participated in Link Crew, Interact Club, Asian Club, Drama Club and also held a spot on the school’s Junior Varsity Swim Team her freshman year. During her junior and senior year, she also enjoyed taking part in organizations outside of school; particularly at the local YMCA where she volunteered at the teen center during the summer and also took part in Youth and Government, where high school students are given the opportunity to take on roles as members of Congress, House of Representatives, and even get chance to run for office. Nicole previously desired to pursue a career in journalism, but she realized her true passion was helping others, and is now attending Mt. San Jacinto College, in Menifee, CA, in the hopes of becoming a nurse.

Outside of school, Nicole continues to reach out to others in her community. In 2008, Nicole decided to become more involved with her church, St. Catherine of Alexandria, in Temecula; so she joined the choir and is currently helping with the Adult Confirmation as a sponsor for those wanting to strengthen the bond between themselves and the church. She also participated in the Little Miss Philippines World 1998 pageant where she was awarded Miss Congeniality; and held the title of Miss Teen FAASDNC 2004-2006.

While balancing between work, school and extracurricular activities, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family at home, going out with her friends, or just curling up with a good book.  With the faith of God, and the support of her friends and family, Nicole feels like she can overcome anything that comes her way.

2010-2012 Miss Teen FAASDNC

Maegan Pugal

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Maegan Amber Pugal was born and raised in San Diego, CA on July 25, 1996. She is now thirteen years old living in 4S Ranch. She lives with her parents, Nick and Jenelle Sorensen, and with her grandma Lisa. Her nickname that she was given is Mae, or sometimes Mae Mae. When she first moved to 4S Ranch, she had just started 5th grade. That year attending Monterey Ridge Elementary, happened to be the year San Diego Opera came and put on the production of Hansel and Gretel.

Maegan was chosen to play one of the gingerbread children in the play. In 6th grade, at Oak Valley Middle School, she was MC of the 2nd annual talent show. She also played violin in 5th grade then switched to viola in 6th grade, and continued to play for another year.
In 7th grade, she was accepted into her schools A.V.I.D. program. This gave her the opportunity to be a Junior Achievement Student Ambassador. She attended the interview and was notified a couple weeks later that she was chosen to be one of the twelve student ambassadors out of the 47,000 students eligible to participate. Because of Junior Achievement, Maegan has no fear of speaking in public.

Currently in 8th grade at Oak Valley, she was reaccepted into A.V.I.D. and enjoys her Algebra 1-2 class, but her grades reflect best in Physical Science and in P.E. She is also taking Exploratory Spanish to get a head start for next year’s foreign language class. Next year she will be attending Del Norte High School. After high school, she wants to attend the University of California San Diego. Thanks to A.V.I.D. she was able to experience what it is like to be on that campus, and has loved it ever since.

She loves basketball and plans to try out for the Del Norte High School’s team. For three years, she played soccer. In 6th grade, she got straight A’s, and was rewarded to do any sport she wanted. Out of all the sports for her to choose from, she chose Archery. She selected this sport because she was inspired by the archers in the book The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. She has continued it and is a part of the Junior Olympic Archery Development program, on Performance Archery’s X-terminator team. She shoots with her recurve bow every Friday night from a distance of 18 meters with her team to practice for upcoming tournaments.

Maegan can actually solve a Rubik’s cube. She attended the Rubik’s cube Preliminary rounds on a team which consisted of eight kids from her school. They came in 8th place out of 22 schools. Still trying to perfect her techniques, her fastest time is one minute and three seconds.

Some of her favorite things to do are playing with her dog DJ and playing Modern Warfare 2. Maegan also loves hanging out with her friends and family, but when it comes to academics, she knows that school always comes first.

Maegan appreciates her family and friend’s support in becoming Miss Teen FAASDNC. Maegan recognizes the value and importance of what this organization has to offer, and will proudly represent our community.

2010-2012 Little Miss FAASDNC

Taylor Santos

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Taylor Santos is a cheerful 10-year old and is rarely seen without a smile.  She was born on June 24, 1999 and was chunky but playful baby.  As she grew, Taylor became a cuddly child and a big joker just like her dad. 

Taylor is a talented writer and reader and is in the 5th grade at Park Village Elementary.  Most of her classmates would vote for Taylor as the class clown but sometimes she can be a shy and quiet person.  That RARELY happens though.

Taylor is an awesome guitar player.  She also plays the trumpet and is in the school band.  In addition, Taylor is a 3rd level Junior Black Belt.  A Girl Scout since kindergarten, Taylor is now a Junior Girls Scout.  In 2010, Taylor sold over 115 boxes of cookies and hopes to sell more cookies to all of you next year.

Taylor enjoys hanging out with her friends, cooking, and playing Wii with her cousins.  She also enjoys going on family vacation trips because she can swim, ski and play in the sand well. 

Taylor is proud to be the 2010-2012 Little Miss FAASDNC and was inspired by Miss FAASDNC 2008-2010, Jenay Tabuena.  Jenay told Taylor that she could be a role model for many of the younger girls in her community.  Taylor thanks FAASDNC for the opportunity to represent the organization.  She promises to do her best!  Lastly, she would like to thank her parents, Darrin and Maryann Santos, for allowing her to become Little Miss FAASDNC 2010-2012.  Her parents asked her to write an essay as to why she wanted to take the role of Little Miss FAASDNC.