Wakefield teen named Miss Nebraska Amazing Teen
WAKEFIELD — Allison Bruckner has a new title these days — it’s Miss Amazing Nebraska Teen Queen 2019.
The junior at Wakefield High School and daughter of Brandon and Jennifer Bruckner participated in and won the Miss Amazing, which is a pageant for girls and women with disabilities.
The mission of Miss Amazing is to provide opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment.
There are 30 states across the nation that hold Miss Amazing pageants.
“These pageants are so important for the participants,” Jennifer Bruckner said. “It does so much for their confidence and translates into lessons to be used in life.”
Every girl at the pageant receives a crown and gets the title as princess because, pageant representatives said, every girl to an extent in her own way is Miss Amazing.
But only one girl from each age category is chosen as the queen and goes on to nationals. That’s what Allison will be doing.
Girls and women with disabilities from age 5 up to adulthood can participate.
Allison will have the opportunity to utilize the Miss Amazing platform for a year to grow as a leader, role model and philanthropist.
“It’s probably the most rewarding part of this entire process,” Mrs. Bruckner said. “It will show Allison the importance of volunteer work and helping make her community a better place to be.”
She will be going to Chicago in August for the National Miss Amazing pageant.
The Bruckners have made it a family outing when Allison competes as her three siblings were on hand to watch their older sister shine. They are Jack, 13, Jacob, 4, and Ava, 1.
Jack was Allison’s right-hand man during the pageant.
“Jack is so supportive of Allison, he takes care of her during the pageant,” Mrs. Bruckner said. “It is great to see them interact together.”
But also on hand at the state pageant were uncles, aunts, grandparents and other family and friends.
Allison is active at Wakefield High, participating in show choir, FCCLA and Circle of Friends at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne.
Allison has some advice for her fellow participants in the National Miss Amazing and any other pageants her contemporaries wish to participate in.
“Just be you, be confident and show your sparkle,” Allison said.