Seymour girl crowned Indiana Princess Queen


Ellamae Lewis, 7, daughter of Tyler and Heather Lewis of Seymour, was crowned 2023 National American Miss Indiana Princess Queen at the state pageant Sept. 3 at Marriott Indianapolis.

She received her official state crown, banner and trophy. She also received a special invitation to compete at the national pageant held during Thanksgiving week in Orlando, Florida.

At the pageant, she also was winner of Heart of Service, first runner-up actress and second runner-up top model and photogenic.

Lewis is a student at Seymour-Jackson Elementary School. Her activities include playing drums and piano, reading, horseback riding, golfing and art. Her sponsors for the pageant were family and friends.

To sponsor Lewis for the national pageant, visit or email her mother at [email protected].

The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageants award $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide.

National American Miss is dedicated to developing the success of young women across the nation with a program that is designed to be age-appropriate and family-oriented. Pageants are held in each state for girls ages 4 to 24 in six different age divisions. Makeup is not allowed on contestants 12 and under.

The program is based on inner beauty as well as poise and presentation and offers an all-American spirit of fun for family and friends. Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes about competition and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.

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