Ramsey May 27, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 5 Borough resident captures title at state pageant Danielle Van Kampen, 18, a freshman at Ramapo College, was recently crowned the 2009 NJ ANTSO National Miss at the state pageant held in Ocean City. The Ramsey resident competed with 40 outstanding young women from across the state. Criteria for judging was based on academic achievement, leadership, school and community involvement, communication skills, and individuality. She was also the talent winner and the “Supermodel with Style” winner. Van Kampen was a 2008 graduate of Ramsey High School where she was an honor student, recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, recipient of the Jewelry Award, Scholastic “R” Award, Fundamental Science Award, member of the International Thespian Society, Thespian Competition -- Superior Medal Winner, Marching Band-Flag Captain, Chorus-Secretary, Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Dance Club-President/Vice-President, Toastmasters, and RAM-The School Newspaper. She is very involved with her community, especially with the Girls Scouts of America, where she serves as a Senior Girl Scout and Program Aide. Van Kampen earned the Girl Scout Gold Award and founded her own program, Bedside Buddies. During the summer, she works at the Camp at Lake Rickabear as an assistant unit leader and bus counselor. She is a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Valley Hospital Junior Volunteer, Assistant Bible School Teacher, Voices of Vitality and the Lucky Kids USA Scholarship Program. During her reign, Van Kampen will have the honor of meeting the Governor of New Jersey and will travel to Washington, DC to meet her congressman and senators. She will also travel to New York City and Louisiana with state queens from all over the country, and will appear at numerous events and parades throughout the state. This summer, she will represent New Jersey at the national competition held in Nashville, Tennessee. ���������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������� ������������������������� Danielle Van Kampen ����������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ���������� ennials ������������ Per ��������������� ������ ���������������� �������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������� ����������� ��������������� ������������������������� ���������� ���������������������� 4-29-09 joan/janine RamapoNursery3x2(4-29-09) 3 x 2”