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Miss NY & OASAS Kick-Off Prevention Campaign -- On May 8, OASAS announced a new Prevention Campaign in collaboration with Miss New York 2013, Amanda Mason. Reaching Kids before Alcohol and Drugs Do, is a comprehensive anti-drug and alcohol campaign targeting middle school students and their families.

December 9, 2013, BROOKLYN - Miss New York Amanda Mason visited Brooklyn Hospital Center today to cheer up sick children. The beauty queen and accomplished opera singer sang, took pictures and signed autographs during her visit. Mason told News 12 she appreciated the opportunity to lift the spirits of the children during the holidays.

LAKE GEORGE - At the age of 24, Amanda Mason, is an old pro at talking to kids about drugs and alcohol. "I started this because I saw the effects of drugs and alcohol on my friends and I saw how everyone ignored it and pushed it under the rug." SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Conference.

PBS 'American Graduate Day'- Amanda is one of the National Ambassadors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. In an Interview with Jim Clark (CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America) and Kiana Knolland (National B&GC Youth of the Year), she discussed how important the club houses are to our youth and their futures. 

TODAY SHOW- Amanda spoke on behalf of Gigi's Playhouse. Gigi's Playhouse is a down syndrome achievement center, which helps children with down syndrome reach their full potential. For more information on Gigi's Playhouse visit

SYRACUSE, NY Amanda Mason is crowned the New Miss New York 2013 during Miss America Homecoming Week. Channel 9 covers the story in November 2013.

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"It’s a story Amanda Mason told last year at a conference in Lake George that impresses me most about her.

During her freshman year of high school, she said, she was at a party where her classmates started drinking alcohol, smoking pot and taking prescription drugs. She left, telling classmates on her way out they should leave, too.

Few teens have enough confidence to tell a roomful of their peers they’re wrong. Few adults do, either.
This is an aspiration we should present to our teenage children: Be the sort of person who can tell off your whole community and hold your head up. Dream of being strong-willed and troubling the status quo, and never let go of your dream."

-Will Doolittle is projects editor of The Post-Star