Past Appearances and Speeches

  • Sierra Vista, AZ Speech for Boys and Girls' Club of Sierra Vista
  • Little Rock, AR Spoke on Character Education at the Capitol
  • Irvine, CA Spoke to Asian students at UCI about "Pursuing Your Passion in the Performing Arts"
  • Carson, CA Spoke at Pacific Island Talent Contestant Workshops
  • Los Angeles, CA Children's Miracle Network Appearance as CMN's Goodwill Ambassador
  • Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Squares Celebrity Guest Appearance
  • Los Angeles, CA Pyramid Show Contestant with Former Miss Americas and other Miss America contestants
  • Los Angeles, California Appeared on behalf of the Salvation Army of Los Angeles, visited a youth center and addressed teens at a youth conference
  • Tracy, CA Speech for Tracy Public Schools with Rita Ng, Miss CA 2000
  • San Diego, CA Speech for Community of Caring, met with Maria Shriver's parents, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sergeant Shriver
  • Oakland, CA Speech to Filipino American Educators Association of CA (FAEAC)
  • San Francisco, CA Guest in parade for Filipino American Arts Expo, Speech at Awards Reception, received a Citation from SF Mayor for Angela Perez Baraquio Day in San Francisco
  • Alameda, CA Speech at event for Harsch Investment Properties
  • Los Angeles, CA Red Carpet Arrival and Guest Presenter at Ammy Awards
  • Los Angeles, CA Delivered USC Commencement Speech to Asian Pacific Islanders at Graduation ceremony
  • Louisville, CO Speech for Character Matters
  • Colorado Springs, CO Keynote Speech at the National Character/Leadership Symposium
  • Denver, CO Speech at Youth Sports International
  • Stamford, CT TV Appearance for Seventeen Magazine video shoot
  • Wilmington, DE Speech for Catholic Youth Ministry
  • Tampa, FL Keynote Speaker at Superbowl Hospitality Village: reception for sponsors and volunteers of Superbowl Host Committee, Guest appearances by NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, Marcus Allen, Otis Anderson
  • Tampa, FL Speaker at Opening of Youth Education Town Center at Jackson Heights Community Center, Press conference with NFL great - Steve Young
  • Tampa, FL NFL-sponsored appearance: Volunteered and spoke at event for Rebuildling Together with Christmas in April at "Kickoff to Rebuild"
  • Tampa, FL Gridiron Glamour Celebrity Fashion Show and Luncheon to raise funds for breast cancer research presented by Sak's, hosted by Holly Robinson Peete, Guest celebrities included Daisy Fuentes, Marion Jones, Ananda Lewis, Star Jones, Pattie Labelle
  • Orlando, FL Keynote Speaker at Kelly Services National Meeting
  • Gainesville, FL Speech at schools in Gainesville sponsored by School Board of Alachua County
  • Gainesville, FL University of Florida: ACCENT Filipino Club Appearance and Speech
  • Panama City, FL Speech for Character Development Group
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL Speech for Boys and Girls' Clubs of America sponsored by Sports Authority
  • Orlando, FL Appearance at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network. Radio press conference with Marie Osmond and Jeff Foxworthy. Guest appearances with Mary Lou Retton, John Schneider, Brian McKnight, Steve Young, Jackie Joyner-Kersey, Larry King, Mary Hart, Marion Jones.  Angela taped segments and promotions for the June broadcast, which raises millions of dollars for children’s hospitals each year.
  • Orlando, FL Atlantic City Convention and Visitors' Association (ACCVA) appearance at Disney World
  • Miami, FL NCL Media Tour: Named Godmother for Norwegian Cruise Line Ship: "Norwegian Star", Christened the ship with Brook Burke, godmother of "Norwegian Sun"
  • Atlanta, GA National 4-H Congress Keynote Speaker
  • Savannah, GA Appearance at Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, Tour of Gulf Stream and Flight Safety Systems

  • Mililani, HI Mililani Mauka Elementary, St. Louis High School, Kalakaua Intermediate, Holy Family Catholic Academy
  • Honolulu, HI Governor Ben Cayetano made a Proclamation stating that October 14,2000-October 14, 2001 was ANGELA PEREZ BARAQUIO YEAR IN HAWAI'I
  • Honolulu, HI Wheel of Fortune: Celebrity Guest Appearance'
  • Honolulu, HI Danced Hula at Aloha Bowl
  • Honolulu, HI Pro Bowl presented awards to NFL Hall of Fame Winners
  • Honolulu, HI Spokesperson for First Hawaiian Bank, Hawai'i Food Bank, and Catholic Charities
  • Honolulu, HI Gave the keynote address to about 250 high school students at the Universal Values for a Democratic Society forum, sponsored by the Department of Education in Hawai'i. She also was photographed for the cover of In Flight magazine.
  • Honolulu, HI Addressed the National Association for Mortgage Brokers at the HI Convention Center
  • Lahaina, Maui, HI Speech for Hawai'i Air National Guard
  • Honolulu, HI Delivered two Commencement Ceremony Addresses for Undergraduate and Graduate ceremonies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • Honolulu, HI "Excellence in Education" Good Morning Hawai'i Appearance at Pacific Club
  • Honolulu, HI Tihati Appearance for Physicians' Mutual corporate event: danced hula
  • Honolulu, HI Hawai'i International Film Festival: Welcomed Oscar statuette from Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences at Waikiki Beach
  • Honolulu, HI Speech at Hawai'i Convention Center for Filipino Chamber of Commerce
  • Honolulu, HI Spoke for Inaugural event at St. Andrew’s Priory for Whole Life Hawai'i opposing assisted suicide legislation in Hawai’i
  • Honolulu, HI Was given a Tribute in hometown and put into the Senate Congressional Record
  • Highland, IL Speech on Character Education for Highland High School
  • Chicago, IL Read Across America appearance and Keynote speech at National Education Association (NEA) Event
  • Chicago, IL Speech for Hampshire High and Hampshire Middle School
  • Chicago, IL Spoke to Philippine Independence Week Committee
  • Chicago, IL Addressed students at St. Pascal Catholic School
  • Chicago, IL Appearance for Office Max to School "Kick-Off" Scholarship Sweepstakes
  • Chicago, IL Keynote Speaker for Midwest Association of Filipino Americans (MAFA) Conference
  • Terre Haute, IN Speech at Deming Elementary School
  • Hammond, IN Empress Casino Appearance: Guests included Ivana Trump and Dick Butkus
  • Indianapolis, IN National Catholic Youth Conference at the RCA Dome: Keynote speaker to over 24,000 9th-12th graders, lay people, and religious for "Hope at the Crossroads" event with Jesse Manibusan
  • Des Moines, IA Met with Iowa Governor
  • Atlantic, IA Speech at Atlantic High School
  • Topeka, KS Announced Sen. Sam Brownback's Bid for the Presidency, Angela served on his exploratory committee
  • New Orleans, LA Speech at Donaldsonville Elementary
  • New Orleans, LA Speech for YMCA of the USA 150th Anniversary
  • Boston, MA Make A Difference Day: Gave Speech and took part in five Community Service Projects
  • Brighten, MA Spoke to 3 different groups at Brighten High School
  • Lynn, MA Spoke to students at William Connery Elementary School, met Mayor of Lynn
  • Boston, MA Team Harmony Appearance with Nomar Garciaparra and President Bill Clinton Via satellite
  • Boston, MA Addressed architects, engineers, and CEOs at Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
  • St. Paul, MN Dollars for Scholars Speech/College Scholarship Foundation of America
  • Winona, MN Spoke at Winona Public Schools
  • Fayette, MO Speech at Central Methodist College
  • Jefferson City, MO Met with Governor Bob Holden at Governor's Mansion
  • St. Louis, MO Threw out first pitch at the Cardinals Baseball Game, met Baseball great, Mark McGwire
  • St. Louis, MO Character Education Speeches for Missouri Cooperating School Districts
  • Osage Beach, MO Speech for MO School Boards Association (FAAP)
  • Lincoln, NE "Verb, It's What You Do" Keynote Speaker for a Physical Fitness Conference
  • Las Vegas, NV Spoke at Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association (SGMA) Awards Banquet as a former PE Teacher, Guest appearance by Olympic Swimmer Dara Torres
  • Reno, NV Speech at Rex Bell Elementary School on living a healthy lifestyle,Special guest appearance by Lori Harrigan, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist in softball
  • Las Vegas, NV Keynote Speaker at American Conference of Teachers (ACT) Conference
  • Las Vegas, NV Speech for CBL and Associates' Properties
  • Concord, NH Appearance at University of New Hampshire on fitness and health
  • Concord, NH Visited the State Senate and was recognized in the Congressional Records
  • Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Kids' Fair Appearance
  • Trenton, NJ Miss America Day in Trenton: Read Aloud to Kids, addressed the state legislature
  • Atlantic City, NJ Speech at Salvation Army Luncheon
  • Atlantic City, NJ Keynote Speaker for the Atlantic City Hotel/Motel Association
  • Atlantic City, NJ Keynote Speaker for the National Catholic Education Association Conference (NCEA)
  • Milville, NJ Spoke to Milville Public Schools
  • Ocean City, NJ Speech at Ocean City Intermediate School
  • Atlantic City, NJ Satellite Radio Tour to national media outlets promoting MIss America 2002 pageant, co-hosted television show with Tony Danza
  • Newark, NJ Speech at Slocum Skewes School
  • Atlantic City, NJ NCEA 99th Annual Convention and Expo "Catholic Educators: Navigators of Promise" 
  • Roswell, NM Miss New Mexico appearance and speech for Character Counts! in Chavez County
  • Clovis, NM Speech for Curry County United Way
  • Albuquerque, NM Speech for Albuquerque Character Counts Coalition with Sen. Domenici
  • New York, NY Appearances on Regis, Good Morning America, CNN Studio, Fox Studios, David Letterman, Wall St. Journal, Clairol,, Newsweek,Sony Corporation, Seventeen Magazine, Redbook, People Magazine, Edelmann, Shandwick, Washington Post, America's Promise office, AOL Offices
  • New York, NY Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: on Old Lahaina Luau Float
  • New York, NY TV Appearance on the Today Show with Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Ann Curry for Groundhog Job Shadow Day: Volunteered to have a student from Junior Achievement follow me for the day
  • Troy, NY Hudson Valley Community College: Presenter at teacher education workshop
  • Albany, NY Meeting with Lt. Governor Mary Donohue on Character Education
  • New York, NY Hannity’s Great American Panel on Fox News Channel
  • East Northport, NY Addressed educators and administrators at Commack Union Free School with Superintendent Marilyn LoPresti
  • Utica, NY Boys and Girls' Club of Mohawk Valley
  • Cortland, NY Keynote Speech for the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs
  • New York, NY Taping for Prime Time Live and ESPN's 2 Minute Drill with John Salley
  • Syracuse, NY Appearance and speech for ACCVA at a dinner and reception 
  • Minot, ND Visited and spoke at several Minot Public Schools in support of Character Counts!
  • Bismarck, ND Met with Governor and State Legislature before speaking with Bismarck Public Schools
  • Troy, OH Van Cleve Elementary Speech on Character Education
  • Cincinnati, OH Keynote Speaker at National Association for Sport and Physical Education at the Hyatt Regency
  • Toledo, OH Appearance for 36th Annual YMCA National Women's Gymnastics Championships
  • Cincinnati Guest TV Host on Video, “Facing Life Head On”
  • Cleveland, OH Speech to Maddison School District
  • McMurray, PA Peters Township Character Counts
  • York, PA York Adams Drug and Alcohol Program Speech
  • Ephrata, PA Speech at Ephrata for Partners for a Healthier Tomorrow, Guest Appearance by former Miss America from PA, Evelyn Ay Sempier
  • Pittsburgh, PA Speech at University of Pittsburgh/Pitt Program Council
  • Philadelphia, PA Appearance for ACCVA, then speech at Boys and Girls' Club of Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh, PA Speech for Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh
  • Manila, Philippines Traveled with her parents to the Philippines, the island nation from which her parents emigrated 30 years ago. She visited the White Cross Children’s Home to disperse toys and to Malacanang Palace to visit with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Baraquio traveled to the Walled City of Intramuros. She toured San Agustin Church and met her grandfather Alejo Baraquio for the first time.
  • Providence, RI Testified on the importance of Character Education at the National Governors' Association Conference, first Miss America to do so
  • Columbia, SC Speech for South Carolina Dept. of Education
  • Chattanooga, TN Keynote Speaker for Center for Youth Issues, met Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige
  • Dallas, TX Southwest Airlines Headquarters Facility Tour and Employee Address
  • Dallas, TX Neiman Marcus/Adolphus Christmas Parade
  • Houston, TX Spoke at several schools in the Houston Independent School District
  • Dallas, TX Spoke at Miss America Organization National Workshop
  • Norfolk, VA Speech at US Coast Guard/Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
  • Newport News, VA Spoke at An Achievable Dream Academy
  • Wenatchee, WA Speech at Robert E. Lee Elementary School and at Foothills Middle School
  • Washington, DC Jobs for America's Graduate Speaker at US Chamber of Commerce, Guest appearance with former NBA player Kevin Johnson
  • Washington, DC Platform Launch at Dept. of Education with Education Secretary Richard Riley
  • Washington, DC Addressed the National Guard Challenge sponsored by the USO. Senators, congressional representatives, military leaders and cadets were in attendance
  • Washington, DC White House Appearance for Children's Miracle Network. Met with Marie Osmond and had a 15 minute private meeting with First Lady Laura Bush to discuss Character Education platform.  Met President George W. Bush for the first of three times at the Rose Garden
  • Washington, D.C.During the day, Baraquio addressed the D.C. public schools on character education. In the evening, she was on Capitol Hill at a reception talking to legislators and corporate officials promoting character education.
  • Washington, D.C.Baraquio was on Capitol Hill all day meeting with legislators to promote quality physical education programs in schools.
  • Washington, D.C. Spoke at a White House Reception with President George W. Bush and at the Pentagon for the National Day of Prayer. Later she addressed an educational caucus at Cannon House Caucus Room on Capitol Hill. That evening she appeared at an event sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Washington, DC Sears Good Life Alliance Appearance: Satellite radio tour for America's Promise and Points of Light Foundation
  • Washington, DC Speech for Make a Difference Day
  • Washington, DC National Press Club Speech on Character Education (on C-Span and NPR)
  • Washington, DC Appearance for Child Welfare League of America
  • Washington, DC Guest at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, appearance at Capitol Hill Reception for National Character/Ethics Resource Center, PE4Life Appearance on Capitol Hill
  • Washington, DC Keynote Speaker and Judge for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards with First Female US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright
  • Washington, DC Kennedy Center: Award Recipient from Best Friends Foundation, presented by Alma Powell (wife of Colin Powell)
  • Washington, DC Grand Marshal for National Independence Day Parade celebrating 225 years of independence
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  • Washington, DC Attended White House State Dinner Honoring Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with husband, Tini Grey.
  • Washington, DC Got sworn in as a Presidential Appointee to Pres. George W. Bush's President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.

  • Appleton, WI Speech for Wisconsin Association for Health, PE, Recreation and Dance

National Press Club Luncheon in Washington D.C.: Platform Launch on Character Education