Local youth competes for Miss Teen Title

Staff Report

ROWLAND — Katelin Locklear of Rowland was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place on March 19 in Charlotte. Locklear learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviews in the local area. She submitted an application and participated in her interview session.

Locklear will compete for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts distributed to contestants. Of the four age divisions including young ladies ages 7 through 20, she will compete in the Miss Teen division. In each of these divisions, contestants compete in modeling routines including casual wear and formal wear. Locklear will display her personality while interviewing with this year’s judging panel. In each phase of the competition, the panel uses personality as the number one criteria for judging.

If she were to win the title of Miss Teen she would represent her community at the national pageant taking place in Orlando, Fla. Each winner receives an expense paid trip to Orlando for six days and five nights. At the national competition, contestants from around the nation compete for their share of more than $30,000 in prizes.

Community businesses, organizations, and private individuals will assist Katelin in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor for her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals and financial support.

Any business, organization, or private individual interested in becoming a sponsor to Locklear may contact the Miss Teen Pageant Coordinator at 877-910-4190.

Staff Report

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