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EVANSTON – Marie Speer, 14, daughter of Darryl Adams and Tracy Speer-Horn of Evanston, has been selected to represent southern Indiana at the 2012 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant. She and four other girls from Indiana qualified to compete for the title of Miss American Junior Teen by earning places in the queen’s court at the annual state pageant.
As the southern Indiana junior teen, Marie will attend the national pageant for her age group in Florida and Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving. She will compete for the national pageant title of Miss American Junior Teen. Thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships are given every year.
Nationwide, state winners and state pageant finalists will compete in the 29th annual National Scholarship Competition organized by America Coed Pageants Inc. National talent, speech, scademic achievement, community service, photogenic, personality, most promising model, best actress and national cover girl and hostess contests will be held in addition the National Pageant Queen’s Contest.
Since 1983, millions of dollars in cash awards and prizes have been presented to outstanding girls and young women at state and national competitions.
American Coed Pageants annually holds state page-ants for the purpose of recognizing and rewarding outstanding young women between the ages of 3 and 22 years old for their past and present accomplishments and to encourage them to set and achieve high goals for the future. In states where pageants are not held, selection of state representatives is made through written applications and photos.
For more information, contact Carolyn Hawkins at the National Pageant Office at (850) 432-8662.