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Rocklin girl headed to Miss America Preteen

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Hannah Westwood, 13, of Rocklin, has been selected to represent the Central Valley in the 2012 Miss America Preteen Pageant. She is the daughter of John and Lisa Westwood.

As the Central Valley Preteen, Hannah 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 America Preteen and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships

Hannah competed in the Golden State competition in June in Modesto, where she won the competition for the pre-teen division for her speech titled “My Favorite American: Sally Ride.” In Orlando, she’ll compete in the national speech competition as well as the beauty competition.

Nationwide, state winners and state pageant finalists will compete in the 29th annual national scholarship competition organized by American Coed Pageants, Inc. National Talent, Speech, Academic Achievement, Community Service, Photogenic, Most Promising Model, Best Actress and National Cover Girl and Hostess contests will be held in addition to the National Pageant Winner’s Contest.

Since 1983, millions of dollars in cash awards and prizes have been presented to outstanding girls at state and national competitions.

American Coed Pageants annually holds state pageants for the purpose of recognizing and rewarding outstanding young women between the ages of 3 and 22 for their past and present accomplishments and to encourage them to set and achieve 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, visit www.gocoed.com or call (850) 432-8662.