Zenobia Keezer, 12, of Franklin has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss North Carolina Pageant to be held June 26-28 in Winston-Salem.
Keezer is a member of the Girl Scouts, earning both a bronze and a silver award. She attends Macon Middle School where she is a cheerleader. She participates in gymnastics and dance, and is involved with Gilliam’s Hope. She enjoys singing for local churches and charitable events and will be singing in the talent portion of the pageant competition. Keezer is the daughter of Tammy Keezer.
The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transporation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California. Pageants are held for girls ages four to 18, in five age groups.
The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide.
The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes about competition, and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.
For more information about the program, visit www.namiss.com.