Zahara Burgess of Royal Palm Beach was recently selected to participate in the regional 2014 Miss Teen pageant on Sunday Nov. 17 in Orlando.
Burgess will compete for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants.
She is in the Miss Teen division, one of four divisions for girls and young women ages 7 to 19, who will participate in modeling that include a casual and formal wear. Contestants will also demonstrate their personality and interviewing skills during interviews.
If Burgess wins her division, she will represent Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and the surrounding communities at national competition in Orlando. Over $30,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the national competition.
Community businesses, organizations and private individuals will assist Burgess in participating in this year’s competition by becoming sponsors.
Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals and financial support to prepare for this year’s regional pageant.
Any business, organization or individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Burgess may contact the pageant coordinator at (877) 403-6678.