Local girl to participate in Miss Teen of Texas Pageant

Sara "Abigail" Lynch, daughter of Ralph and Kelly Lynch of Sweetwater, Texas, has been selected as a candidate in the 2011 Miss Teen of Texas Scholarship and Recognition Pageant to be held at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Nov. 25-27. The winner of the pageant competition will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship and a $500 U.S. Savings Bond. The new State Titleholder will also be eligible to compete for the National Title of Miss Teen of America and vie for additional scholarships, awards and prizes.Each state candidate will be scored in six judging categories, which are: Scholastic Record, Achievement and Service to School and Community, Personal Development of Talents and Skills, Personality Projection in Formal Wear, General Awareness Written Test, and Interview.National Pageant Founder, Warren Alexander, stated: "This pageant truly represents the young women of the 21st century. Sixty percent of the judging involves written resumes detailing each girl's accomplishments, with the strongest single category being her interview with the judges."The State Pageant Finals will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, in the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel ballroom in San Antonio. The event is open to the general public, and tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Special Guests featured in the program will be the current Miss Teen of Texas, Savannah Wright of Elgin.Sara "Abigail" Lynch will be sponsored for the weekend by Peter Lopez, Attorney at Law; Trey Keith, Attorney at Law; Big Top R.V., L.L.C; Sierra Satellite; The Medicine Place; Sheri's Texas Tattoos; Ralph and Kelly Lynch; the Doak family; the Lotzenhiser family; the Daughtery family; the Bowers family; and the VonAtzigen family.