Jessica Serné, 16, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss California pageant to be held in July at the Marriott in Santa Clara.
The National American Miss pageants are held for girls 4 to 18 and have five different age divisions. Jessica will be participating in the 16 to 18 age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from California.
The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California.
Jessica’s activities include riding dirt bikes, photography, cheerleading, soccer and working on her car.
She would like to become a cosmotologist, photographer and model.
Her sponsors are B&J Towing and Body Shop in Rancho Cordova, Mike Doran with D&W Images, Marc and Karen Sarge, and Karl and Kelly Berkly.
The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills. Each year the pageant nationally awards $1.5 in cash, scholarships and other prizes, including at new Ford Mustang convertible.
The National American Miss Pageants offer activities and competitions that are age appropriate. The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an all-American spirit of fun for family and friends.
Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self confidence, learning good sportsmanship, as well as setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant recognizes the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for her future.