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Young Breanna Carr experienced the thrill of her lifetime (so far) last month when she competed in the National America Miss, 2015 Miss Nebraska Junior Teen Pageant state finals.
Held in Omaha at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center/CoCo Key Water Resort on May 9 and 10, the junior teen division brought nearly 80 girls together to compete in categories such as interviewing, formal wear and introduction.
“We went to Omaha on Friday (the 8th) for the workshop and Get Acquainted party,” Breanna said about the beginning of her weekend. That evening, she was able to mingle and began to meet girls in her age group (13 to 15) from all across the state. Some of her favorites, during the course of the weekend, were girls from Mullen, Dix, Hickman and Lincoln. Also competing in her division was Alexis Jensen of Neligh.
Breanna’s family joined her for the weekend events. She is the daughter of Brian and Jennifer Carr of Oakdale. Her brother Geoffrey served as her escort during part of the competition.
After a busy Satuday of rehearsals, the day ended with the formal wear competition.
Sunday found the girls rehearsing and eventually presenting their production number.
“The production number was my favorite part of the weekend,” Breanna said. “I got to do something that I love to do — dance. It was awesome!” During the Final Show, awards were given and Breanna was awarded her State Finalist trophy.
“I plan on competing again next year,” Breanna said.
According to Carr, two other Elgin youth were competing in two other divisions. Samantha Durre was slated to compete in the Junior Pre Teen division (ages 7-9) and Ruby Durre was listed in the Princess Division (ages 4-6).