Misses Bell and Trew learned of their acceptance into this year’s competition after submitting applications and taking part in interview sessions conducted by the Chattanooga/Knoxville coordinator.
Elizabeth Barnes, 18, a senior at Walker Valley High School, will compete in the Miss Teen pageant.. She plans to further her education to become an officer nurse in the Navy and her goal in the pageant is to get scholarship to help her attend Belmont University in Nashville while participating in the NROTC program.
The contestants will vie for a share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts — each in one of four divisions including ages 7 to 19.
The young ladies will participate in modeling routines, including casual wear and formal wear. Each will have the opportunity to display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s Chattanooga/Knoxville judging panel. Personality is the No. 1 aspect, which each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.
Winners of the titles of Miss Junior Teen, Miss Pre-Teen or Miss Teen will represent Chattanooga/Knoxville and the surrounding communities at the national competition in Orlando, Fla.
More than $30,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the national competition, while each winner enjoys the all-expense-paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando.