Alexis Watkinson, the daughter of Diane and Troy Watkinson of Great Falls, is a state finalist in the National American Miss Virginia Pageant. She will compete with other pre-teen aged girls from across Virginia at the Reston Hyatt July 25-27 of this summer.
Alexis, a ballet dancer, tennis player, and piano and flute player, is pictured at the Girls on the Run event, which aims to inspire girls to be healthy and confident as they train for a 5K run in May.
The winner of the pageant receives $1,000 and the official pomp and circumstance of banner and crown, roses and a ticket to the National Pageant in California.
The pageant entails age-appropriate activities—no make-up or swimsuit competition for girls under age 12—and is based on poise, presentation, sportsmanship, achieving personal goals and the like. For more information, visit www.namiss.com.