Sara S. Gouda, the daughter of Sabri A. Gouda of Reston, 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.
Sara—who plays piano, games, soccer and volleyball—also likes reading, singing and spending time with her family.
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.