Local teen to be in state pageant this weekend

MacKenzie Grace Reed, daughter of John and Melissa Reed of Duncansville, will be among the candidates competing for the title of Miss Teen of Pennsylvania at the 2014 state pageant, which will be held Friday through?Sunday in Shippens-burg.

The winner will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship, medallion of excellence, custom-designed award plaque and sash.

Each state candidate will be scored in six categories: scholastic record, achievement and service to school and community, personal development of talents and skills, general awareness written test, personality projection in formal wear and interview.

MacKenzie is being sponsored by Altoona Firefighters Local 299, Cesare Battisti, Dr. Alan Beck, Dustin’s Construction of Altoona, Maple Hollow Auto Body Inc.,?McEldowney Academic Scholarship Organization, Mountain?View Archery and Ritchey’s Dairy.