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April 18, 2013

Centerville teen named 2013 National American Miss Iowa

Maddison Lange, daughter of Tom and Dr. Kathy Lange, of Centerville, and granddaughter of Mary O. Jewett and Bev Jewett, earned the prestigious title of the 2013 National American Miss Iowa at the stage pageant held Sunday, April 14.

She will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Anaheim, Calif. at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week, representing the state of Iowa, where she will have the opportunity to win her share of more than $500,000 in cash and prizes.

Lange is currently a junior at Centerville High School and is involved in National Honor Society, Student Council, FFA, 4-H, World Food Prize, softball, volleyball, basketball, golf, cheerleading and dance. She was sponsored by her friends and family.

The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the National American Miss Pageants awards $1.5 million is cash, scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. National American Miss has added the ultimate door prize to Nationals 2013. Each girl that qualifies for the national pageant has a chance to win a new 2013 Ford Mustang convertible.

National American Miss is dedicated to developing the success of young women across the nation with a program that is designed to be age-appropriate and family-oriented. Pageants are held in each state for girls ages four to 18 in five different age divisions.

The National American Miss Pageants are for “Today’s Girl” and “Tomorrow’s Leaders.” The pageant program is based on inner beauty as well as poise, presentation and offers an “All American Spirit” of fun for family and friends. Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes about competition and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.

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