Caroline Jones, Mountaintop, will represent Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Miss Pennsylvania pageant this month in Pittsburgh. The winner of the competition will compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City this September.
The Miss America Organization, a not-for-profit organization for young women ages 17 to 24, is the largest provider of scholarships for young women and the most popular and prestigious pageant in the world. The Miss America Organization provides opportunities for women to serve their communities, develop lifelong skills, and gain recognition of accomplishments and talents.
Throughout the week, Caroline will be judged on talent (piano), presentation and community achievement, presence and poise in evening gown, public speaking skills in on-stage question, and lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit.
Caroline was crowned Miss Northeastern Pennsylvania 2014 last October at NEPA’s official Miss America preliminary pageant. She has participated in numerous community events, parades and fundraisers, and has had the opportunity to meet Pennsylvania’s Governor, Tom Corbett. She has been promoting Miss America’s national platform, the Children’s Miracle Network, and her own platform, “Read to Succeed”, which advocates the importance of early childhood literacy and education. Caroline wrote, illustrated, and published children’s book to encourage children to read.
Caroline, 18, is the youngest contestant of the 38 women competing for the Miss Pennsylvania crown. She graduated from Holy redeemer High School last month and will be attending King’s College this fall.