Nina Sampogne, 10, of Waverly has advanced to the National pageant of National American Miss to be held November 17-24 in Anaheim, Calif.
Nina competed in the state pageant which was held August 9-11 in Harrisburg. She competed with 200 girls in her age group of Jr. Pre-Teen from all over the state of Pennsylvania. Nina was chosen a state finalist based on academic achievement, community involvement and extra-curricular activities.
She will compete in the National Pageant with the top five contestants from every state. Nina is a fifth grade student in the Abington Heights Middle School. She resides in Waverly with her parents Vito and Laura Dargatis Sampogne, brother Michael and cat, Bacon.