Miss Alyssa Love Rippetoe, age 11, has been chosen as the State Finalist in the National American Miss Nevada Pageant to be held July 10 and 11 at the beautiful JW Marriot Resort in Las Vegas. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls 4-18 and have five different age divisions. Alyssa will be participation in the pre-teen age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from across the state of Nevada.

The winner of the Pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the National Pageant in California where she will receive an exciting complimentary Tour of Hollywood and two V.I.P. tickets to Disneyland.

The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s Future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills. Each year the pageant nationally awards 1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships and other prizes, which includes a new Ford Mustang Convertible!

The National American Miss Pageants are unlike any other. All activities and competitions are kept age appropriate. Girls under the age of 12 are not allowed to wear make-up, and there is no swimsuit competition. The Pageant program is based on inner-beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an “All-American spirit of fun for family and friends.” Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self confidence, learning good sportsmanship, as well as setting and achieving personal goals. The Pageant recognizes the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for her future.

Families interested in learning more about this unique and outstand youth program may visit www.namiss.com.

Miss Rippetoe’s activities include basketball, softball and dance. She also enjoys reading and swimming. Miss Rippetoe’s sponsors include Shady Motel, Young’s RV Park, Meadow Valley Pharmacy, Brandin’ Iron, Y-Service, Jerry’s Service, Knotty Pine, Nails by Christy, Panaca Market, Jim Wilkin Trucking and family.