Bailey Moyer, 10, has been chosen a state finalist in a national pageant.

The daughter of Dean and Angela Moyer of Palmerton, was selected a finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania Pageant to be held Aug. 10-11 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel and Towers.

The National American Miss pageants are held for girls age 4-18 and have five different age divisions. Bailey is participating in the preteen age division along with other young ladies from across the commonwealth.

Her activities include soccer, softball, school plays and chorus. She also enjoys singing and dancing, spending time with friends, watching TV and family nights.

The pageant winner 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 the winner will receive a complimentary tour of Hollywood and two VIP tickets to Disneyland.

Each year the National American Miss Pageants awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and other prizes, including a new Ford Mustang convertible.

The pageant is unlike others in that girls under age 12 are not allowed to wear makeup and there is no swimsuit competition. All activities and competitions are kept age-appropriate.

The program emphasizes inner beauty as well as poise and presentation, and offers and "all-American spirit of fun for family and friends."

Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self confidence, learning good sportsmanship, and achieving personal goals.

The pageant recognizes the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her set goals for the future.

More information is available at www.namiss.com.