Local student chosen as state finalist National American Miss Pageant

Destiny Breanna Lindsey, a student at St. Joseph Catholic School, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Arkansas Pageant to be held Thursday through Saturday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center at Springdale.

The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18 and have five different age divisions. Destiny will be participating in the pre-teen age division, along with other young ladies from the state of Arkansas.

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 a complimentary tour of Hollywood and two VIP tickets to Disneyland.

At school, Destiny participates in the Book Club, Mathletes and cheerleading. She enjoys acting, modeling and praise dancing. She is the daughter of Gary and Edna Lindsey.

The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s future leaders and equipping them with lifelong skills. All activities and competitions are 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. Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self-confidence, learning good sportsmanship, as well as setting and achieving personal goals.