There's some local representation in Friday's Miss Wisconsin Outstanding Teen Competition in Oshkosh.
Door County's Lena MacDonald and Kewaunee's Paige Kassner -- a DoorCountyDailyNews.com student correspondent -- are two of 13 contestants competing for the title of the state's top teen.
Lena says she's excited for the competition and feels like she's well-prepared...
Teen Contestants Back Row From Left:
Jenna Flick, Miss Western Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen; Elise O'Connell, Miss Southern Lakes' Outstanding Teen; Hannah Mrozak, Miss Richfield's Outstanding Teen; Lauren McLester-Davis, Miss Green Bay's Outstanding Teen; Madeline Morgan, Miss West Allis' Outstanding Teen; Marlaina Perelshtein, Miss Milwaukee's Outstanding Teen.
Front Row From Left:
Jennifer Schmidt, Miss Racine's Outstanding Teen; Lena MacDonald, Miss Door County's Outstanding Teen; Skylar Witte, Miss Southern Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen; Annie Jorgensen, Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen; Paige Kassner, Miss Kewaunee's Outstanding Teen; Jordenne Butler, Miss Seven Rivers' Outstanding Teen; Katie Zibert, Miss Beloit's Outstanding Teen.
Not pictured: Deagan Maki, Miss Wisconsin Central's Outstanding Teen.
The Gibraltar High School student has company in Oshkosh. Zephyr Ciesar, a recent Gibraltar graduate, is competing in the Miss Wisconsin pageant. Lena calls Zephyr her "Door County sister" and says they've grown close.
"We've practiced interviews together, we've practiced fitness and dancing and talents -- and we both share the same talent so that can really benefit us because we can give each other the feedback," says MacDonald.
For her talent Lena will be singing "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus.
Lena MacDonald, Miss Door County's Outstanding Teen
The Outstanding Teen contestants, ages 13 – 17, compete in Scholastic Achievement, Talent, Interview, Evening Wear, On-stage Question, and Lifestyle and Fitness.
The winner will go on to compete at the 2013 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant held in Orlando in August as well as promote the program throughout Wisconsin.