Kelsey Jeffs of Youngstown, pictured, was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Buffalo/Rochester pageant competition.
Jeffs learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviewing in the local Buffalo area.
She submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year's Buffalo pageant coordinator.
Jeffs competed in the Miss Teen division, one of the four divisions that showcased young ladies ages 7-19. Personality was the No. 1 aspect each contestant was judged on during all phases of competition, which included interviewing skills and modeling routines for casual wear and formal wear.
Community businesses and organizations were enlisted to sponsor the contestants. Assisting Jeffs was Victoria's Family Hair Care, Bandana's Bar and Grill, J. A. Stevens Jr. Construction Co., Tim Adamson, regional manager SIHI Pumps Inc., and H. W. Bryk & Sons.