Sophia Keister, a senior at Blue Earth Area High School, recently competed for Miss Teen Volunteer American in Jackson, Tennessee.
Keister placed 16th in the pageant and won the People’s Choice Award. This victory comes after a long hiatus from pageants, as the last one she participated in would have been when she was a toddler.
After her successful run in Tennessee, Sophia says she plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall, where she’ll study business management and fashion design and she hints that she’s open to continuing with pageants.
As she’ll be in Iowa next year, she’s considering competing in the Miss Volunteer Iowa Pageant.