Johnson to compete in Miss Texas Jr. Pre-Teen pageant


One Quitman girl has qualified as a contestant in this year’s National American Miss Texas Pageant in Dallas.

Abigail Grace Johnson, 9, has earned her spot in the Miss Texas Jr. Pre-Teen pageant on July 26 to 27 at the Westin-Galleria in Dallas. She is the daughter of Jim and Judy Johnson.

The National American Miss Pageant System is the largest pageant group in the nation. According to the organization, the focus is to grow future leaders with real-world skills for their dreams to come true. Inner beauty, poise, presentation are the basis of the program.

Johnson enjoys competitive gymnastics and participating in the children’s program at her church. She watches YouTube videos about hairstyles and tries the styles out on herself and her mom. She likes learning volleyball skills, playing with friends and her dog, and learning everything about sharks.

Many friends and family across Texas, Seth’s Lake Fork Creek Steak and Seafood, Providential Insurance Firm, Your Appetites, 3 French Hens and Judge Hunt’s BBQ & Catering are sponsoring her for the contest.

Pageant contestants compete in the four categories of formal wear modeling, personal introduction, interview and community service project.

Having self-confidence, learning about good attitudes and competition and setting and achieving personal goals are some of the benefits of participating in the pageant.

Miss Texas Jr. Pre-Teen 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 at Disneyland in California. She will also tour Hollywood. She has the chance to represent Texas for the entire year.