Green Middle School student Emma Lough hopes to become the next Miss Jr. Teen as she competes for the Akron, Cleveland and Youngstown title.

Green Middle School student Emma Lough hopes to become the next Miss Jr. Teen as she competes for the Akron, Cleveland and Youngstown title.

Emma is an eighth-grade student at Green Middle School and is the daughter of Tim and Kelly Lough. She has three brothers, Eric, Tyler and Alex. She was selected following an interview session conducted by the pageant coordinator.

“This competition will allow for me to make new friends and boost confidence in myself,” Emma said.

She will compete for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. If she wins the title, she will represent Akron, Cleveland and Youngstown and the surrounding communities at the national competition in Orlando, Fla.

Any business, organization or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Emma may contact the Miss Jr. Teen local coordinator at 1-877-403-6678.