An 11-year-old from Washington in Beaufort County will represent North Carolina at the 2013 "Miss American Pre-Teen Pageant."
Kayla Wilson will attend the national pageant for her age group in Florida at Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving.
Wilson will compete against other states 11-year-old pageant winners for thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships.
Kayla's parents tell us she also won "Spirit of America" as well as "Most Personality," voted on by her peers.
Kayla also placed in the top five for photo, modeling, and ticket sales.