Samantha Tabone, age 8, daughter of Paul and Brenda Tabone of Fredonia, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss New York State Pageant to be held Aug. 23 to 25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rochester. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4 to 18 and have five different age divisions. Samantha will be participating in the Jr. Pre-Teen age division, along with other young ladies from across the state of New York.
The winner of the pageant 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 in California where she will receive a complimentary tour of Hollywood and two V.I.P tickets to Disneyland.
Samantha's activities include dance (tap, ballet, Irish, jazz, hip-hop and tumbling), reading, soccer and playing with friends. She also enjoys camping with her family and many other outdoor activities.
Samantha Tabone will compete in the Jr. Pre-Teen Division.