Georgia Ray Cleckley, 7, of Wewahitchka has been chosen as a finalist in the National American Miss Florida Pageant to be held July 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Waterfront in Jacksonville.

The pageant is held for girls ages 4 through 18 in five different age divisions.

Georgia will be competing in the Miss Junior Pre-Teen Florida and for prizes that include $1,000, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland.

Contestants compete in four categories: formal wear, personal introduction, interview and community service project.

Geogia is involved with t-ball with the Dixie Youth, hip hop dance at Creative Movement in Callaway, Upward Cheer and enjoys going to church, art and being with family and friends.

Georgia was sponsored by Emerald Coast Eye Care, Danny and Faye Powll, Betty and Charles Cleckley, Ed and Leslie Hill, Mrs. Charlotte Conner, Ruthann and Jake Hysmith, James and Tammy Hysmith, Daniel Hill and Jose.