Two Atlantic County Contestants are Crowned at National Pageant


ATLANTIC COUNTY - Atlantic County is now home to two national pageant winners.
9-year-old Cassandra Hughes, of Smithville and 18-year-old Nikki Librizzi of Linwood, captured the prestigious national crowns in their age divisions during the 46th Annual Competition of America's National Teenager Scholarship Pageant in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cassandra was crowned Miss Preteen National Sweetheart 2017 and Nikki was crowned Miss National Sweetheart 2017.
Criteria for selecting the national winners was based on academic achievement, communication skills, and volunteer community service. Cassandra also won the optional speech and talent competition in the preteen division, while Nikki was the Senior Supermodel winner.
Both winners will now travel the state and the country to serve as role models and spokespersons for the National Teenager Organization.