Miss. Teen International is from Jackson County

Jackson County native and resident Madeline Wright just took international pageant title of Miss. Teen International. She is studying at Chipola College for her AA degree and after her graduation next May she plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida for a degree in communications and journalism. Miss Teen International showcases the achievements of young women ages 13 to 18. Although a resident of Florida, pageant rules allowed her to compete for the Alabama title, since she lives nearby in the bordering state and because she did her “platform work” in Alabama, wherein she promoted agricultural awareness in many classrooms doing hands-on projects with children. She and the youngsters did several activities, like making ice cream in a bag and butter in a jar. She said she is looking forward to expanding her reach in promoting the theme and she is excited to put the crown to work promoting agriculture literacy among her peers. So many in her generation are removed from understanding how their food comes from the farm to their plate and she wants to change that so everyone makes food choices that best support their beliefs.” Congrats to the Jackson County native!