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National recognition
Mansfield claims first runner-up while representing Tennessee
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Lauren Mansfield, center, turns to congratulate her new friend Miss Alaska Ellie Tauntan as she is named second runner-up. Miss North Texas Rylea Fields, left, claimed the ANTSO National Preteen title.
A local sixth-grader, Lauren Mansfield, was recognized on a national stage Sunday by receiving first runner-up status at the 46th America’s National Teenager Scholarship Organization Pageant (ANTSO) in Atlanta as Miss Tennessee Preteen.Mansfield represented the state as Miss Tennessee Preteen in the competition eligible to contestants across the United States. The title was won by Miss North Texas Rylea Fields, with second-place honors going to Miss Alaska Ellie Tauntan.While in Atlanta, Mansfield competed in private interview sessions with the panel of three judges, modeled jeans designed by the contestant, answered on-stage questions and participated in the evening gown competition. She also competed in the speech category, delivering a 200-word presentation.