While citizens here will be crowning Miss Minden 2013 this weekend, a local beauty will be in Las Vegas watching the country crown Miss America.
Jordan Marie Lary, Miss Junior Teen Princess Louisiana, said she is "extremely excited" about attending the Miss America Pageant.
"I feel like it's an amazing experience to get to go to Miss America," Lary said.
Lary won the crown of Miss Junior Teen Princess in June 2012 at a pageant held at the Shreveport Convention Center. She has also been crowned Minden Fair Junior Teen Princess 2011, as well as Junior Miss Minden 2012.
She is a Minden High School freshman and 14-year-old daughter of Gil and Paula Lary of Minden.
Attending the Miss America pageant with Lary will be Caroline Daughdrill of Bossier City, Miss Teen Princess Louisiana and Kaitlyn Fontenot of Vivian, Miss Preteen Princess Louisiana. The trio will return on Monday.