Local Teen Wins State Pageant Title
February, 2018 - Issue #161
photo by Steve Drury
photo by Steve Drury
Keely Young is a fourteen year old Santa Clarita teen who dreams big. On January 14, she earned the title of International Junior Miss California Junior Teen.

Keely has been involved in pageantry for three and half years and has worked hard towards obtaining a state title. After months of hard work and dedication, she took the stage with confidence and poise. Keely walked away with not only with the state title, but she also was recognized for her academic achievement. Keely is now set to represent our beautiful state of California at the international competition this summer in San Antonio, Texas.

"After months of HARD WORK and dedication, she took the stage with confidence and poise."
Raised in Santa Clarita, she attends Rancho Pico Junior High School where she is on the school choir and honor society, as well as on the West Ranch Colorguard team. When Keely grows up, she would like to attend Harvard University. Her desire is to study to be a defense attorney.

Keely's platform as International Junior Miss California Junior Teen is "Hearts 4 the Homeless' Pets". This is a program Keely is in the process of putting together for her Girl Scout silver project and hopes to make it in to a non-profit. Hearts for the Homeless' Pets is to be a resource guide for the homeless who have pets get the goods and services their furry family members need.

If you have an event that Keely could volunteer her time at, or want to sponsor or make a donation, contact her mother, Rhi at To follow her journey, you can find her on Instagram,

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