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Local woman to compete in state pageant

Published: Saturday, July 5, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Sarah Popovich of Sycamore, daughter of Kim and Shane Popovich, has been selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Illinois Teen USA Pageant.

The pageant will take place Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 in Skokie. She will compete as Huskie Country and will compete in swimsuit, evening gown and personal interview competitions.

The pageant has two age divisions, and the winners will go on to represent the state in the 2015 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageant. Miss USA goes on to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant. The Miss USA Pageant system stresses good morals, physical fitness, communication skills, social awareness and community involvement.

Sarah Popovich is a nanny, enjoys horseback riding and plans to go to school to become a physical therapist; she hopes to work for a professional football team one day. She is sponsored by Sycamore Integrated Health, Curtis Orthodontics, Vance’s Automotive and DS Containers. 

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