Kassandra Mier, 17, of Garden Grove is competing in the Miss Teen California Latina Pageant.
Mier, a senior at Cornelia Connelly School in Anaheim, is the only Orange County participant among 43 young women taking part in the Nov. 6 pageant in Long Beach. She was a runner-up last year.
People can help her get a spot in the semi-finals by giving her a "People's Choice" vote through the Miss California Latina page on Facebook.
Kassandra, who hopes to attend Loyola Marymount University as a business major, is ASB activities coordinator at her school, participates in mock trial, serves as a Girl Scout Ambassador, is active in Lifeteen at St. Columban Catholic Church, has modeled for fundraising fashion shows, has appeared on the cover of Quinceañeras magazine and has volunteered the past two summers at H.O.P.E (Helping Others Prepare for Eternity) in Garden Grove, helping families in need. During two recent Christmas seasons, Kassandra collected clothing for elderly people in Michoacan, Mexico.
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The Orange County Register recently featured Kassandra in an article about her quest to win the title.