Austin student learning her role as Miss Texas Teen USA.
Friday, January 06, 2006
On a mild midday in December, Raevan Valadez, decked out casually in a sleeveless print shirt and khaki pants, sat quietly in a meeting room at the Round Rock Public Library with a tiara and sash at the ready.
Around her, assembled members of the Rotary Club, who were there to eat, share news and hear from Valadez about her reign as Miss Texas Teen USA.
Her new title has not gone unnoticed at St. Michael's, and few will let her forget it.
"One of my teachers, the first day I get back (from the pageant), he starts singing the 'Miss America' theme song. The attendance person at our school . . . he calls me 'Queenie,' " she said.
"I get my fair share of ridicule because of the pageant. My brother says he's losing me to the Dark Side."
For the full story: http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/01/6valadez.html
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