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Buffalo girl will compete for national prize

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16-year-old Jordan Snyder's life could change dramatically in a few weeks, but she and her family are just going with the flow, like they did during the Miss Wyoming Outstanding Teen Pageant.

"We kind of went in just as a trial year and just kind of figure out the ropes and just kind of understand what was going on and then we ended up winning and so we're just going to go with it and just see what happens," said Jordan, who will be a junior this fall at Buffalo High School.

Jordan will head to Orlando, Florida in August to represent Wyoming in hopes of becoming Miss America's Outstanding Teen, and she started preparing for that ever since she won her crown earlier this year.

"Three months of practicing your talent and then it's just studying up on current events," said Jordan.

Jordan will play the piano during the talent portion and address why she's promoting early childhood literacy as her platform.

"Growing up my parents always read to me.  Always, always, always.  So that was something I as really passionate about and I saw it going through elementary school that some kids didn't have that and I wanted to be able to share that," said Jordan.

Those parents who read to her as a little girl, Julie and John, say they are proud of what Jordan has already accomplished at such a young age.

"I am so proud of her, we both are, it's amazing.  We know she will embrace every opportunity she ever has and so we encourage her and let her try this," said Julie Snyder.

The Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant runs from August 13-17 in Orlando, Florida.

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