Wolf Pack Cheerleader Competes in Miss Teen International Pageant

Incoming Wolf Pack cheerleader, Amanda Jenkins, is competing in the Miss Teen International Pagaent this week in Chicago, Ill.

A native of Vacaville, Calif., Jenkins will be a freshman at the University of Nevada this fall and plans to major in community health sciences with the career goal of becoming a physical therapist.
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"I chose Nevada because it has a major that suited my career choice, it's close to home, and I wanted to be involved with cheer at a school with strong traditions," she said.

Jenkins first became involved in the pageant scene two years when some family friends encouraged her to compete in her local pageant, and this year, she was named Miss Teen California International, which earned her a spot in the national pageant.

While the event is a beauty pageant, Jenkins said its primary focus is community service and involvement. She is actively involved in raising funds and awareness in the fight against cancet, participating in numerous events with the American Cancer Society including Relay for Life, Making Strides against Breast Cancer and Coaches vs. Cancer. Jenkins also implemented a program, Cheer for a Cause, through her high school cheer team to fundraise for the local Midnight Suns Foundation.

"This was important to me because I always believed in giving back," Jenkins said. "With the title Miss Teen International, I will be able to raise funds and awareness for cancer, not just statewide but nationwide as well! This is a very exciting year, and I'm looking forward to being a member of the Wolf Pack!"

Best of luck to Jenkins as she competes for the title this weekend!

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