Updated: November 28, 2013 6:20AM
Ashanti Robinson, of Matteson, is among those who are to participate Oct. 27 in the 2014 Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Chicago pageant.
The pageant announced its selections after interviewing in the Chicago area. Ashanti applied and was interviewed by the Chicago pageant coordinator.
Ashanti will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts. She will be in the Miss Jr. Pre-Teen division, one of four divisions for girls and women 7 to 19 years old.
The winner will represent the Chicago area in a national competition in Orlando, Fla., where more than $30,000 in prizes and awards will be presented.
Community businesses, organizations and individuals can sponsor Ashanti.
Those that are interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact the pageant coordinator at (877) 403-6678.