Shelby Beloate of Puryear will be competing in the National American Miss Pageant in Anaheim, Calif., during Thanksgiving week.
Beloate won the National American Miss Tennessee pageant earlier in the year and now will be going for the national crown, which will be awarded Nov. 30.
The daughter of Chris and Missy Beloate, Shelby is a 2013 Henry County High School graduate. Now a sophomore at Murray State University, she is pursuing a degree in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine.
She is actively involved in community service projects with her membership in the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She’s a student ambassador for Murray State.
Her previous pageant titles include the 2012 Henry County Fairest of the Fair, the West Tennessee Iris Festival territorial queen, and the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Miss Teen. She is the first maid on the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival territorial court and is the 2014 Miss LeBonheur.
While in California, Beloate will attend a workshop and a photo shoot during the week for a chance at a modeling scholarship. She plans to compete in several optional categories such as most photogenic, casual wear modeling contest, and for a volunteer service award.
During the summer, she has been busy with public appearances, parades, sponsorships and community service projects. She recently spoke at Tennessee Valley Authority in New Johnsonville about the dangers of texting and driving. She also registered participants at a motorcycle dealership in Union City for the Aaron Vaughn Memorial Ride.