Connor competes in national teen contest

BRIDPORT-Brooke Connor of Bridport is one of 50 young women who traveled to Mobile, Ala., June 13 to spend a few weeks networking, rehearsing and making public appearances in preparation for the America Junior Miss competition.

Connor is a recent graduate of Middlebury Union High School and plans to attend college in the fall to study to be a pediatrician. For her talent, Connor performed a vocal and American sign language piece.

America's Junior Miss is changing its name in July; the new name has not been announced. The nonprofit organization hopes the new name will help dispel current misconceptions that the program is a beauty pageant and attract more sponsors, participants and volunteers.

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