Hailey Rosemary Bower, daughter of Craig and Reba Bower of Martinez, was crowned 2012 National American Miss California Jr. Teen Cover Girl at the state pageant July 29, in Santa Clara, and received a special invitation to compete at the national pageant during Thanksgiving week in Anaheim.

In addition to her official state crown, banner and trophy, Hailey also received the National American Miss Spirit of America trophy.

The pageant program is based on inner beauty, poise and presentation, with an emphasis on gaining self-confidence, learning new skills and good attitudes about competition, and setting and achieving personal goals.

Hailey's activities include dance, volunteering, cooking, baby-sitting and spending time with family and friends.

Her sponsors for the pageant were California Pacific Federal Credit Union, Dunivan & Associates, Wendy Dunivan of Altera Signature Properties, Marty O's Pizzeria, Crockett's Premier Auto Body, TJ's Cafe, Les Schwab Tires, Lemonade Accounting, Cooper Bail Bonds/Calhoun Family, Berkeley Auto Body, The Compass Star and Harper Orthodontics.

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