Waukee’s Mackenzie Blomgren, 12, has been selected to compete at the 2014 Miss American Preteen Pageant.

As the Miss Hawkeye State Pre-teen, Blomgren will attend the National Pageant in her age group at Walt Disney World in Florida during the week of Thanksgiving.

State Winners and State Pageant finalists will then compete in the 31st annual national scholarship competition organized by the American Coed Pageants, Inc. The corporation annually holds state pageants for the purpose of recognizing and rewarding outstanding young women between the ages of three and 23 for their past and present accomplishments as well as to encourage them to set goals for the future. Blomgren is the daughter of Jason and Stacy Blomgren of Waukee.