Natalie Nordeen will represent South Carolina at the USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant in Daytona Beach, Florida, June 27 and 28. Nordeen, who is a student at Merriwether Middle School, will compete for the national title of USA National Preteen, as well as thousands of dollars in college scholarship money.

Along with outstanding young women from across the United States, Nordeen, who is the reigning Miss South Carolina Preteen, will compete in evening gown, interview and a runway fashion show event in order to claim the honor of being crowned the national winner.