Galva girl, 9, a state finalist in pageant

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Rianna Aguirre, 9, of Galva, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Illinois state pageant.

Rianna Aguirre, 9, of Galva, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Illinois state pageant Sept. 4-5 at The Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions.

Rianna will compete in the Miss Illinois Jr. Preteen division, against other young ladies across the state.

A fifth grade student at Galva Elementary School, Rianna’s activities include swimming, reading, bowling, and soccer. She also enjoys cheerleading, dancing and singing.