Barnegat Middle Schooler Crowned Miss NJ Junior Teen 2018

Alexa Daley (Photo courtesy International Junior Miss Scholarship Pageant)

BARNEGAT – Barnegat student Alexa Daley was crowned Miss New Jersey Junior Teen 2018 at the International Junior Miss Scholarship Pageant in Parsippany, NJ back in December. Not only did she win the pageant, but she also won the competition’s Spirit Award for embodying the spirit and character of the program.

The pageant program is for young women ages 4 to 24 and claims to be more than just a beauty pageant. It is a “platform for young women to feel confident in who they are,” according to the program’s website.

Daley will travel to San Antonio, TX to compete in the IJM State Queen international competition in July 2018, representing New Jersey.

A student at Russell O. Brackman Middle School, Daley joined this, her first pageant, because she wanted to help others through community service and public outreach and become a positive role model. She noted that she will embrace any opportunity to appear and speak at community events, such as nursing homes, hospitals, and civic and charity events, using her crown to make be a positive influence.

Requests for appearances should be emailed to You can also follow Daley on social media at @missnewjerseyjuniorteen, or on Facebook at “IJM New Jersey Jr Teen.”

Sponsorship opportunities are also available to help offset the cost of pageant travel. Those who are interested can submit information to the email address shown above, or call 920-737-0817.