Jerusha Marie Durham, 16, the daughter of Regina Kerchner, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National America Miss Ohio Pageant to be held July 31 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.
The pageant is for girls 4 to 18 years old, in five age categories.
Durham is competing for a $1,000 cash award, crown and banner. If she wins, she would represent Ohio in the national pageant at Disneyland in California.
Durham is a cheerleader at Clay High School, on the dance team for River Days, works at KFC/Taco Bell in Rosemount and enjoys spending time with family and attending church.