Jayla Duncan will represent Sylacauga in Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant

Jayla Duncan, of Childersburg, will represent the city of Sylacauga as Miss Sylacauga’s Outstanding Teen at the Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant on March 2-4 at B.B. Comer Memorial High School in Sylacauga, according to a press release.

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SYLACAUGA -- Jayla Duncan, of Childersburg, will represent the city of Sylacauga as Miss Sylacauga’s Outstanding Teen at the Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant on March 2-4 at B.B. Comer Memorial High School in Sylacauga, according to a press release.

Jayla is the 14-year-old daughter of D’Andrick Duncan and Dana Thomas, of Childersburg. She is the granddaughter of Donna Stone-Garrett (Leon Garrett), of Alpine; the late Travis Thomas; and Katherine Duncan, of Sylacauga.

An eighth-grader at Childersburg Middle School, Jayla is the president of the Beta Club, president of the Student Government Association, cheerleader captain, president of Future Business Leaders of America, president of the Builders’ Club and a member of the Science Club, the Strategic Gaming Club and the yearbook staff. She is also an “A” honor roll student.

This will be her first year to participate in the Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.

Jayla will perform a tap dance routine to “Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown during the talent competition. She will also compete in the Lifestyle and Fitness and Evening Gown/Onstage Question categories, and will participate in a private interview with a panel of judges.

During the interview portion of the competition, Jayla looks forward to discussing her personal platform, “Jayla’s Justice,” an anti-bullying campaign.

Preliminary competitions will be Saturday, March 3, at 2 and 7 p.m., and the final competition will be Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m.