Sixteen-year-old Amanda Ross of Galloway Township beat out 16 of her peers Saturday to become Miss New Jersey Outstanding Teen.
Ross represented Italy in the competition’s Olympics theme, participated in the talent segment and answered questions about her inspiration to take the crown.
Held annually, the event at Millville Senior High School was open to 13- to 17-year-olds who are not graduating seniors.
The night was a big win overall for South Jersey. Six other girls won other awards and runners-up positions. They hail from Plainfield, Moorestown, Pennsville, Long Valley and Vineland.