Two young ladies from Shelton competed in the 2017 Miss Junior Teen Pageant competition in Malden, MA on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Julie Hoff and Taylor Green placed 2nd runner-up and 4th runner-up, respectively, out of a total of 46 contestants in their division ages 13-15 and 136 across all the New England divisions ages 7-20. The winner of each division represents their community at the National Pageant in Orlando, Florida. Both girls learned of their acceptance following interviews in the local area. They each submitted an application and participated in an interview session conducted by the Pageant Coordinator. All contestants competed in modeling routines including casual wear and formal wear. Most importantly, they displayed their personalities while interviewing with the judging panel. In each phase of the competition, the panel uses personality as the number one criteria for judging.