Barbara Astudillo

Barbara Astudillo, 11, was selected as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant, held in Anaheim on Aug. 6. Barbara, who lives in Downey, beat out 126 other girls. In a statement, Barbara said she "chooses to be a girl who reaches for the stars, who touches peoples heart, whether she is volunteering in her community or tumbling with her team." ********** Published: August 18, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 18