HERNDON - Danielle Botkin, 16, of Herndon, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Harrisburg/Allentown pageant May 11, in Harrisburg.

A Line Mountain High School junior, she is a daughter of Roger and Ann Botkin. Danielle was selected after submitting an application and taking part in an interview session.

She will be compete in the Miss Teen division for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts. It is one of four divisions for ages 7 to 19. The girls compete in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear, but personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.

The winner will represent Harrisburg/Allentown and the surrounding communities at the national competition in Orlando, Fla. More than $30,000 in prizes and awards will be presented there.

An aspiring model and actress, Botkin has done mannequin modeling at Old Navy and Body Central at the Capital City Mall in Harrisburg and at Debs at Colonial Park Mall, and participated in the spring fashion show in 2013 at Bon Ton at the York Galleria Mall.

She has performed in plays at regional theaters and won a scholarship with the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in New York Cityfor the summer of 2013.

Community business, organizations and private individuals are assisting Botkin in participating by becoming a sponsor. Anyone willing to help can call the pageant coordinator at 1-877-403-6678 or email drat@tds.net.