Pratkelis competes in Miss Teen contest

Morgan Pratkelis, of Fort Dodge, will be a contestant in this year’s Miss Teen Iowa USA pageant. The pageant will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Newton High School Auditorium.

The contest includes three segments: evening gown, fitness/swimwear and personality interview. This year’s state titleholders will receive thousands of dollars in prizes and awards, and the new Miss Iowa USA and Miss Teen Iowa USA will compete for the national titles of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.