Kutztown native crowned Miss Greater Delaware Valley

Submitted Kutztown native Leanza Altenderfer, 20, was crowned Miss Greater Delaware Valley.

Kutztown native Leanza Altenderfer, 20, was crowned Miss Greater Delaware Valley at the 2013 Miss Southeastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Competition on March 23in Souderton.

Altenderfer will represent Bucks and Montgomery Counties when she competes for the title of Miss Pennsylvania 2013 in Pittsburgh in June. The winner of the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Competition will compete for the title of Miss America 2014 in Atlantic City in September.

Altenderfer is the daughter of Chuck and Ginny Altenderfer of Kutztown. A graduate of Kutztown Area High School, she is pursuing dual degrees in Event Management and Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida.

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A talented tap dancer, Altenderfer’s platform promotes job shadowing for career exploration.

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.