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Local high school senior to compete in pageant

Becky Friedman, a senior at Dade City's Pasco Comprehensive High School, is a contestant in today's Miss West Pasco County Pageant at 8 p.m. at the River Ridge High School auditorium. The winner of the countywide contest will compete in the Miss Florida Pageant.

For the talent competition, Miss Friedman will play the piano and sing Somewhere Out There. She will also be judged in an interview, evening gown and swimsuit competition, a two minute speech and a 500-word platform paper written by her.

Miss Friedman is this year's salutatorian at PCHS and was voted most talented in her class. She is active in the school band, tennis team, National Honor Society, Spanish Club and her church youth group. For 10 years, she has been a finalist in East Pasco's Spotlight on Talent Contest, which is sponsored by the Heritage Arts Center Association. She is the daughter of Dr. David and Barbara Friedman of Dade City.

Tickets for tonight's pageant are $5 at the door.

To submit items about people and events in East and Central Pasco (including Dade City, Zephyrhills and Land O'Lakes), send them in writing, one week before the event, to Suzanne Hayes, Pasco Times, 301 E Meridian Ave., Suite 214, Dade City, FL 33525. For information in East Pasco, call (904) 521-5757. In Land O'Lakes, call (813) 996-6796. Elsewhere, call (800) 333-7505.