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PHOTOS: Northern Virginia queens prepare to reach for the Miss Virginia crown

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(Roanoke,VA) -- The 2016 Miss Virginia Pageant is underway.  Miss, Teen and Princess contestants from the Miss Northern Virginia Scholarship Organization embarked upon the "Star City" to compete for the Miss Virginia  state title this week.  After a week of prelims the new queens will be crowned at the finale at the Burgland Center on Saturday, June 25. 

On Tuesday night contestant greeted supporters at the opening reception held at Hotel Roanoke.  Find more info about the pageant schedule and tickets at

Miss Virginia 2015 Savannah Lane (L); Miss Northern Virginia's Outstanding Teen Aria Austin (C); 2015 Miss Virignia's Outstanding Teen Hayley Boland
Miss Northern Virginia Megan Gerber (L); Miss Northern Virginia Princess Amber Austin (C);

      Miss Northern Virginia's Outstanding Teen, Aria Austin (R)

Miss Northern Virginia Scholarship Organization Pageant Director HekimaWallace Qualls and Miss Capital Region Dominga Murray.

SEEING RED: These beauties represent Roanoke Valley, Miss Andolyn Mediana (L) and OuttandingTeen Emily Allara (R).