story & photo
by Amy Pjura
Seritta Norige, 14, Bozrah, is not your average teenager. She accomplished more things than anyone her age. Seritta holds many titles, including the new title of 2009’s Miss Mountain Laurel’s Outstanding Teen. She also holds the titles of 2002’s Little Miss Lebanon and 2006’s Junior Miss Hebron Harvest Fair.
Seritta is an active 4-H’er and after 5 years of being involved, she is now the co-vice president. She is part of the 4-H Dog Project, with her miniature pinscher, where she learns project skills in dog showmanship and obedience, and gains knowledge in grooming, agility, general dog knowledge and careers. She hopes to one day be a veterinarian. Seritta says she is proud to be a part of the 4-H program and does everything she does “for the community.”
Seritta is also a four-time awarded public speaker. She competed against 13-19 year olds, some being college freshman, and came out on top. Kudos!
She is on her way to compete in the Miss CT Outstanding Teen Pageant. Seritta is the only one from New London County competing against 19 other girls. The pageant will take place June 25-27 at the Garde Arts Center, New London.