Castille Zander, 10, a student at Montair Elementary School, is a State Finalist for the 2007 Miss California Pre-Teen Pageant for National American Miss.
Castille is in the fourth grade and participates in the GATE Program at Montair. She played competitive soccer at the Bronze level for Mustang soccer, and was on a competition dance team that won the West Coast finals performing at Disneyland. She is currently playing Lacrosse with the Diablo Scorpion Scrappers, loves tennis, horseback riding, swimming, her Chow Chow dogs, playing flute and riding her bike.
"Castille is so excited to be a finalist and represent our hometown of Danville," said her mother, Lisa Zander.
Contests aren't new to Castille: She was First Runner-Up two years in a row for the Hawaiian Tropic Pageant, and placed first for Most Photogenic. As a toddler, she was a fit model for Baby Gap.
The pageant will be held at the Santa Clara Marriott from June 28-30. Roatan Brokers Real Estate, Dr. Peter Visendi at Optometric Design, Jero'l Salon and Small-Fry Shoppe are sponsoring Castille in her quest and she would like to find more supporters. Companies who become sponsors before June 8 have their name listed next to her photo in the pageant program. For information, call Lisa Zander at 786-8408.