WAVERLY TWP. — Nina Sampogne, 15, daughter of Vito and Laura Sampogne, was recently crowned Miss Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Teen at the USA National Miss Pageant held at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven.
The Abington Heights High School freshman is an all-honors student and a member of the school’s marching band, dance team, mock trial team, student council and the Interact Club. She studies piano with Michele Triaca, of Waverly, and will perform at Carnegie Hall this April. She is also a member of Ballet Theatre of Scranton.
Sampogne was recently notified she will receive the “Youth Ambassador Advocate Award” from the Children’s Advocacy Center, Scranton, in recognition for many years of support to the center. She has been promoting awareness of child abuse since the age of 8.
She will compete for the title of Miss Pennsylvania’s Teen this August at Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony. The USA National Miss Pageant exists to enrich the lives of young women by promoting a life style of service, recognizing personal achievement, community involvement and awarding college scholarships.