Two juniors at Medfield High School are being honored as this week’s Class Act for their volunteer work.
Andrea Nevins, 17, and Alie Reiling, 16, are doing some “amazing” things.
The juniors are the force behind the Massachusetts Miss Amazing Pageant, a pageant celebrating girls and women with disabilities.
“I’ve always been interested in volunteering with kids with disabilities, being able to provide an awesome opportunity for these girls, which is what really drew me into it,” Nevins said.
Miss Amazing is a national organization started in 2007 and pageants are now held in about 30 states.
The inaugural Miss Amazing Massachusetts event was held last year with 15 participants.
The pageant now has 28 participants and many more volunteers.
The event is a full day affair, with a luncheon and an interview with special needs experts. The contestants then get the full glam treatment with hair and makeup.
Participants go onstage, introduce themselves and have an evening wear segment and a talent portion.
One contestant is chosen as Massachusetts Miss Amazing Queen, but everyone gets a crown and a trophy.