Payton Schroeder

Payton Schroeder has qualified as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant. Payton is the 11-year-old daughter of Eric and Thelma Schroeder of Creighton. She will compete Friday and Saturday at the Downtown Double Tree in Omaha. The pageant is held for girls, ages four through 18, in five different age divisions.

Payton’s activities include softball, dance, singing, playing clarinet, piano, guitar and reading. The newly crowned Miss Nebraska Pre-teen will receive a $1,000 cash award, crown and banner, roses and air transportation to the national pageant in California.