BEDMINSTER, NJ — Ivanka Panasik, daughter of Marek and Suitlana Panasik of Bedminster, has earned the prestigious title of the 2020 National American Miss New Jersey at the state pageant held on Sept. 20. 

She will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Orlando at Disney World during Thanksgiving week, representing New Jersey.

Each year, the National American Miss Pageants awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. Each girl who qualifies for the national pageant has a chance to win a new 2020 Ford Mustang Convertible.  Pageants are held in each state for girls ages 4-18 in five different age divisions.

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Panasik’s activities include playing soccer on the FC Berna Girls' Travel Team, playing saxophone and singing in junior choir. She also is the founder of the Ivanka’s Inclusive Initiative, an anti-bullying platform. 

Her sponsors for the pageant were Stone & Tile Design and Marek’s Remodeling & Construction.