WILLIAMSPORT -- This weekend, a young girl from Lycoming County competed in the Miss Teen USA competition and placed in the top three. Newswatch 16 spoke with Miss Pennsylvania Teen, and people in the community about what the win has brought to Williamsport.
Sydney Robertson, 16, from Williamsport, joked around with Newswatch 16 at her home in Williamsport as she pulled out her Miss Pennsylvania Teen crown and awards she won at the Miss Teen USA pageant.
Sydney competed at the national competition over the weekend in the Bahamas. Miss Pennsylvania Teen, placed second runner up and won Miss Congeniality. After a whirlwind adventure she's back home in Williamsport.
"It's so great to just be able to represent Williamsport at the national level," said Sydney Robertson, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA.
"(I'm) getting chocked up thinking about how proud I am," said Allan Robertson.
Sydney competed with 50 other young girls across the country for the title. Although, she did not win, Sydney says the experience was unforgettable. Sydney says the community support has made the experience that much better.
"Growing up in a smaller city, getting to know all the people and building all the relationships really helped me a lot," said Robertson.
Before Sydney took the stage at the Miss Teen USA pageant, she was on the stage at the Community Arts Center where folks say they are happy to see she is doing so well.
"There's the girl you can see going down the street and she was there and she did a beautiful job," said Jill Woodhead.
Jill Woodhead works at the Community Arts Center. She said Sydney is a positive voice for the community.
"It's nice to see a local girl do well and go far and she really has," said Woodhead.
"I'm blessed to have the experiences I have had, to have lived in Williamsport with my family and friends," said Robertson.
Sydney said she plans to graduate from school a year early and pursue modeling and acting. The city may dedicate a day to honor Sydney in the future.