OCEAN CITY — The 12th annual Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Music Pier.

Organizers said 20 contestants will compete in interview, talent, evening gown and on-stage question.

The 2018 theme is "Remember My Name," with a focus on the bright futures ahead for all of the contestants and reigning titleholder.

After a year of service, Stella Schwartz will crown her successor at the conclusion of the pageant. Contestants, ranging in age from 12 to 15, are either year-round residents of Ocean City, attend Ocean City schools or are the daughters of Ocean City property owners.

Contestants vying for the 2018 title are Emma Rodriguez, Abby Laursen, Maddyn Randazzo, Emma Kubikian, Bridget Dougherty, Cameryn Carr, Abby Berman, Mary Grace Jamison, Natalie Argento, Ella Tedesco, Hope Aita, Emily Torrence, Taylor Pontari, Paige Driscoll, Molly Farrell, Julia Wilson, Sarah Rodriguez, Kayleigh Donegan, Sally Dahl and Keira Janto.

Tickets are $10 and available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, 609-399-6111 or the Music Pier Box Office on the night of the event.

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