Calverton teen Victoria Carroll came in third runner up in the 2014 Miss New York Teen USA pageant this weekend — out of 81 girls.
She was awarded a $40,000 college scholarship and other prizes.
The pageant, which took place Jan. 17-19 at Purchase College Performing Arts Center, required a $1500 sponsorship fee; Carroll launched a Go Fund Me campaign to help raise the funds.
"By participating in the pageant I will receive scholarship and job opportunities, friendships with other contestants and a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Victoria, 16, and a student at Riverhead High School, said.
The first place winner of the crown was Corrin Stellakis; she will head to the national pageant.
Victoria has been seen in many local productions, including shows at the North Fork Community Theatre. Her mother Sherry Carroll said her daughter is an A student, founder and choreographer of the Riverhead High Kickline Team, and a member of the Riverhead Blue Masques who was nominated for a 2013 Teeny award.
"Thank you so much for supporting me and believing in me," Victoria said.