Officials for the Miss Teen Texas International Pageant have announced that Brooke Wells of Corpus Christi has been named "Miss Teen Nueces County International 2009."

Brooke, a senior at Calallen High School, will represent the greater Nueces County area at the 2009 Miss Teen Texas International Pageant in San Antonio on March 22. She will be competing for over $15,000 in cash and prizes and the cane to proceed to Miss Teen International Competition in July.

The Miss Teen International Pageant system recognizes young women for their ambition, accomplishments and desire to make a difference in their communities.

Throughout her year, the new Miss Teen Nueces County will not only compete for the state crown, but she will also be available to make appearances, attend special presentations and assist with civic and non-profit oriented projects.