Ross, 14, learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviews in the area.
Excited about having gotten over the first hurdle, the effervescent teen is no stranger to pageants. She was crowned Prom Queen of Renaissance Middle School and Miss 9th Grade 2012 at Langston Hughes High School.
She told the Daily World that she wanted to participate in the pageant because she loves modeling and fashion design.
"My dream is to design clothes for models," she says. And, she adds, she is learning to sew in order to be sure she has the skills to realize her dream.
Ross will be competing for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. She hopes to win in order to finance her way to college. The Miss Jr. Teen division is one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages of 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear.
Most important, Ross will display her personality and interviewing skills in front of a judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition, she says.
If she were to win the title of Miss Jr. Teen Atlanta, she would represent metro Atlanta in a National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Fla.
Community businesses, organizations, and private individuals can assist Ross in participating in this year's competition by becoming her official sponsor. Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in sponsoring Ross may contact the Miss Jr. Teen Atlanta pageant coordinator, at 1-877-403-6678.