Two ALJ teens competed for the title of Miss New Jersey Teen October 14th and 15th. Out of the 110 contestants from across the state, Brooke Gallo and Kaitlyn King were selected as semi- finalists. Kaitlyn was named as 4th runner up and Brooke won a humanitarian award for collecting 275 coats for the boys and girls clubs of NJ. Brooke Gallo said, "This was my very first pageant and I was so honored and excited to be part of this experience. Over the weekend I had met many girls with great life experiences. I had made many of friends over the weekend and I was especially humbled to receive the Miss Humanitarian award and make the top 19. I couldn’t be happier for Kaitlyn for coming in the top 5!"
Mrs. Susan Dougherty, retired ALJ teacher and advisor to the Miss America pageant said, "Congratulations to both girls who competed in interview, fitness and evening gown and made their families and school proud."