Miss Makenzie Layman of Fort Bend County, 12, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant to be held June 18-19 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. The pageant is held for girls ages 4-18 in five age divisions. Miss Layman’s activities include softball, acting, camping, baby sitting and volunteering. She also enjoys hanging out with friends and family, riding bikes and reading. Her sponsors include Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, On-Point Controls, LLC, JDC Consulting and Houston Slot Machines.