Caroline Jones, 17, Mountain Top, was recently crowned Miss Northeastern Pennsylvania in Northeastern Pennsylvania’s official preliminary competition of the Miss Pennsylvania and Miss America Scholarship Pageants. Jones will represent Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant next June in Pittsburgh. She will spend her year as Miss Northeastern Pennsylvania by serving her community and promoting Miss America’s national platform, the Children’s Miracle Network and her own platform, “Read to Succeed,” which advocates the importance of early childhood reading and literacy. Caroline is a senior at Holy Redeemer High School. She is an honor student and recently authored, illustrated and published her own children’s book, “One More Book, Please.” Jones is a 2013 graduate of Junior Wilkes-Barre Leadership, an Ambassador Girl Scout, and president of the Teen Advisory Group at the Kirby Library. She is very involved in numerous activities at St. Jude Church and in school, including the chorus, theatre and Student Government. She is the daughter of Janet and Bill Jones. To book Jones for an event, contact Charlie Kasko, Northeastern Scholarship Pageant, executive director, at 570-690-9687.