America's Junior Miss competition underway

Mobile, Ala. (WSFA) -- Alabama's Junior Miss is hoping she'll become America's Junior Miss.  Fifty girls, one from each state, are in Mobile for the competition.

The preliminaries for the 52nd annual event got underway Thursday.

Alabama's representative is Kathryn Tully, from Birmingham.

Finals will be Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

If you can't make it to the port city to watch the finals, Mobile's NBC affiliate, WPMI, is streaming the national scholarship competition live on its website .