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Miss America’s Outstanding Teen attends CMNH Momentum

 
  
 
Tampa, FL, March 31, 2017 –
A Note From Nicole:
This past week I had the honor of attending “Momentum17”, the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion’s Event.  It was an absolutely amazing experience and I want to share some of the highlights with you.
I learned of incredible medical advances that would not be possible without the funds that are needed for research and development.  I heard the stories of children with tremendous health challenges who, without the help of many donors like us, could face obstacles that simply should not exist.  I watched a little boy whose greatest challenge is to bear the weight of his own body walk the entire length of a runway (with the help of his mother) to receive his Champion’s Medal.  I listened to a rapper share a rap written by a young boy who was born with no lower jaw and the pure joy this young man felt as he shared his journey with the audience through his lyrics.
I want each of you to know that your fundraising efforts for CMNH mean something very important.  I know that the kids and families that benefit from the funds we raise receive a priceless gift and I also know that CMNH honors this relationship with sincere gratitude.
From The Chairman:
I was humbled to attend Momentum with Nicole in celebration of our partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Nicole and I were invited to meet the children and their families and to take part in all of the activities.  Little did we know the impact and emotional imprint this event would leave on our hearts!
We were just two of 2500 attendees.  Nicole danced with the kids, collected THEIR autographs and state pins, applauded their tremendous accomplishments, and shed a few tears when realizing the gravity of some of their illnesses.  Our hearts were touched by their joy, smiles, laughter, and hope.
But, there was another part of this experience that I found equally as heartwarming and amazing.  This event also honored corporations across the country for their fundraising and emotional support of CMNH.  I listened as teams from Walmart, Aflac, Panda Express, Rite-Aid, Chico’s, Marriott, RE/MAX, and many more shared their fundraising ideas, outreach, and the importance of employee and volunteer relations.  I couldn’t help but think of the tremendous impact that we (MAOTeen and MAO) have, through our giving, to make the lives of these children and their parents more manageable.
One of our local/state titleholders will become Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.  She will assume the role of National Teen Ambassador for CMNH.  Monies raised in her CMNH account should be a reflection of her personal commitment to our national platform.
So, when you raise funds for CMNH, know that your efforts are helping some of the most incredible children and families we could ever know.  They face everyday challenges just like you and I, but their challenges are magnified in ways that are hard for us to imagine.  You are giving so others can have a chance to live a “normal” life through the MIRACLE of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! ….Donna
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
St. Francis of Assisi

  

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MAOTeen: 2017 Teens In Training Camp Discount Deadline Extended!

Due to the overwhelming response, the discount deadline for TNT Camp has been extended until May 31st!
 
Ready to have fun as a Teens In Training Camp participant in Orlando?  
 
Be sure to join us for the 2017 Teens in Training Camp from July 24th to July 29th.
We are pleased to offer a special discount just for you! 
 
Receive $300 off by using the discount code TNT17 at check out and your spot will only be $600.
  
Go to www.maoteenstore.com TODAY to take advantage of this offer while it lasts!
 
We look forward to seeing you in Orlando this summer!
 
You can also visit our YouTube Channel to see our special Teens In Training Camp Video.
Source: Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Promotes “Chain Reaction” of Kindness in Schools

Partners with Organization Helping Schools Become Safer, More Connected

Tampa, FL, Feb 21, 2017 – The organization that honors Rachel Joy Scott, the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting, is partnering with Miss America’s Outstanding Teen (MAOTeen) to promote kindness, hope and a positive climate in K-12 schools.

 

“We are thrilled about our partnership with Miss America’s Outstanding Teen,” said Rob Unger, CEO of Rachel’s Challenge, the non-profit organization founded in Rachel’s name to encourage kindness in schools. “This is a movement to shine light on Rachel’s story and most importantly the power of reaching out and being kind to those around you.”
In this newly released video produced by Rachel’s Challenge, reigning Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Nicole Jia reveals her story of exclusion and isolation bullying, including on social media, when she switched schools during her freshman year. She shared the emotional story with teens from the Chickasaw Nation Chickasha Pehlichi Ikbi Youth Leadership Program in Ada, Oklahoma during a kickoff event with Rachel’s Challenge.

 

“I am incredibly inspired by Rachel, who dedicated herself to being kind and accepting of other students at Columbine High School before the tragic events that took her life,” says Jia. “160,000 students skip school every day for fear of being bullied. Working together, we can help to create supportive communities both in schools and online that are united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.”

 

Since being named MAOTeen in August, Jia has worked to increase awareness that ignoring or isolating peers is a silent form of bullying. She is leading MAOTeen’s #BeSelfless campaign, which challenges kids to post fewer selfies and share more selfless acts of kindness and authenticity on social media. The #BeSelfless campaign has built momentum over the past year through partnerships with anti-bullying organizations, teen therapists and social media responsibility advocates.
 

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Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Reaches $1,000,000 Milestone

TAMPA, Florida, Nov. 21, 2016 — The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization (MAOTeen) announced today that is has reached a significant milestone. Since its inception in 2005, MAOTeen has now paid over $1,000,000 in cash scholarships to over 200 colleges and universities on behalf of our participants.
 
MAOTeen Board Chair Donna Bozarth said it was humbling to hit the $1,000,000 mark. “We look at today as just our first down payment on giving future generations the ability to access higher education,” she said. “This is only the beginning.”
Michaela McLean, Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2014, is on her way to obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. An Honor Roll student, Michaela found the process of affording a college education difficult. “I am so happy that I am attending the University of Alabama! I am so thankful to MAOTeen and the scholarships they provide that helped me attend college.”
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2011, Lacey Russ, graduated from Oral Roberts University and is now working full time as a Campus Visits Coordinator at ORU. “My three and a half years at ORU were more shaping, challenging, rewarding and joyful than I could ever express. I could never say thank you enough to the MAOTeen Organization for making it possible for me to graduate debt free.
 
“Scholarships are not just an abstract concept. They help students reach their dreams,” said Kim Parrish, President of MAOTeen. “And, as you know about the talented and articulate young women that participate in our program, they have big dreams. They want to change the world and make a difference.”
SOURCE: MAOT email

MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN NAMED FINALIST FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL WEDU BE MORE AWARDS

Tampa, FL – November 30, 2016  Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc. (MAOTeen) is honored to be among the nonprofit finalists for the 12th Annual WEDU Be More Awards.
 
Utilizing a panel of impartial judges who spent weeks reviewing applications and nominations, WEDU, West Central Florida’s primary PBS station, will recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals who were nominated for honors in a variety of categories. MAOTeen is a finalist Warren Averett People’s Choice Award.


This prestigious award exhibits the connection and relationship the organization has with the community and the people it serves by allowing area citizens to honor the nonprofit that they feel most exemplifies the spirit of the community. The winner in this category is chosen by public online voting in a poll. We invite all of our supporters to visit this page and vote! Voting closes Wednesday, December 6th at Noon Eastern.  You can vote once every 24 hours.


MAOTeen’s “Presidential Project” is also nominated for the top Nielsen Marketing Campaign Award. This award recognizes the execution of creative and results-driven original marketing campaigns using multimedia platforms including, but not limited to, broadcast, print, social media and/or grassroots awareness campaigns. 


“We are so excited for this honor and thrilled for the opportunity to celebrate our success,” said Kim Parrish, President of MAOTeen. “Our impact in the community is profound. Our organization is a strong example of how, together, we can change and improve lives.”


“The driving force behind the WEDU Be More Awards is not just simply to recognize the tremendous work and selfless acts that our area organizations and volunteers provide, but also to provide a level of awareness and understanding for these organizations that rely so heavily on the support of the community they serve. Organizations that participate in the WEDU Be More Awards report an increase in inquiries from potential volunteers, donors, and people interested in or in need of their services,” said Allison Hedrick, WEDU Vice President of Communications.

About Miss America’s Outstanding Teen
One of the nation’s leading achievement programs, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth. In the past decade, MAOTeen has paid over $1 million in cash scholarships to more than 200 colleges and universities, while developing mentoring programs and community-based initiatives across the country. MAOTeen has a long-standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising more than $100,000 this year to help improve the lives of children nationwide. Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization can be found at www.maoteen.org.

2017 MAOTeen Dates Announced & Room Block Is Open!

MAOTeen Competition Dates!

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The 2017 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Preliminary Competition will be held July 25-27 with

Finals on July 29, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

We are also excited to announce that the Rosen Centre Hotel will remain our host hotel and that our room block is now open.  Please book your rooms in advance as our room block sells out each year.

http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1691441&hotelID=2018&themeId=19534 

Source: Miss America’s Outstanding Teen email

MISS GEORGIA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN AND MISS NEBRASKA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN WIN PRELIMINARY AWARDS AT THE 2016 MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN COMPETITION

Orlando, Florida – August 2, 2016 – Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Kelsey Hollis was named Tuesday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her vocal performance of “Hallelujah” during the first night of the 2016 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition at the Linda Chapin Theater in Orlando. Kelsey will receive a $500 scholarship. Also in the spotlight was Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen, Hannah Miller, who was the preliminary Evening Wear/On-Stage Question winner. Hannah will receive a $500 scholarship.
Four contestants were recognized for their achievement in the category of Ad Sales. Tied for second place, each selling four pages and receiving a $1,000 scholarship were: Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen, Christina Stratton; Miss District of Columbia Outstanding Teen, Nilah Pettus; and Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen, Alysa Bainbridge. In first place, with eight pages sold and receiving a $1,500 scholarship was Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen, Makayla Stark.
Six other young women were recognized as Finalists as the Teens in Action Award, a $1,000 scholarship that recognizes outstanding achievement in their personal platform. The Finalists are: Tiara Pennington, Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen; Emily Brewer, Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen; Teghan Gregson, Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen; Nina Mojares, Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen; Stella Ford, Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen; and Lyndsey Scheurer, Miss North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen.
 
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and will make available more than $33 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance in 2016. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth. MAOTeen provides educational scholarships for deserving young people and has developed mentoring programs and community-based initiatives. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has a long standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through this partnership, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization raises over $100,000 annually to help improve the lives of children across the country.
Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization can be found atwww.maoteen.org.

 

Source: MAOTeen email

MISS FLORIDA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN AND MISS IDAHO’S OUTSTANDING TEEN WIN PRELIMINARY AWARDS AT THE 2016 MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN COMPETITION

Orlando, Florida – August 4, 2016 – Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen, Anjelica Jones was named Thursday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her contemporary ballet performance to “Billboards” during the third night of the 2016 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition at the Linda Chapin Theater in Orlando. Anjelica will receive a $500 scholarship. Also in the spotlight was Miss Idaho’s Outstanding Teen, Mady Thornquest, who was the preliminary Evening Wear/On-Stage Question winner. Mady will receive a $500 scholarship.
Academic Awards were also a special highlight of the evening.  This year’s Scholastic Excellent Award for the highest GPA went to Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen, Makayla Stark.  Makayla will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Outstanding Achievement in Academic Life was presented to Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen, Ashley Swanson. Ashley will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and will make available more than $33 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance in 2016. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth. MAOTeen provides educational scholarships for deserving young people and has developed mentoring programs and community-based initiatives. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has a long standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through this partnership, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization raises over $100,000 annually to help improve the lives of children across the country.
Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization can be found atwww.maoteen.org.

 

Source: MAOTeen email

MISS WISCONSIN’S OUTSTANDING TEEN AND MISS NORTH CAROLINA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN WIN PRELIMINARY AWARDS AT THE 2016 MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN COMPETITION

Orlando, Florida – August 3, 2016 – Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen, Kylene Spanbauer was named Wednesday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her dance/twirl performance to “Explosive” during the second night of the 2016 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition at the Linda Chapin Theater in Orlando. Kylene will receive a $500 scholarship. Also in the spotlight was Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen, Catherine White, who was the preliminary Evening Wear/On-Stage Question winner. Catherine will receive a $500 scholarship.
Five contestants were recognized for their achievement in raising awareness and fund for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and MAOTeen Partnership. In fifth place, raising $4,180, was Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen, Jordan Axel. Raising $5,167 and placing in fourth was Paige Kauffman, Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen. Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding, Makayla Stark raising $5431 was third. In second place with $9,630.71 was Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen, Grace Aulabaugh. In first place, with $21,554.14 raised, was Alysa Bainbridge, Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen.
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and will make available more than $33 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance in 2016. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth. MAOTeen provides educational scholarships for deserving young people and has developed mentoring programs and community-based initiatives. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has a long standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through this partnership, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization raises over $100,000 annually to help improve the lives of children across the country.
Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization can be found atwww.maoteen.org.

Source: MAOTeen email