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MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2018 CROWNED IN ORLANDO

 
Orlando, FL, July 30, 2017 — Jessica Baeder was crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2018 on Saturday, July 29 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. Baeder is the embodiment of MAOTeen’s mission to be the nation’s leading program for scholastic achievement, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth.
With Miss America Savvy Shields looking on, Baeder accepted the crown and a thirty thousand dollar scholarship toward her college education provided by The Harris Rosen Foundation and the Orlando Scholarship Foundation, Inc. The 17-year old resides in Auburn, Alabama. Speaking to audiences about her platform, “Healthy Food For All,” Miss America’s Outstanding Teen will also act as the official National Teen Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals.
“The MAOTeen organization is always impressed by the leadership skills as well as academic and community achievements of these inspiring young women,” said Steve Frocchi, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Vice President of Marketing and Development. “Jessica flourished in this group of extremely hard-working and talented students.”
Jessica is a member of the National Honor Society, Mathematics Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society at Auburn High School, maintaining a 4.2 GPA. She plans to utilize her scholarships won to pursue her scholastic ambition of obtaining her MD and become an orthopedic surgeon.

The first runner-up was Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Annie Swan, who earned a $10,000scholarship with her personal platform, Raise a Voice for ALS.”
Second runner-up honors and a $7,500 scholarship were awarded to Maryland’s Outstanding Teen, Chloe Wildman, with her personal platform, “Suffering in Silence: The Invisible Illness.”
Third runner-up and the winner of a $5,000 scholarship was Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen, Stephanie Wendt. Her personal platform is “#SpeadTheSmile.”
The winner of a $2,000 scholarship and fourth runner-up was Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen, Katie Preston. Her platform is “Youth Coping with Anxiety; Your Story Isn’t Over Yet.”
Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen, Emily Schumacher, was the winner of America’s Choice, an online competition where viewers were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss America’s Outstanding Teen contestant and guarantee them a spot as a semi-finalist and a $1,000 scholarship. She became the 11th Semi-Finalist to compete in the finale.
Source: MAOTeen

About Miss America’s Outstanding Teen
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs. The MAOTeen 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 across the country. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization has a long-standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through this partnership, MAOTeen contestants raise over $300,000 annually to help improve the lives of CMNH children and families. Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization can be found at www.maoteen.org.

Crowning Chamber: Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2017

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Crowning Chamber: Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2017

 

Orlando, FL, August 6, 2016Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Nicole Jia was crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2017 on Saturday, August 6th in Orlando. Jia’s triumphant walk across the stage at the Orange County Convention Center was just the beginning of a journey that will take her all over the country during her year of service as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2017.
“We are proud of Nicole and the thousands of teens who compete nationwide to serve as positive role models for our nation’s youth,” said Miss America’s Outstanding Teen President Kim Parrish. “Orlando has been the home of our competition for more than a decade, and in the wake of this summer’s tragedies, our focus on nurturing success was especially meaningful.”
In the past decade, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen (MAOTeen) has grown to become one of the world’s leading achievement programs for hundreds of young women, paying out nearly $1 million in cash scholarships to more than 199 colleges and universities. Providing girls ages 13 to 17 a platform to share and express their viewpoints, demonstrate their commitment to community service, and pursue their educational dreams, the Florida-based nonprofit has developed mentoring programs and community-based initiatives that result in more than 70,000 volunteer hours annually.
Speaking to audiences about her platform “This Little Light of Mine,” Miss America’s Outstanding Teen2017 Nicole Jia will also act as the official National Teen Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. CMNH is the national platform partner of the Miss America’sOutstanding Teen Organization.
Jia is a 17-year-old student at Casady School. She resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Along with the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2017, Jia won a $30,000 scholarship provided by The Harris Rosen Foundation and the Orlando Scholarship Foundation, Inc. toward her college education.Jia was also named the recipient of the Outstanding Instrumentalist Award. She earned an additional $500 scholarship for this award.
The first runner-up was Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Catherine White, who earned a $10,000 scholarship with her personal platform “Power of S.H.E. – Selflessness, Humility, Esteem.”
Second runner-up honors and a $7,500 scholarship were awarded to Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen Kelsey Hollis, with her personal platform “TAABS: Teaching Autism Awareness by Siblings – A Platform for Change.”
Third runner-up and the winner of a $5,000 scholarship was Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Anjelica Jones. Her personal platform is “Grand Jete’ Everyday.”
The winner of a $2,000 scholarship and fourth runner-up was Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen Sarah Katherine McCallum. Her platform is “Get to Know H2O – Water Conservation.”
Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen, Alysa Bainbridge, was the winner of America’s Choice, an online competition where viewers were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss America’s Outstanding Teen contestant. She became the 11th Semi-Finalist to compete in the finale.
  Source: Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization

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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