Monthly Archives: July 2016

PageantCast Gazette: Miss Teen USA 2016 Preparations and Preliminaries

PageantCast Gazette

  • Miss Teen USA 2016 Preparations and Preliminaries

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Internet Purchase Exchange Location

Police on the Scene with a Crime Prevention Lean Classic

Internet Purchase Exchange Location

Jim Luty joins J.D. Dhein to discuss Internet Purchase Exchange Locations. When you purchase something online and you need to meet the seller, why not go to your local police station?

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See the competition LIVE! Join us in Orlando for the 2016 MAOTeen Competition to see which of these 51 talented and articulate young women will become MAOTeen 2017!
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Be sure to LIKE US ON FACEBOOK and starting Sunday, July 17th, you will meet the outstanding young women looking to win a $30,000 scholarship.
Source: MAOTeen email


Meet the individuals hosting the 2016 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition taking place in Orlando, Florida at the Linda Chapin Theater inside the Orange County Convention Center
Tampa, FL (July 13, 2016) – The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization announced today that David Weincek will return as the preliminary competition host of the 2016 MAOTeen Competition for the third year.  Clint Robinson will be taking to the MAOTeen stage for the first time as final night host with Miss Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell, joining him as co-host.

David is an actor, spokesman, host, avid traveler and dedicated volunteer.  A graduate of the prestigious New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, David spent most of his career onstage.  Recent credits include shooting an ad campaign for Morgan Stanley; filming a commercial for ETrade; starring in a recent workshop at The Dramatist Guild and appearing this season on Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife and Younger. He is a longtime volunteer with Make A Wish and BOOK Pals.  David is honored to be returning to Orlando to host the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen national preliminaries for the third time.


Clint is an actor and radio DJ based in Orlando where he currently hosts the afternoon show on Orlando’s Mix 105.1. He has been in the entertainment industry since his high school years where his acting and radio career began at the age of 16. Clint works closely with many charities including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. He is a member of the International Thespian Society, often appearing on local news channels to discuss the entertainment stories of the day.  He is “thrilled” to be hosting Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. When he’s not in front of a camera or behind the mic, you can usually find him supporting Orlando City Soccer, spending time with family and friends at the theme parks or at the beach.


This past year, thousands of young women vied for the coveted title of Miss America 2016 and the $50,000 scholarship award. On Sunday, September 13th, Betty Cantrell, from Warner Robins, Georgia, became the first Miss Georgia since 1953 to take home the crown.
As Miss America 2016, Betty has experienced a year of service that has taken her on a national tour to educate audiences on her platform – Healthy Children, Strong America – encouraging children to make healthy choices and to stay physically active. She will also continue to entertain the nation with her remarkable vocal performances, as well as serve as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Betty is currently a junior at Mercer University, where she studies musical performance. She grew up on a 700-acre farm in Warner Robins, Georgia, and aspires to one day perform on Broadway.

Source: MAOTeen email

Select a finalist for MAOTeen!

The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is proud to bring back the America’s Choice vote for the 2016 MAOTeen Competition! The votes will determine one contestant as America’s Choice and guarantee them a spot as a Semi-Finalist on Saturday Night, August 6th, and a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of The Sash Company!

Go to and vote for your favorite National Contestant! Share the link on your social media and ROCK THE VOTE for your favorite! She could go on to become MAOTeen 2017!

Each vote is only $1 and only ONE contestant will receive a $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP and become an AUTOMATIC SEMI-FINALIST! 
Source: MAOT email


Meet the panel that will select Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2017 live in Orlando, Florida at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center
Tampa, FL (July 12, 2016) – The MAOTeen Organization announced today the distinguished panel of judges that will have the tough job of narrowing the field of 51 to just 1…MAOTeen 2017!
From preliminary competition to the event finals, these judges will be looking for the young lady that represents the best of America’s outstanding teens.

Miss America 1995, Heather Whitestone McCallum, lost her hearing at only 18 months old. She went on to become the first Miss America in the pageant’s 75-year history to have a disability. She continued to be an inspiration by serving as an executive member on the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. Heather is also a motivational speaker and author.


Daniel Narducci is a Classic American Baritone who made his debut with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. He’s appeared with the most prestigious orchestras world-wide, including the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, the Naples Philharmonic, and the Chicago and Toronto Symphonies to name a few. His talents continue on-stage including Lancelot in Camelot and recording artist as Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

Lillie Kae Stevens-Lonski is a dancer, singer, actress and choreographer. She’s the former Dance Captain of the Tony Award winning hit Broadway musical, Chicago, and has toured the world performing in West Side Story, Evita,Sunset Boulevard and Crazy for You. She is also a recording artist and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology. Her all-time favorite roles, however, are playing wife and mom!

Creative director and choreographer, Chehon began dancing at the age of 13. He was the youngest lead dancer in Twyla Tharp’s Tony Award winning Broadway show, Come Fly With Me and became “America’s Favorite Dancer” on the hit Fox TV show, So You Think You Can Dance. He has choreographed numerous shows including the 87th Academy Awards. Currently, he owns a creative studio in Los Angeles, and a major industry dance brand, “I AM FORCE.”

Jeanne Slater has been a teacher, choreographer and director for over 30 years. She began teaching dance as a teen, was a choreographer by college and made her professional theatre debut at The Circle in the Square Theatre in Tartuffe: Born Again. Her directing and choreography credits span both educational and professional theatre and she is currently teaching at The Juilliard School.

Natalie has more than 20 years of experience telling stories as an Emmy Award winning television anchor, reporter and producer. She was the recipient of the Gracie Allen Award for Women in Media. Outside journalism, her passion is working with kids. She founded a committee that developed a new elementary magnet school in Colorado, with a focus on critical thinking and responsible citizenship. Natalie was Miss Nebraska 1992 and credits the Miss America Organization with developing leadership qualities in young women across the country.

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A special thank you goes to Todd Piacentine and Seth Halperin that lead our group of auditors which include: Brice Husselbaugh, Cass Christie, and Lauren Holbein.

Source: MAOT email

ICE is the Cool Thing to Do

Police on the Scene with a Crime Prevention Lean Classic

Original Release: 3/7/2012

ICE is the Cool Thing to Do

ICE is not just cool, it’s a life saver. J.D. Dhein discusses why you should add ICE to your mobile phone or smartphone. ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency” on your phone. First responders are trained to look for ICE on your phone when bad things happen to good people…

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