Tampa, FL (September 27, 2017) – The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization announced today that the 2018 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition will take place in Orlando, Florida at the Linda Chapin Theatre inside the Orange County Convention Center in July 2018.
Talented and articulate representatives from each state, along with the District of Columbia, will check in on Saturday, July 21st for an exciting week of events, all culminating with the competition finals on Saturday, July 28th, where one young woman will win the coveted MAOTeen title.
“The MAOTeen Organization is so proud to continue our relationship with the Orange County Convention Center and the Rosen Centre Hotel,” said Donna Bozarth, MAOTeen’s Chairman of the Board. “I hope everyone will join us for this unique event celebrating America’s most outstanding young women.”
The 2018 MAOTeen Competition Finals follows three days of Preliminary Competitions (July 24-26) and a week of various events held around the City of Orlando.
Hotel and ticketing information for the 2018 MAOTeen Competition will be announced soon.
It is known to long time listeners of the program that Kristen Howsley, Miss Galaxy 2005 was the first national titleholder I ever interviewed…and she couldn’t have been sweeter. Along with this autograph card, she sent almost a hundred photos that she had done for use to promote the pageant and her appearance on my radio show.
If you would like your autograph card featured here on a future Thursday with the PageantCast Vault, autograph your card and either scan it and send it to [email protected] or contact me at the same email and I’ll send you the physical address to mail it to me.
Rich Dalzotto returns to be our guest panelist tonight. Great movies to get you in the Halloween mood. I think this is the only podcast that came with a meal, also, but you’ll see what we mean. But stay away from the flutes, people!
Helping Increase Awareness of Childhood Hunger and Offer More Afterschool Meals to Young People
TAMPA, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 11, 2017 – Building on her platform “Healthy Food For All,” MAOTeen 2018, Jessica Baeder, has been named Youth Ambassador for the Get Healthy Talladega County afterschool and summer meals initiative. Jessica has recorded commercials and PSAs that are part of a video series for CHAMPS (Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs). These videos will be shown in elementary schools to support the “Seed to Plate” and “Choose My Plate” and aim to provide education about the importance of choosing healthy foods and staying fit. They also include information about gardening, identifying fruits and vegetables and gardening tools.
“Too many children face a hunger gap between school lunch and the next school day’s breakfast,” said Baeder. “The Afterschool Meal Program provides nutritious meals alongside enrichment activities in a safe and supervised environment and helps combat childhood hunger. I am proud to be an Ambassador.”
Jessica will have the opportunity to travel all across the country and talk with students about this topic. Having become a second degree black belt at the age of 9, Jessica combines her Tae Kwon Do skills and philanthropic spirit to teach “Fit for Life” lessons at schools, emphasizing nutrition and fitness. Jessica wants to ensure that everyone has the information and opportunity to make good decisions about their health. She is committed to hands-on service, being a voice for positive change, and creating a nation of healthier children and families.
“It is important that children have the nutrition they need to grow up healthy, happy and prepared to succeed,” Baeder continued. . “I want to thank all the partners working together to increase access to this vital program: CHAMPS; Ending Childhood Hunger Alabama; the City of Sylacauga; the Alabama State Department of Education; FRAC (Food Research and Action Center); Get Healthy Talladega County Network; the Sylacauga City Schools and the FBLA and Journalism chapters at Sylacauga High School; the Talladega City Schools; Talladega County Schools; Alabama Food Solutions and the sponsoring agency, the SAFE Family Services Center.”