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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 Reaches $1,000,000 Milestone

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Nominated for Prestigious  “Be More Award”

 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen is proud to announce that we have been nominated for a WEDU Be More Award.
Each year, this multifaceted program celebrates the human spirit and showcases the best work by nonprofit organizations in West Central Florida and the individuals that support them.
 
 
MAOTeen has been nominated for the Be More Humble

Warren Averett People’s Choice Award. This award is driven by an online poll with votes from the general public. This prestigious award exhibits the connection and relationship the organization has with the community and the people it serves by allowing citizens to honor the nonprofit that they feel most exemplifies the spirit of the community.


Please click HERE to vote!


You can cast your vote until Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at noon and you may vote once per 24 hours.
 
Be sure to use #WEDUBeMore whenever possible so that your posts can be tracked and shared!
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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 out nearly $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.

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Nominated for Prestigious  “Be More Award”

2017 MAOTeen Dates Announced & Room Block Is Open!

MAOTeen Competition Dates!

MAOTeen 2017
MAOTeen 2017

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 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

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

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 https://fourpointsmagazine.com/maoteen16 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

ANNOUNCING THE 2016 MAOTEEN COMPETITION PANEL OF JUDGES

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.

HEATHER WHITESTONE MCCALLUM
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

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
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!

CHEHON WESPI-TSCHOPP
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
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 TYSDAL
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.

MEET THE AUDITORS
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward-looking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues faced by privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. More than 42,000 Grant Thornton people in more than 120 countries are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which they live and work.
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

REGALIA MAGNIFICENT APPAREL NAMED OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE 2016 MAOTEEN AWARDS CEREMONY AND AFTER PARTY

TAMPA, FL, JULY 6, 2016 – The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization announced today that Regalia Magnificent Apparel of Orlando will be the official sponsor of the 2016 MAOTeen Awards Ceremony and After Party.
Plan to attend the Final Night Awards Ceremony and After-Party at the Rosen Centre Hotel where the MAOTeen Organization presents all of the awards to the contestants for their amazing achievements.
Source: MAOT email

2016 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

TAMPA, FL, JULY 1, 2016 – The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization announced today the Top 6 Finalist for the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award. This award honors a notable alumni who has been outstanding in their academic and/or professional accomplishments and have made significant achievements benefiting their local and/or global communities.
The Top 6 MAOTeen Sorority Distinguished Alumni Award Finalists are:
Caroline Carter
Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen 2014 and 
Miss New Hampshire 2016
 
Cherise Leclerc
Miss Massachusetts’ Outstanding Teen 2006
 
Andolyn Medina
Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2012
 
Kaitlyn Miller
Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen 2012
 
Madison Snipes
Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen 2011
 
Rosie Westerbeck
Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen 2014
 
MAOTeen is known for its accomplished alumni. MAOTeen alumni are thought leaders, business leaders, and world leaders. Donna Bozarth, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, “The Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni who have typified the MAOTeen tradition of excellence and brought credit to the Organization by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service. We are excited to recognize these MAOTeen Sorority Members and share their stories with the world. We are thrilled to announce these six exemplary young women as the finalists for the first ever Alumni Award.”
The MAOTeen Sorority’s mission is to enrich the alumni experience and help foster beneficial relationships in the MAOTeen community. The Sorority’s story began about 10 years after the start of the Organization itself, when, in August of 2005, alumni proposed that we draw up a plan that would allow them to give back and stay in touch with the members of the sisterhood they created.
Source: MAOT email