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