Tonight was the final night of preliminaries for the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant. The final three groups took to the stage in Fitness & Lifestyle, Talent, and finally, Evening Gown & On-stage Question, closing out the prelims for MAOTeen! Winners were announced in all of these categories, in addition to Academic Awards.
Katie Preston, Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen, was named tonight’s preliminary Talent winner for her vocal performance of “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera. For this, she will receive a $500 scholarship.
In addition to that, Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen, Emma Ellis, was the preliminary Evening Wear/On-Stage Question winner. For this, she will also receive a $500 scholarship.
Finally, there were two Academic Awards also awarded this evening. This year’s Scholastic Excellence Award for maintaining the highest grade point average went to Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen, Stephanie Wendt. For this, Stephanie will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Outstanding Achievement in Academic Life Award was presented to Miss Maryland’s Outstanding Teen, Chloe Wildman, for achieving a high grade point average and being actively involved with academic activities. For this, Chloe will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Check out our images from the final night of prelims, thanks to P.G. Photography:
Fun Fact: The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has a long standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
And did you know that through this partnership, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization raises over $300,000 annually to help improve the lives of children across the country.
If you, or someone you know is interested in being a part of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, you can get more info by visiting – www.maoteen.org. And for those interested in attending the Miss America Competition, call Ticketmaster at 1-877-307-8667 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Plus, friends & family from home can join in the LIVE action during Saturday night’s final competition for MAOTeen, by visiting http://live.maoteen.org, and contributing a minimum $15 donation.