Miss America's Outstanding Teen
Miss America's Outstanding Teen is an American scholarship pageant. It is a sister company to the Miss America Organization, and it aims to "promote scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens." In order to be eligible to compete, participants must first compete and win at the local level and then win the state title. The competition consists of several parts of competition which consists of a ten minute interview in front of a panel of judges, talent, physical fitness, evening wear, and an on stage question. All competitors must be girls between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age.
More than $175,000 in scholarship grants were distributed amongst the 52 contestants in the pageant, with a $30,000 scholarship being awarded to the winner. The current titleholder is Leah Sykes representing Florida.
The first competition was held in August 2005 in the Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Meghan Miller, who represented Texas, was the first to win the competition.
|Year||Winner||State||Date of contest||Location|
|2006||Meghan Miller||Texas||August 20, 2005||Orlando, Florida|
|2007||Maria DeSantis||New York||August 19, 2006||Orlando, Florida|
|2008||Caitlin Brunell||Virginia||August 11, 2007||Orlando, Florida|
|2009||Taylor Fitch||South Carolina||August 16, 2008||Orlando, Florida|
|2010||Jeanette Morelan||Wisconsin||August 15, 2009||Orlando, Florida|
|2011||Lacey Russ||Oklahoma||August 28, 2010||Orlando, Florida|
|2012||Elizabeth Fechtel||Florida||August 20, 2011||Orlando, Florida|
|2013||Rachel Wyatt||South Carolina||August 18, 2012||Orlando, Florida|
|2014||Leah Sykes||Florida||August 17, 2013||Orlando, Florida|
- Miss America's Outstanding Teen state pageants
- Miss Teen USA
- Miss Teenage America
- Miss Teen America
- America's Junior Miss
PageantCast interviews with former Miss America's Outstanding Teen titleholders
- Episode 75: Interview with 2007 Maria DeSantis
- Episode 121: Interview with 2008 Caitlin Brunell
- Episode 162: Interview with 2009 Taylor Fitch