Miss America's Outstanding Teen

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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.[1]

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.

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, First Runner Up-Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2007, Miss Michigan's Outstanding Teen 2006


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Miss America's Outstanding Teen

External links[edit]

PageantCast interviews with former Miss America's Outstanding Teen titleholders